Browsed by
Category: Windows

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

Internet Explorer Tracking Protection

Internet Explorer Tracking Protection

One of the most overlooked features of Internet Explorer, is the Tracking Protection feature. Tracking Protection is a feature that prevents websites from tracking your browsing behavior. You know if you for instance search for, let’s sat a new Synology NAS box in Google. Suddenly a lot of NAS related adds appear in your Facebook feed and on various other add-driven sites. That’s basically tracking, someone somewhere now knows that you are in the market looking for a new NAS….

Read More Read More

Citrix is finally ditching Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Citrix is finally ditching Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

As the clickbait-like headline says, Citrix is ditching Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. As of XenApp And XenDesktop 7.16, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 are no loger supported. This means that XenApp And XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is the last version to support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Finally! A few weeks ago Citrix released this article: Upcoming OS Changes Introduce Greater Flexibility and Innovation It covers the new release types – Current Release (CR),…

Read More Read More

AppLocker is breaking Windows Start Menu

AppLocker is breaking Windows Start Menu

The other day I was setting up a couple of Window Server 2016 XenApp VDA servers to do some more extensive tests of the different Citrix policy templates, to evaluate how the settings in these policy templates impacts the user experience. During these tests I kept running into an issue with the Start Menu not working properly. The context menu worked is it should, but nothing happened with a regular left click on the Start button. I have run into…

Read More Read More

User Profiles…the struggle is real!

User Profiles…the struggle is real!

During the last couple of years I have seen that managing user profiles in a Citrix environment can be a major PITA. However before going any further, let’s take a few steps back in time. In the good old days in the world of Citrix, with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, everything was nice and quite in the user profile area. We were happily rolling along with Citrix User Profile Manager, telling ourselves that the old, dusty and…

Read More Read More

Why is FSLogix O365 Container essential when using Office 365?

Why is FSLogix O365 Container essential when using Office 365?

I have worked quite a bit with some of the products in the FSLogix Apps Suite, so it’s only natural that my first blog post is about one of the products in this suite. FSLogix Office 365 Container is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and for good reason. It’s very easy to setup and dosn’t require much maintenance, once it’s up and running. Microsoft MVP and Citrix Technology Professional Aaron Parker has written a nice guide on…

Read More Read More