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Documenting #Citrix #XenApp 6.5 with MS PowerShell V2 – @CarlWebster via @anders_keis

Good work Carl and the rest of you guys! Will try it out ASAP! 🙂

The original article on Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell was released on October 7, 2011.  The original script has been downloaded over 15,000 times. I decided it was time to update the script to have the output match what was shown in AppCenter.   With a lot of help (and patience) from Exchange MVP and PowerShell guru Michael B. Smith, I updated the original script from over 1800 lines to over 2900 lines of PowerShell to thoroughly document a XenApp 6.5 farm.  This article will focus on the changes to the script.

I would like to thank the following people for helping to test the script.

  • @BYODre
  • Andrew Morgan
  • Bart Jacobs
  • Brian Hecker
  • Derick
  • Jarian Gibson
  • J. L. Straat
  • Jennifer Auiler
  • Kees Baggerman
  • Knut Gunnar Neggen
  • Magnus Hjorleifsson
  • Mark Fermin
  • Thomas Poppelgaard
  • And 25 others

Before we get started, I want you to know that I am NOT a programmer. I am NOT a software developer and I am NOT a real PowerShell coder. I am simply a hack who brute forces his way through all this PowerShell stuff until I either figure it out myself or have to use a lifeline. i.e. Michael B. Smith, Jeff Wouter or worse, I have to read a book!

The prerequisites to follow along with this article are:

  • A server, physical or virtual, running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with or without SP1
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 installed with or without HRP01

Note: A few testers reported that neither this script nor AppCenter displayed the hotfixes installed on the data collectors. Citrix has a public hotfix that should resolve that specific issue. http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132713

The nice thing about XenApp 6.5 compared to both XenApp 5 and XenApp 6 is that all the basic Citrix PowerShell stuff is installed when you install XenApp 6.5.  But we still need the XenApp 6.5 PowerShell..

Continue reading here


  1. Webster
    February 19, 2013 at 17:38


    Thanks for the link to the script and article. Version 3.1 of the XenApp 6.5 script went live on 18-Feb-2013. This version creates a Word doc.. I am updating the other scripts this week to also create Word docs along with other bug fixes.

    XenApp5 V3 went live today 19-Feb-2013.
    PVS V2 goes live 20-Feb-2013
    XenApp 6 goes live 21-Feb-2013

    All versions of all scripts can be found here:




  2. Tony
    March 1, 2013 at 14:09

    Fantastic work as ever Carl.

    All we need now is for it to output in Visio too 🙂

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