Citrix StoreFront and Workspace Beacon Probing

Beacon probing in Citrix Storefront isn’t that well documented and I had a requirement to look into it a little more within some VDI’s themselves. Consider this situation, you have a number of users that have VDI’s this could be 10-100,000 users it doesn’t really matter. You also have Citrix Receiver or Workspace installed within those VDI’s that utilise the native single sign on to a store for published applications etc. A pretty common scenario I’ll think you’ll agree.  As we all know beacon
probing is used alongside the native receiver feature to determine if the
client machine is inside or outside of the network and it does this by the
administrator configuring a number of internal and external beacon that receiver
attempts to communicate with. The client machineRead More…

Microsoft Teams machine based VDI installer

Teams is actually a really good enterprise messaging and collaboration tool and as its in many O365 subscriptions etc then it’s a no-brainer to use it. However teams also has an unpleasant after taste for SBC/VDI admins (its not the only app that does mind you) in the way that it is installed. By default, running the installer for Microsoft Teams doesn’t actually install the application but it extracts a package and a json file into the c:\program files directory. When a user then logs into a their VDI instance the package is extracted and installed directly into the users profile (around 500mb natively). For physical devices this doesn’t cause too much of a hassle but for VDI implementations this causes a massive headache. If you consider a typical non-persistent VDRead More…