Windows 7 registry keys every IT guy should know

Some registry keys are always hard to find in the huge and mysterious registry… Therefore I decided to write them down and share them with you. If you have any “must have” suggestions. Please send them to me! The famous “User Profile List”. If you need to delete a user profile, don’t forget to delete […]

PowerShell – How to create a .NET DataTable and save it to XML file

I use PowerShell a lot. Sometimes to automate something with a script but often just to get some data. Export my results to a csv (Export-CSV) for example not always gets the result you want. Create your own table and you are more in control export it to a XML file and your ready to […]

PowerShell – How to determine (highest) installed .NET version

If you’re building a PowerShell script and you would like to know at what .NET version a computer is… It’s kinda tricky a think… The installed .NET versions are written in the registry, but not particularly in a way that’s easy to read/script for us. The following code returns a string with the version of […]

Citrix Xenapp/XenDesktop Ports

Here you find some of the basic communication ports used by Citrix Xenapp/XenDesktop:

Running results

Some of my running results:

How to disable the url prompt at logon with Citrix Receiver 3.4

Create/deploy the following “Current User” key to disable the “Url/Email Popup’” from the Citrix Receiver: (you can paste the following text in notepad and save it as .reg to create an executable registry file) Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Citrix\Receiver] “SuppressURLPromptAtLogin”=dword:00000001      

How to extract/unpack files from a .MSI file using command line

To extract files from a .msi file at the command line, type (example): msiexec /a “C:\Example\Example.msi” /qb TARGETDIR=”C:\Example\TargetDirectory” If the target folder doesn’t exists, it will be created for you. Good luck!

How to enable WiFi on Windows Server 2012

If you want to use WiFi on Windows Server (2012) you first need to install the “Wireless Lan Service” through the “Add Roles and Features” wizard. For more info and screenshots, please visit: Thanks Niall!

Project VRC: Microsoft Office 2013 needs 20% more VDI capacity

The independent research initiative Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) released a new free white paper about the relative impact of Microsoft Office on the performance of VDI based user environments. The objective of this new white paper was to investigate and document the performance impact of Microsoft Office 2013 on VDI environments in comparison with […]

VM on Hyper-V Windows 8.1 doesn’t receive an IP address from external DHCP

I recently installed the Enterprise preview for Windows 8.1. I needed a corporate test machine so I installed hyper-v and created a new virtual machine to deploy with SCCM. Therefore i needed to boot from the network and created an external switch and mounted this to my network adapter. After adding a legacy network adapter […]

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About Me

My name is Bart Scheltinga and I live in the Netherlands. I work as a Senior Citrix Administrator for Conclusion FIT.

MCSA Windows Server 2012
CCA-V: Managing Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions CCP-V: Deploying Citrix XenDesktop 7 Solutions


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