Aug
18
2016

Citrix Studio stuck on ‘expanding’

Boy it’s been a long time since the last update! This is too annoying not to share though. I had a couple of Citrix DDCs (7.9) which we needed to move to a new subnet. Simple job really, right? Nope! After moving them, I tried opening Studio (as you do), only to find it was stuck on ‘expanding’ on both servers. Tried installing studio on a local machine, stuck on ‘assessing configuration files’. No error […]

Apr
11
2014

Java stuck at loading applet

Java is so much fun. So, we had an issue when switching to a new proxy, where Java would simply hang when trying to load an applet. No error message, no obvious traffic being blocked, no authentication problems, nothing. Enabling tracing in the Java-console gave use this: network: Connecting http://ocsp.verisign.com/ with proxy=HTTP @ /(proxy) network: Connecting http://ocsp.verisign.com/ with cookie “xxxxxx” network: Server http://ocsp.verisign.com/ requesting to set-cookie with “xxxxxx; Path=/” network: Connecting http://(Domain controller):53/ with proxy=DIRECT […]

Sep
10
2013

Building a Windows 7 Kiosk in 10 minutes

Right, so I can’t guarantee you it’ll only take 10 minutes, but after scouring the web for good ways to do it; I ultimately spent less time fixing it myself than banging my head against the desk trying everything I found. It’s easy, and it doesn’t require any third-party apps or solutions. My mission was this: We were implementing a XenDesktop-solution, using Web Interface 5.4. I had x number of thin clients, and x number […]

Sep
8
2013

Creating a dedicated backup-network for Exchange DAG

DAG is a very useful technology, we can all agree on that. It is, in fact, so simple and useful that I’d say that everyone who can afford an extra Exchange-server license and storage, should use it. And that is, frankly, pretty much everyone. Best case scenario, you have nodes on completely separate hardware and cover both database, server and storage failure; worst case you’re on the same virtualized host and cover database failure. Either […]

Aug
9
2013

Enabling impersonation in Exchange 2010

There are a bajillion blogs about this, but there’s also alot of wishy-washy stuff around it. So I figured it might be worthwhile condensing it all down to what you really want to know. The scenario is this: You have an application (in this case Dynamics CRM), which connects to EWS and wants to use a service user to interact with mailboxes. In 2007 you’d have to grant rights; but that is, frankly awful to […]

Jul
29
2013

3techies is looking for contributors!

Hi all, this site was originally started as a collaboration between myself (Kristoffer) and two friends who also are in the business. As things have developed, I am pretty much the only active member. I do feel the site has potential, so I am looking to fill the other slots. If by some turn of events we happen to become more than three, I don’t care! If you look at the site, you pretty much […]

Jul
28
2013

Migrating from Citrix Receiver Enterprise 3.x to Citrix Receiver 4.0 !Updated!

Update 10/10/13:Ā Since I was handed two more factors; it had to be run for users on VPN; and it had to be absolutely bulletproof, I revised the script to do the following: – Check for installed version, so it doesn’t mess up allready installed Receivers. – Files are copied locally to computers, so it doesn’t run over the network. – I’m also running it as a scheduled task, since startup scripts don’t run well when […]

Jul
10
2013

Slow logon to 2008 R2 due to printers

This is a very common problem; seen in a lot of different scenarios; but it’s most annoying on RDS / XenApp-servers. Logon stalls on printer mappings; for all users. Apparently this is due to the fact that for each printer; every user tries to download the driver from the print server. If you’ve got a bunch (especially HP printers in my experience), it’ll take a good while. Luckily; there is a fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853367/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134 I haven’t […]

Jul
9
2013

Exchange 2013 CU2 released

Good news everyone! CU2 for Exchange 2013 is out; and it brings back many of the features that where missing from CU1/RTM; but where there in 2010. Deets are here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2013/07/09/released-exchange-server-2013-rtm-cumulative-update-2.aspx Highlights are the fact that all CUs are now full installs; and new servers need not be patched, but deployed using the CU-installer. Which means bigger DL; but easier install, and less hassle. Also: Support for 100 databases in Enterprise, up from 50 in […]

Jul
7
2013

SQL Administration for Dummies (by a dummy)

This will be a work-in-progress article, so it’ll be updated. If you’re interested; I suggest you bookmark or subscribe šŸ™‚ What I’ve noticed in my travels, is that SQL Server is one of those things that alot of people install, but few people configure properly. IĀ haveĀ been one of those people, though I have tried my best. And it’s understandable. Often times, you’re looking to set something up for a single purpose maybe, and SQL Server […]

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