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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.1.200

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version reported is 4.1.200.13

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Download installation file :

https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-41.html

Changes is this version:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138197

And finally documentation:

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-40/receiver-windows-40-wrapper.html

This update includes all updates from 4.1 Cumulative Update 1: (4.1.100)

http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2014/09/citrix-receiver-for-windows-41.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time to Upgrade Windows 10 build 9841 to 9860

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 called 9860, so how do we upgrade?

No ISO will be released for this new build so the only way is to use the build in upgrade feature.

Start by entering Windows update settings in the search field in the new start menu, and then click on Windows update settings in the top.

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In PC settings select Preview builds and then Download now:

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When the download is completed click Install now:

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You can find the downloaded esd file in your Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder, so here the size of the downloaded file is 2.7 GB.

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You need to restart the computer:

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Now wait for Windows to get ready Smile

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And finally:

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After the upgrade is completed you will see two new updates in windows update (KB3008956 and KB3010668), install the updates and you are ready to go (this will of course change over time Smile but valid 22-10-2014):

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Remote Group Policy updates are visible to users

In Windows 2012 R2 we have a very nice feature in the Group policy Management Console were we are able to run GPUpdate on all computers in a OU.

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On a OU holding for example RDS or Citrix servers this is very useful.

But there is just one problem, users will see a popup like this on their screen.

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If we try to update a single computer using powershell from remote wee will se the same popup behavior.

Example:

Invoke-GPUpdate -computer xenapptest -force -randomdelayinminutes 0

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The problem and solution is explained here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2741537

We must update only the computer Policy using PowerShell and not the User part of the policy, and this is often exactly what we need.

Invoke-GPUpdate -computer xenapptest -force -target computer -randomdelayinminutes 0

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And no update is shown by using this command.

You can check the GroupPolicy log on the Computer running the GPUpdate to see if its actually is taken place:

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Email option missing from SCCM 2012 R2 Subscriptions

When creating subscription on a report in SCCM 2012 R2, you might not see the email option in Report delivered by:

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Start Reporting Services Configuration Manager:

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Connect  to your SQL server and Report Server Instance:

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Enter the from address (sender) you want to use (this might be changed if you, for example, use Gmail).

Enter the SMTP server you want to use, if a server is not available you might use Gmail and a local SMTP server as explained here

http://larslohmann.blogspot.com/2014/09/configure-windows-2012-r2-smtp-server.html

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Now you should see the option to use email in subscriptions:

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Please also note that the SQL Server Agent must be running or you will see this error when creating a subscription:

System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: The SQL Agent service is not running. This operation requires the SQL Agent service. --->

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Make sure that the SQL Server Agent is running and set to Automatic startup:

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