Microsoft announced a “FREE” VDI solution

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For almost a decade, every single year is announced to be “The year of VDI”. Microsoft just put another coin in the juke box today annoucing a Windows Virtual Desktop service included in Windows 365 subscriptions ( The product has been introduced during the Microsoft Ignite event in Orlando and a blog article ( Today, we are announcing Windows Virtual Desktop, the best virtualized Windows and Office experience delivered on Azure. Windows Virtual Desktop is the only cloud-based service that delivers […]

Virtualization experts? Where to go in 2018?

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2017 is already almost over and we need to schedule our priorities for 2018 conferences. When I attended to my first E2EVC a couple of years ago in Brussel (in June 2014), I didn’t realize that this will change my, at least professional, life! I discovered a great bunch of guys and I quickly find out that becoming independent was the way to go for me! Since Brussels, I’ve attended at least 2 events per year in the following cities: […]

Director & WinRM : Sometimes size does matter!

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As you may know, some features of Director rely on WinRM and you have to configure it following this article In large Active Directory environment, the user security token that is used to authenticate the user to the server may be larger than 16 KB. This can occur when a user is a member of many security groups. However, WinRM has a 16 KB size limit for HTTP authorization requests. Therefore, WinRM does not accept HTTP authorization requests that use […]

E2EVC Barcelona is over – Time to register to Berlin edition

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I would like to write a small post about the conference EVERY virtualization consultant should assists: the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference ( During the last 4 days (and nights), I could assist to: 3 master class on XenMobile, XenDesktop and Netscaler given by high level Citrix employees (Karen Sciberras @XMTipster, Mick Glover @XDTipster, Ronan O’Brien @obrienronan) Dozens of sessions by all the stars of the virtualization community (CTP, MVP, Rock stars ;)…) A geek speak session animated by Saša Mašić […]

Import NetScaler VPX on Hyper-v R3

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Un petit post pour résoudre un souci rencontré aujourd’hui sur mon lab : impossible d’importer une Appliance NetScaler VPX sur mon Hyper-V R3 (Windows 8.1 mais c’est identique pour un Windows 2012 R2) Lors de l’import, ce message apparait (Hyper-V did not find virtual machines to import from location…) : En bon informaticien, sur de moi J, je clique sur New > Virtual Machine et je spécifie le VDH fournie dans l’import et je démarre la VM… Boot sur l’OS et pafffffffffff 😉 […]

MSMQ / SmartAuditor non fonctionnel sous Windows 2008R2

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Un « petit » bug sur le service Message Queuing (MSMQ) empêche l’enregistrement des sessions via SmartAuditor. La raison est que le service MSMQ ne se bind pas sur l’adresse IP du serveur mais sur l’adresse de loopback : Un workaround consiste à redémarrer le service MSMQ pour obtenir le bon binding : Un patch est disponible chez Microsoft ( mais uniquement pour Vista/Windows 2008. Il faut passer un appel au support Microsoft pour obtenir la version Windows 2008 R2 ++ Sam

Hyper-V – Création d’une VM avec un disque de différenciation

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Je profite d’être sur la mise en place d’Excalibur pour faire une petite explication sur l’utilisation des disques de différenciation sur Hyper-V. Cette fonctionnalité sympathique permet d’utiliser un disque de référence (une image sysprépée en général) plus un disque de différenciation pour contenir les données propres de la nouvelle VM. Des images valent mieux que de longs discours : J’ai actuellement 3 VM et 5 VHDX mais : L’installation de Windows 2008R2 n’est présente qu’une fois alors que j’ai 2 VM 2008R2 […]

Patchs Microsoft validés par Citrix–Aout 2012

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Citrix a publié la liste des patchs ayant passé la validation sur les environnements XenApp / XenDesktop… Elle est disponible ici : Le résumé : Composant KB Bulletin Internet Explorer 2722913 MS12-052 Remote Desktop 2723135 MS12-053 Windows Networking 2733594 MS12-054 Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers 2731847 MS12-055 JScript and VBScript Engines 2706045 MS12-056 Microsoft Office 2731879 MS12-057 Microsoft Visio 2733918 MS12-059 Windows Common Controls 2720573 MS12-060 Par contre, le patch suivant n’a pas été validé : Composant KB Bulletin Microsoft Exchange […]

Erreur 1001 à l’installation du client Smart Auditor

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Lors de l’installation du client Smart Auditor sur un serveur XenApp 5 / Windows 2003, l’installation peut se solder sur le message d’erreur suivant : “Error 1001. An exception occurred during the commit phase of the installation. This exception will be ignored and installation will continue. However the application might not function correctly after installation is complete. Cannot start service CitrixSmAudAgent on computer “.” The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.” Une […]