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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Database Permissions in XenDesktop 5–Use SQLCMD mode!

The database requirements for Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 changed a bit from XenDesktop 4 and trying to explain all of these details to your security conscious DBA can be exhausting fruitless aggravating time consuming challenging occasionally.  If you are using the Desktop Studio to initially configure your database, you will need to have the user running the install given Security Admin rights on the database.  Apparently, this is not always as easy as it seems.

After some back and forth conversations with the DBA group, out of desperation, I decided to click the Generate… button.  Problem solved.

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Clicking Generate outputs a nice and easy SQLCMD script that you can give to your DBA that basically answers all of their questions (thanks to the great commenting in the script) and allows them to set up the database environment  for XenDesktop using their God Mode privileges.  Couldn’t be easier.

If you’ve been struggling coming up with the correct permission requirements for your DBA, give the Generate button a try. Smile

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reverting iOS applications using Dropbox!

imageSometimes after upgrading an application on an iOS device, new ‘features’ turn into issues and you would like to revert back.  The following instructions by Marcos Velez can be used to revert to a more stable version.

  1. Make sure you still have a previous version (Citrix 4.2.3.ipa, Citrix 5.0.ipa or Citrix 5.0.1.ipa) on your local drive. [More on using Dropbox for that below]
  2. If you can’t find it, look for it in the Recycle Bin (Windows), or Trash (Apple).  As new, updated applications are downloaded from the iTunes App Store, previous versions are usually deleted and moved to the Recycle Bin, or Trash.
  3. Now, delete the new/current version from iTunes (right click on it and choose Delete)
  4. Delete the new/current version from your iPad (press on its icon for three seconds and then click on the red x)
  5. Once you have deleted the new version from both iTunes and your iPad, drag and drop the old version application file onto iTunes.
  6. Sync your device

To prevent relying on the recycle bin or trash, you can set up DropBox to keep all of your .IPAs and prior versions for you.

First, read my post on Dropbox Extensions
(http://www.vmwareinfo.com/2011/01/dropbox-extensions-to-make-your-life.html)

Then add a link for your Mobile Applications folder to Dropbox.  This is usually in C:\Users\<UserName>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications

At this point, all your IPAs will get sucked into Dropbox.  When looking for an older IPA, just log into your Dropbox dashboard and toggle the ‘Show deleted files’ option.  You can then download the IPA and follow Marcos’ helpful steps to restore your application version.

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