Use Citrix Desktop Director to Manage Your ESX Environment

Citrix Desktop Director is a great tool for your XenDesktop environment.  It allows you to manage the VM power states, user assignments, and see session statistics for troubleshooting.  That said it’s primary purpose really is integration with XenDesktop.  Oh sure, you can use it with XenApp 6.0 and XenApp 6.5 and I do.  But the […]

Cloning XenApp 6.5 on ESX

We recently started deploying XenApp 6.5 using VMWare ESX.  Our typical process is to convert to template and then use ESX deploy from template procedures.  VMWare conveniently built in a sysprep-like process that runs after the VM boots up and joins the network.  In XenApp 4.5 the process worked perfectly with the XenAppPrep command line […]