Friday, 27 February 2015

How To Totally Remove GPO

Assuming you mistakenly created a GPO and want to delete it before your boss hammerring your head (huh?).. Okay, too much drama, so let's change it. You want to housekeep your GPO (again?), and there are some GPOs need to be deleted. You right click at it, press Delete, and this message box prompted. 

Do you want to delete this link? 
This will not delete the GPO itself.

So, are you doing it right? The answer is no. Deleting it from the OU structure will not totally remove the GPO, it only unlink the OG from the GPO.

Description :
Put Citrix servers out of Citrix load (some sort of private mode / maintenance mode).

How To Do :
  1.  Within Group Policy Management Console, Go to Group Polcy Objects node. Right clik at the target GPO, and choose Delete


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How To Enable / Disable Time Zone Redirection

There will be situation where Business wants users' Citrix sessions to reflect server time zone, especially when the datacenter location and users' locations are at different time zones. These steps are also applicable to provide local time zone to Citrix / TS users.

Description :
To provide server / local time zone to users' Citrix sessions.

How To Do :

  1.  Launch Citrix AppCenter, and go to Policies node.

  2. From there, click at Users tab.

  3.  Depending whether to create a new policy or edit current one, choose the option accordingly. In this case, we create a new one.

  4.  Configure policy name

  5.  Browse to All Settings > ICA > Time Zone Control

  6.   Add Use local time of client policy

  7.  Choose desired option, whether to use server time or local time, then press OK

  8.  Press Next to proceed

  9.  Configure filtering accordingly.

  10.  Enable and create the Citrix policy.

  11. Go to Group Policy Management Console, and create a new policy or edit current policy. In this case, we edit current policy.

  12.  Browse to User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Destop Session Host > Device and Resource Redirection

  13.  Right click at Allow time zone redirection, and press Edit

  14.  Choose to enable or disable time zone redirection accordingly. Press Apply and OK.

  15.  This is the outcomes.