Citrix Xenapp application launch lifecycle

In this article we would discuss various stages involved from typing in Citrix URL till application lunches on user’s machine. There are three stages involved in this • Application enumeration • ICA file creation • Application launch process First user launches the web browser and types in URL, it connects to web interface. Web interface returns logon page depending upon the URL entered. User then types credentials in logon page, user credentials are forwarded to web interface which forwards it to XML broker. XML broker service passes it o IMA service either in…Read more …

Monitoring Kerberos authentication property for website using Powershell

In last couple of years, Powershell has changed IT a lot. We are doing most of tasks using Powershell now. It requires little extra effort to automate any task. For last few weeks we are having issue with our IIS web sites. We are have trouble with website authentication. We are still working on permanent solution. In IIS there is website property called Authentication. Authentication helps you confirm the identity of clients who request access to your sites and applications. IIS 7 supports Anonymous and Integrated Windows authentication by default. Below script helps…Read more …

Close a handle to a locked file or folder

Yesterday I came along an issue in which I was not able to reset user’s profile. I was getting below error. The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. The reason I was getting below error was because there were some files opened from user’s profile which were used by some other processes. To overcome this I found this utility by Microsoft called Handle. Handle is a utility that displays information about open handles for any process in the system. You can use…Read more …