Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)
Feb13

Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)

KB ID 0001657 Problem In a fit of lunacy Microsoft have called ‘their’ new browser Microsoft Edge, so we can spend the next few months confusing it with Edge. Plus every Google search for GPO settings, error messages etc will all now show search results for the old Edge Browser not the new Microsoft Edge browser! Perhaps the same doofus at Microsoft who called the Exchange sync Active Sync when Microsoft already had a...

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XenServer: Enable SNMP
Dec17

XenServer: Enable SNMP

KB ID 0001629 Problem We had to enable SNMP on a XenServer today, I’d never even logged onto one, but it turns out, much like ESX, it’s just a Linux server, at least the good folk at Citrix included nano on there so I didn’t have to struggle with the vi editor! Solution First from the web console ensure that SSH access is enabled > Remote Services Configuration > Enable/Disable Remote Shell. SSH into the host...

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Citrix: mac OSX ‘You have chosen not to trust…’
Feb26

Citrix: mac OSX ‘You have chosen not to trust…’

KB ID 0001520 Problem After a colleague deployed Citrix for a customer the other day, they complained that they had a mac user that was getting certificate errors. They had a publicly signed wildcard certificate, but this user was still having problems. After I  heard a few “tell him to stop using a mac” comments, I said, “I’m using a MacBook here, would you like me to test it?” The URL opened fine in...

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Citrix NetScaler – SSL Offloading
May22

Citrix NetScaler – SSL Offloading

KB ID 0001192  Problem What is SSL Offloading? If you run https services (Note: I say services, this does not have to be a website), the actual security is handled by SSL/TLS, one of the things this does is encrypt the traffic between the client and server. (This is why your online banking and shopping is done over https and not http.) Thats great, but encrypting and decrypting all that traffic takes a lot of processing cycles, if you...

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Citrix NetScaler – ‘Certificate is not a server certificate’
May21

Citrix NetScaler – ‘Certificate is not a server certificate’

KB ID 0001191  Problem While attempting to bind a certificate to a Virtual Server on my NetScaler this happened; Error Certificate is not a server certificate   Solution Before you proceed, delete the problem certificate to avoid confusion! I had generated this certificate with Microsoft Certificate Services, and I had made a wildcard certificate like so; Certificate Services – Create a ‘Wildcard Certificate’ Remember if you use the...

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NetScaler – SSL Virtual Server State: Down Effective State: Down
May21

NetScaler – SSL Virtual Server State: Down Effective State: Down

KB ID 0001190 Problem When trying to setup SSL Offloading on a NetScaler Virtual Server. I was unable to get the State and Effective State to ‘go green’. Solution If you hit the ‘down arrow’ to the left it will give you a little more information, it also says  ‘SSL feature disabled’. Log directly into the appliance and issue the following command; enable feature SSL Hit the ‘refresh’...

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