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If you are using Citrix Content Collaboration and alongside it, using the Citrix Files app, you may be familiar with the fact that you cannot deploy centrally configured settings for the Citrix Files desktop app.
(PS: Citrix – why did you find it useful to name the service Content Collaboration, and then call the apps Citrix files? Please stop confusing the users.)
Here’s an example of a usecase where Citrix FAS comes into play.
If you are not familiar with Citrix FAS and the use of it you may find this useful to get some insight to the usecases.
Read more about Citrix FAS: Sample setup leveraging FAS/ Azure iDP/ ShadowAccounts and Hybrid domain join.
This setup is great if you’re tired of ads when surfing the web, and don’t want to rely on browser plugins for ad blocking.
By using a – raspberry pi – in this example, you can get a network wide blocker to deal with this.
(Can also be set up on any computer if you have one laying around, but the guide here is for the Pi).
The result of this is less ads, less tracking, and also a faster web browsing experience since your pulling/sending less data to your screen.
Since it’s network wide, all devices, xbox, tablets and phones also reap the benefits with no work needed on the device itself. Read more about Guide: How to setup a network level ad and tracking blocker with a Raspberry Pi.
If you are not familiar with what DNS is, it basically the postal system of the internet.
Everything on the internet or local network consists of IP addresses – this is hard for people to relate to, and therefore we have DNS.
DNS translates the name-based addresses we use, that are easier to remember, to IP addresses – and vice versa – making sure you land on the wanted destination.
So the last couple of days I’ve been struggling with users having issues when trying to add an account in Citrix Receiver/Workspace on their local computer.
The issue showed up after upgrade from Citrix AD 12.0 > 12.1 (latest build).. Read more about Citrix Workspace/Receiver – cannot add account after upgrade to Citrix ADC 12.1
If you are running Windows autopilot on devices you may experience issues during enrollment/configuration after the 1903 update.
The issue comes when deploying Windows store apps with autopilot, and you may get faced with the enrollment process giving you an error when it gets to this step.
So, you got licenses for Microsoft Intune, and want to roll out some applications to your devices.
If you are new to this you may be faced with some issues, especially regarding what kind of applications you can publish, and how to do so.
There are numerous formats for applications to manage these days – you got the Windows store applications (appx) from Windows 8>>, Line of business apps in the form of MSI installers, and win32 apps.
I will not go into detail on MSI and Windows store here, as these are rather easy to deploy via the information in the web gui.
For those struggeling with Citrix Files client suddenly not showing any drives in Windows Explorer. I recently updated my client, and to my surprise, the agent starts, but no mapped drives are showing up. I also have had a few users randomly getting this issue at older versions of the client than the current. Reinstalling Read more about Citrix Files: Not showing mapped drives on Windows 10 1809[…]
Citrix Content Collaboration with the Citrix Files (Before Citrix ShareFile), app for your device lets you map folders from inside Content Collaboration to specific drive letters on your computer. This is great for letting users keep the drive letter they are used to, and still getting rid of those old SMB file servers, and gaining Read more about Citrix Files – «Function not available” when accessing mapped drive[…]
Setting up Mulitfactor is an important security task on all externally available services whether its for facebook aswell as services from work. If you are using services inside Microsoft Azure like Office 365 the option exists for everyone, but is not turned on for the users by default. Each user can do this by themselves Read more about User setup guide for Azure MFA on 365/Azure AD account[…]