Thursday, June 26, 2008

MS: Windows 2008 Hyper-V RTM!

Today, Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization feature included in select versions of Windows Server 2008. Those who have already deployed the x64 versions of Windows Server 2008 can receive Hyper-V from Windows Update beginning July 8, while new customers and partners can Download Hyper-V from Microsoft Hyper-V Web Site.

Be sure to visit the Windows Virtualization Team blog to see daily spotlights on specific features and benefits of Hyper-V technology, as well as to read about customer stories and see postings from guests.

Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host

Friday, June 20, 2008

CtxAdmTools: CTX Server Status v1.2 Released!

CTX Server Status

This FREE report tool show status information about your Citrix farm
Provides you or your boss a list of online/offline servers, amount of sessions, load evaluator, server load, zone.

The registered version provide the ability of filter servers per Zone and generate a Excel report.
Learn more...

Download CTX Server Status

Monday, June 16, 2008

CtxAdmTools: List HotFix v1.0 Released!

List HotFix

This FREE tool list all Citrix Hot Fixes installed in your Citrix farm
List all Citrix Hot Fixes / Patches / Upgrades installed on your farm and export the results to Excel or Text files.
Learn more...

Download List HotFix v1.0

CtxAdmTools: Launch of CtxAdmTools!

In April 2006 I started working as a Senior Citrix Systems Engineer for Sunrise Senior Living (, one of the premier (and largest) providers of senior living services. Sunrise currently operates more than 440 senior living communities (and more than 50 under construction) throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany with more 38,000 employees and a very large Citrix farm.

As soon I started I discovered is really challenging administering and resolve issues with a very large amount of Citrix servers and thousands of users and printers.

You will found in this site a very useful set of utilities for specific tasks. Sometimes you will spend hours and hours of manual tasks or use limited scripts.

I developed this set of tools to help me in daily tasks. I spend several weeks developing and testing these tools. You will save time (and money!) using these tools.

The web site of CtxAdmTools is

Friday, June 06, 2008

MS: Install Print Drivers on Windows Server

To install Print Drivers on Windows Server, Terminal Server or Citrix Servers (just the print driver, not the printer):

1) To install a Driver included in the Windows distribution:

start /wait rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ia /m "HP LaserJet 5" /h "Intel" /v "Windows 2000" /f "%systemroot%\inf\ntprint.inf"

2) To install a OEM Driver NOT included in the Windows distribution:

Extract the driver. Open the oemsetup.inf included with the driver.

Search the Manufacturer section. The manufacturer is Ricoh.

---- oeminfo.inf ----
; The Manufacturer section lists all of the manufacturers that we will
; display in the Dialog box;

---- oeminfo.inf ----

Now search for Ricoh

---- oeminfo.inf ----
; Model sections. Each section here corresponds with an entry listed in the
; [Manufacturer] section, above. The models will be displayed in the order
; that they appear in the INF file.;
"RICOH Aficio 3035 PCL 5e" = RIC542,USBPRINT\RICOHAficio_3035B463,LPTENUM\RICOHAficio_3035B463,RICOHAficio_3035B463
"RICOH Aficio 3045 PCL 5e" = RIC542,USBPRINT\RICOHAficio_30458661,LPTENUM\RICOHAficio_30458661,RICOHAficio_30458661
---- oeminfo.inf ----

We can see 2 models here, 3035 and 3045.

To install RICOH Aficio 3035 PCL 5e, we can use this script:

start /wait rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /b "Ricoh 3035" /f "C:\PrnDrivers\RICOH 3035\oemsetup.inf" /r "lpt1:" /m "RICOH Aficio 3035 PCL 5e" /z