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How to Launch Citrix .ica files Using Google Chrome

Updated: 10/19/2013

One of the problems you may face when launching a Citrix Application in Google Chrome is that .ica may not launch automatically. This is what you have to do to make it work. (Tested only on Citrix XenApp 6.0/6.5)

Option A:

1. Login to your Citrix XenApp web interface public facing website.
2. Click on a Citrix application to launch.
3. The file will "download". Click on the arrow and select "Always Open Files of this Type"

4. Click on the name of the application and it will launch. [Optionally, after selection. Launch the item again from Citrix. It should launch]

Option B:

* Usually for people that can't seem to launch anything in Citrix XenApp
* Mac User's. Just make sure that you have Citrix Receiver for Mac (11.8) Installed and after completing Option A. *You "shouldn't experience issues", it seems to be a Windows issue.
1. Click on the tool option and select options (Windows/MAC - Settings)

2. Settings => Show Advanced…

How to Launch Java using Google Chrome

Dell and many other vendors take forever to support modern browser technologies. They really need to keep up. Also, browser vendors have to pick up the slack for these slackers sometimes also.

When navigating to Dell DRAC or any other website that runs off of Java. You may run into a .jnlp error where you can't launch the file. This Java drop download and launch option doesn't work for Dell DRAC (But it does work for KVM's).
Here you go.
1. Log into Dell DRAC and click on launch:
2. Go to your downloads folder and change the extension at the end of the file. (Just click on it and at the end of the file type .jnlp and hit enter) This will make the file a JNLP file.
3. Double-click the filename and launch:

Yes. It's a pain in the neck workaround, but until Dell test's it or Google fixes launching Java files. This is what will work.

How to Add a LDAP Server Symantec Endpoint Protection

One of the things that many customer's run into or IT professionals is locating how to actually add an LDAP server to Symantec Endpoint Protection. It is a little bit of a really clunky process which is a testimony to lack of Symantec Research and Development Budgeting. Here you go!

1. Install your Windows 2008 Server for SEP and make sure server is joined to your domain.
2. Install Symantec EndPoint Protection (Latest Release) v.11 is used for this tutorial.
3. Admin > Servers > Local Site > {Your Server for SEP} > Edit Properties > Directory Servers

4. Add your Active Directory LDAP Server. (Replication Tab is for other DC's, etc).

How to Create GPO Mapped Drives in Windows 2008 R2

Do you need to create a GPO Mapped Drive for Windows 2008 R2?

NOTE: If you are still using Windows XP (SP3 is the Only Supported version from Microsoft) Desktops. You must install this patch via WSUS (Windows Update) in order for GPO Drive Mapping on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain to work: KB943729

Quick a dirty:

1. Create your AD
2. Create your GPO Groups in AD and make them simple and human readable please people...
3. Now the fun stuff...

5. Tweak to your needs!
Have fun... ~MigrationKing

Active Directory Bulk User Import - Using DSAdd User

Need to get a lab live? If you are tired of waisting money and hours on Google searching for Active Directory User Import Tools and commands, just use this Excel File to run a bulk of users in a batch file from PowerShell or Command Prompt.

Here is the dsadd user command that will be created by the excel file by just adding your users and department OU sections:
dsadd user "cn=Migration King,ou=Users,ou=IT,ou=Departments,dc=us,dc=migrationking,dc=com" -fn Migration -ln Migration -samid MKing -upn -display "Migration King" -pwd P@ssw0rd -mustchpwd yes -disabled no
(For people that submit tweaks and fixes, please email support @ and we will add your edits and your name showing who submitted the correction/edits). 1. Option A: Sign into Google Docs and Copy the template. 1a. Option B. Download a local copy if you are still absolutely addicted to Microsoft Excel. 1b. Option C. Fill out the data, check it an…

How to Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

This is a quick down and dirty on installing VMware tools in Ubuntu 12.04LTS on VMware ESX 5.1 Installation was conducted on a Virtual Machine to create a Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server template.

