How to configure Microsoft Edge Site Lists

How to configure Microsoft Edge Site Lists

By now the Microsoft Edge browser has been a source for a few articles on my blog. In the beginning of 2020, I wrote my first article about Microsoft Edge, which I posted shortly after Microsoft Edge was released in the first public stable version. A common denominator for all of the articles are features that bring better security, better performance and/or a better user experience, and even though a few of the articles are targeted Citrix Virtual Apps and…

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Configure Storage Sense in Windows Server 2019

Configure Storage Sense in Windows Server 2019

One of the things I often talk to customers about, is modernizing either an existing or a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops setup. This modernization concept includes a couple of different apps and technologies, one of these apps is Microsoft OneDrive with Known Folder Move and File on Demand. Microsoft OneDrive should be a well known technology for anyone working in IT, so no further introduction should be necessary. Currently I still have to explain what the Know Folder…

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Microsoft Edge in Citrix – Revamped

Microsoft Edge in Citrix – Revamped

During Citrix Summit back in January 2020, I posted my first article about the Microsoft Edge browser based on the Chromium Project. At that time I had used the BETA edition of Microsoft Edge for quite some time and I was thrilled to see it enter the stable release channel.The stable release of Microsoft Edge was in my opinion huge and it still is because with Microsoft Edge we get a modern and secure browser which is supported in both…

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Folder Redirection a thing of the past

Folder Redirection a thing of the past

Are you still using folder redirection and do you still rely on it, to provide a decent logon performance? Then this article is probably for you. This article has been in my head for a quite some time. A while ago I was on an assignment at a customer I hadn’t done any previous work for. The customer was using Citrix Profile Management with a couple of folder redirections, including folder redirection of AppData. It’s still not uncommon for me…

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How to get rid of Internet Explorer

How to get rid of Internet Explorer

The time is right. Internet Explorer has had a very, very good run and it has been a good browser. For years it was the only Microsoft supported browser in a Windows Server operating system, even when Edge (the 1st) was released we still had to make due with Internet Explorer in Windows Server operating systems.It’s now time to look in a different direction. A direction where we have a fully supported and modern browser with the new Edge browser…

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How to install the FSLogix Apps agent

How to install the FSLogix Apps agent

With this article I want to provide an overview on how I usually install the FSlogix Apps agent. The FSLogix Apps agent enables the use of the Profile Container, Office Container, App Masking and Java Redirection features.This is by no means a “best-practices guide” however it does contain a few registry tweaks and workarounds that I have collected, and implemented, in a wide range of customer setups. This guide mainly focuses on the Profile Container and Office Container features, as…

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The curious case of the pinned Microsoft Edge shortcut

The curious case of the pinned Microsoft Edge shortcut

I really love the new Microsoft Edge browser! Most of all because we now have a modern browser which is supported by Microsoft in a server operating system, but also because we are now able to integrate our Microsoft Azure AD/Office 365 account with Edge, which among other things enables favorites and password sync. UPDATE – 06-06-2020 (June 6th 2020): I did not do proper testing during my last update, rather embarrassing. This means, that you will still get a…

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Microsoft Teams in Citrix

Microsoft Teams in Citrix

During the last couple of weeks I have been helping customers implement Microsoft Teams in their Citrix VAD setups. A common denominator for most of the Teams implementations was Teams consuming a lot of resources, different Teams versions were present in the environment and Teams generating a huge amount of temporary or cached data in the user’s profile. In this article I’ll share my experiences with Teams in Citrix VAD. This is by no means a best-practices install or configuration…

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Microsoft Edge Group Policy Configuration

Microsoft Edge Group Policy Configuration

Some weeks ago i published an article about how to get started with the new Microsoft Edge browser in Citrix. In the article you got at glimpse of my take on how to configure a couple of GPOs with some configuration for the Microsoft Edge browser. In this article I’ll drill down and go through some of the settings and what my recommendations are. I am mostly focused on the security side but I will also cover the Microsoft Edge…

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Microsoft Edge in Citrix

Microsoft Edge in Citrix

We have a new internet browser! Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, available and supported on Windows 7, 8 and 10 and most importantly in Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012/2012 R2, 2016 and 2019. This means that we now have a modern and secure browser that can be managed via Group Policy and is supported by Microsoft in a server operating system. I have been using this browser for quite some time now and it is awesome. One of the really…

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