True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE


Test your Citrix knowledge… True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE Answer: False When using Provisioning Services, which is an optional component of XenDesktop, the target device utilizes a bootstrap file, which initializes the Provisioning Services stream. The target device must be able to obtain that bootstrap file, or else the stream will never… Continue reading True or False: Citrix Provisioning Services requires PXE

New Citrix Visio Stencils


Note: These stencils are outdated. Use the latest Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils. Hopefully by now, you've heard of Citrix Project Accelerator. If not, I suggest you take a look at the following blogs: Citrix Launches Free Tool to Take Guesswork Out of Desktop Virtualization Playing 20 Questions with Project Accelerator By spending a little time… Continue reading New Citrix Visio Stencils

Virtual Desktops in the Classroom


I got a great question into the Ask the Architect email bag that I thought it would be great to share and potentially create a good discussion. Let's say you are in a classroom setting where students are only in the class for 4 weeks and then after those 4 weeks, you need to reset… Continue reading Virtual Desktops in the Classroom

Moving from a SMB Virtual Desktop Solution to Enterprise Scale


I recently got a great question on Facebook about when to add additional XenDesktop controllers and Provisioning services servers as the environment expands. As I'm long winded, I thought a blog entry makes more sense than a Facebook comment. First, your initial design should plan for the future. I recently had a customer conversation that… Continue reading Moving from a SMB Virtual Desktop Solution to Enterprise Scale