1. Download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - - 64-bit 2. Knowledge of mounting .ISO inside of Datastore on VMware vCenter 4.0+ is assumed. 3. Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server to your specifications for your template. I am using LVM + 512MB 4. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 5. sudo mkdir /media/vmware 6. sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/vmware 7. cp /media/vmware/VMware*tar.gz /tmp | cd /tmp 8. tar xzvf VMware*.gz 9. cd vmware-tools-distrib 10. sudo ./ 11. Accept all defaults 12. sudo reboot and Enjoy....

How to Setup iSCSI on Windows 2008 R2 Server

Configuration: VMware vSphere 4.0, ESX Hosts, EMC AX4-5 Celerra's, 2 HP Proliant DL380G7 Servers for Veeam 5.0.2 Backup and Replication (1 Server for Main Office and 1 for Collocation Datacenter Site), 2 Cisco Switch (Storage Switch) Main/Collocation Site configuration, Qlogic iSCSI HBA Server Card connectivity to SAN's.

Goal: Connect iSCSI HBA Cards to SAN through iSCSI Initiator on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Servers.

1. Go to the QLogic website (HBA Drivers Website) if it is an OEM choose EMC, NetApp, etc. This tutorial is for a QLogic EMC HBA. (This is tested to work for Dell PowerEdge/HP Proliant Servers)

Driver Download Link

1a. You will also need to download the EMC PowerPath Server Utility for Windows Server x64 (2008 R2). And make sure that you download and install the Navisphere Server Utility (Windows/VMware) - [Just register your server in Navisphere if you have already configured your AX4-5]
2. Install the drivers and you should now see QLogic iSCSI Adapter under Storage Pro…

How to set up Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 R2

Ok...Microsoft threw Terminal Server under the bus and named it Remote Desktop Services and completely changed how your register the licenses! Here is the How-To so that it doesn't get on other people's nerves as much as it did me when trying to activate the licensing with Microsoft's Technical Support. Which was absolutely no help at all. Yes, after 4 transfers, I just went ahead and figured it out myself:

1. Open Server Manager. Install the Remote Desktop Services Role
2. Listen...Just follow the pictures below! It is 22 Steps!
3. Next are all of the steps...I am going to save you some Money $$$ on a support call! =)

Configure rsyslog on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) for Cisco Switches

One of the problems that you can face during configuration of cisco switches for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is the correct formatting. I had to go through this and make sure it is working for Sonicwall and Cisco Switches so here you go! Also, if I were you, I would add a disclaimer to let someone else know about or not to change the configurations.

1. create your file under /var/log/
2. [username@servername log] touch cisco-example
3. Next you have to Edit rsyslog
4. [username@servername log] vi /etc/rsyslog.conf

#### RULES ####

# Log all kernel messages to the console.
# Logging much else clutters up the screen.
#kern.*                                                 /dev/console

# Log anything (except mail) of level info or higher.
# Don't log private authentication messages!
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none                /var/log/messages

# The authpriv file has restricted access.
authpriv.*                                              /var/log/secure

# Log all the mai…

Configure Debian Rsyslog for Cisco Switches and Routers

Quite often Network Administrators are obligated to keep logs from their cisco devices, either for troubleshooting or due to be compliant with IT Security Policy. In this article I will describe fast and easy way to setup saving logs from your Cisco devices to rsyslog server on Debian Linux.The first step is to edit rsyslog configuration file. Open /etc/rsyslogd.conf and add following line # # Logging for Cisco router # local7.* /var/log/ciscolocal7 is the default name under which cisco devices logs their messages. /var/log/cisco specifies the file to which messages will be written. You also have to uncomment / add below lines which will enable rsyslogd to listen on UDP port 514. # provides UDP syslog reception $ModLoad imudp $UDPServerRun 514The last change you have to make to rsyslog.conf is to allow your cisco device to write to it, that is done using below entry in rsyslog.conf $AllowedSender UDP,, we create the log file by utilizing the touch co…