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

January 23, 2013 2 comments

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.

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..

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