This tool offers a graphical user interface to build requests to be sent to the XML service. The response is displayed for inspection. Thus, the XmlServiceExplorer allows administrators to debug how the XML service works and what kind of information...
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In today’s world passwords are necessary for almost anything - this is especially true in a managed corporate environment. Whereas in the past a user was required to memorize many passwords for different applications and databases, IT departments are now...
In my article about WebInterface user roaming , I have described how to leverage this new feature to route users to specific farms depending on department, location or progress of migrating to a new farm. Now, I'd like to offer...
Do you host your Web Interface on one or more XenApp servers? Then I recommend you heed this article before changing your setup. You may well loose your XML service when migrating the Web Interface to another server. And loosing...
After having published the customize health check in XenApp Health Monitoring and Recovery (HMR) . In this article I will cover health checks that to not apply to a single server but assure the operation of the farm as a...
I have recently worked on an implementation for a customer and was concerned with a large number of group memberships. Although the solution for authenticating against the operating system are well documented by Microsoft ( here , here and here...
After publishing the shortcomings of the health check for the XML service provided by Citrix, I like to expand on the process of creating a custom health check using the XmlServiceReader.
You may well ask why I created a tool to send arbitrary requests to the XML service and parse the reply in scripts – which is, by the way, called XmlServiceReader . First of all, I did not like the...
Since I have released the XmlServiceExplorer and XmlServiceDigger ,I have received several requests for another tool allowing for custom health checks against the XML service, e.g. see this comment. The XmlServiceReader is a command line tool sending arbitrary requests to...
In an earlier article about the XmlServiceExplorer, I explained how to obtain the access list of all published applications in a farm from the XML service. As this information is offered without authentication, it can be considered a security issue...
After writing and publishing the XmlServiceExplorer , I was asked several times just how much information is disclosed by the XML service. There were also comments (to suppress the access lists being disclosed by the XML service , the switch...
In an earlier article about the XmlServiceExplorer, I explained how to obtain the access list of all published applications in a farm from the XML service. As this information is offered without authentication, it can be considered a security issue...
In the last part of this tutorial about the XmlServiceExplorer , I introduced requesting useful information from the farm as well as resolving addresses. Now, I'd like to demonstrate how chatty the XML service is when it comes to applications...