How to install Citrix Excalibur Tech Preview (part 5)

In the previous posts I have explained to you how to install the software and how you can create your first environment. Here’s the overview of the previous, current and yet to come posts and the Excalibur Tech Preview.

  1. What is Excalibur, prerequisites and overview of test lab setup
  2. Installation of Excalibur
  3. Configuring Excalibur (Studio)
  4. Configuration StoreFront
  5. Install Agent software on Windows 2012 machine <<Current page >>
  6. Configure Application
  7. Test published application and desktop (old XenApp)

In this post we are going to configure the Agent software for use with Excalibur on a Windows 2012 machine.

In this post I assume you already have installed a Windows 2012 server and are ready to install the Excalibur agent now.

Mount the Excalibur ISO in your VM and (if everything is correct) the auto launch will show this screen. Select the “Delivery Agent for Windows Machines” and let the installation begin. Continue reading “How to install Citrix Excalibur Tech Preview (part 5)”

How to install McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4

It has been a while since I posted a how-to guide. In this post I will show you how-to install McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4.

To download ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4, go to the McAfee downloads site at:  Be aware that a valid NAI grant number is necessary for download.

After you downloaded the installation files you can unzip it to any location of your choosing.

Note 1. In this post I installed ePolicy Orchestrator on a test machine with a local SQL express version installed. In a production environment it is highly recommended to install a full SQL (2005 or higher) version on a seperate server.

Continue reading “How to install McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.4”

How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3

Citrix has released Receiver 3.3 a while ago now. But every now and then I see that people are having difficulties with installing it.

Receiver 3.3 assumes that you are working with the new way of publishing apps and desktops. When you are still using the webplugin only (for use with Web Interface) and you are not publishing apps and desktops through StoreFront/ Cloudgateway then you can run into some “issues” with installing Receiver 3.3.

The provided solution is a workaround to bypass the “Enter your work or email or server address” message at the end of the installation.

Here’s what you see during the normal installation of the Receiver 3.3 downloaded straight from the Citrix downloads website. Continue reading “How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3”

Installing Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 hotfixes

When you have XenServer 6.0.2 installed before they pulled it from the download site (like me) you can choose to either re-install the new version ( or to download the 2 hotfixes Citrix has released. I choose the latter and I‘ll show you how you can install and upload the hotfixes to your XenServer.

First of all download the 2 hotfixes (XS602E001 and XS602E002) from the Citrix download page. Save the 2 files to a location of your choice.

For the best results and the least problems it’s best to update the XenServer 1 update at a time. So select 1 update per run.

Open XenCenter and go to “Tools’ and “Install software update”.

Click “Next” on the first screen to select the update. Continue reading “Installing Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 hotfixes”

unattended mode to install and remove ADDS on Windows Server 2008-based DC

The Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe) performs the following tasks:

  • Installs Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on Windows Server 2008-based workgroup servers and member servers
  • Removes AD DS from Windows Server 2008-based domain controllers

You can use this wizard together with an answer file to perform these tasks in unattended mode. Continue reading “unattended mode to install and remove ADDS on Windows Server 2008-based DC”

Provisioning a new SharePoint 2010 farm using powershell

This post will take you down the process of configuring your SharePoint farm while introducing the new administrative functionality shipping in the PowerShell provider.

During the SharePoint Installation, make sure you choose “Server Farm” and then “Complete” install.  This will allow you to create a SharePoint farm rather than a standalone server.

After the install completes, the setup program will ask you if you want to run the SharePoint Technologies Configuration Wizard (default is checked). Uncheck the box to NOT run the wizard. Continue reading “Provisioning a new SharePoint 2010 farm using powershell”