Customising the NetScaler 11 User Interface – Adding Extra Content

I am finally getting round to playing with NetScaler 11, and working on a side-by-side migration from our working 10.5 installation. The configuration of all of the services, servers, monitors etc has all been pretty smooth sailing. However, the customisation of the user interface has been somewhat challenging. With one hand, Citrix have given us
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Citrix StoreFront ‘Group View’ – An Alternative to Folder View

We have a StoreFront set up, in which User Subscriptions are disabled and so every application is subscribed to a user. Our applications are defined in folders in the XenDesktop site for ease of finding the applications. The folders were added after we discovered that everything was just chucked together in one big group in
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Citrix Director: Cannot Initiate Remote Assistance Session

This is more of a dialog of the process that I went through in troubleshooting an issue. This particular issue I think would be rare, as there are only a few situations where total closure from the Internet is actually required or implemented, but the process itself provides a potentially useful guide on logging and
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Installing Nimble Connection Manager Toolkit Silently

If you want to install the Nimble Connection Manager for Windows silently, you will need to specify a couple of options at the command line: Setup-NimbleNWT-x64.2.2.3.432.exe /S /v/qb- INSTALLDIR=\””C:\Program Files\Nimble Storage\”” NLOGSDIR=\””C:\Program Files\Nimble Storage\Logs\”” /norestart The important section is the NLOGSDIR. If this option is not specified then you will get a MSIEXEC Error 1606:
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PowerShell: Running processes independently of a PS Session on Remote Machines

PowerShell remoting is a great way of utilising commands and processing power of remote systems all from one console. It is also good at pulling information from remote systems and collating this together. There are plenty of examples of using PSSessions, and the Invoke-Command functions to manipulate remote machines, bring down remote modules to work
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PowerShell: Using AlphaFS to list files and folder longer than 260 characters and checking access

PowerShell is great. However, it has a couple of limitations – either by design or inheritance that are annoying to say the least. One commonly documented failing, which is inherited from the .NET framework is its inability to access files that have a total path length over 260 characters. Another limitation is the linear nature
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‘You Have Been Logged On With a Temporary Profile’ when all profiles have been redirected to a specific location

This is a very strange issue, which I think will only affect a handful of people, and only those who have the right mix of configurations as described below. Users logging on to a Windows 7 machine received the following popup: This message implied that there would be some informative details in the Event Log,
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VB.net: Highlighting a search term in a DataGridView

I’m building a search form into an application that has a database back end. I managed to configure a nice little search which takes some user input, and then modifies the results shown in a DataGridView control. However, not being satisfied with just showing a subset of results, I wanted to be able to highlight
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