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Windows PowerShell® 2.0 Bible by Tome Tanasovski, Mark E. Schill, Karl Mitschke, Thomas Lee

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CHAPTER 18

Managing Citrix XenApp 6

IN THIS CHAPTER

Managing administrators

Creating and modifying published resources

Gathering information from users' sessions

Controlling servers

The Citrix XenApp product line has undergone many name changes over the years, but at its core, it has remained the same. XenApp is still the leader in the server-based computing arena.

In XenApp 6, the original programming interface (MFCOM) was discarded in favor of Windows PowerShell. Now, any automation performed is done with Windows PowerShell.

Installing and Using the Cmdlets

Citrix XenApp 6 comes with three snap-ins that are used to manage the product:

  • Citrix.Common.Commands
  • Citrix.Common.GroupPolicy
  • Citrix.XenApp.Commands

Citrix.Common.Commands is a generic snap-in that is supplied with several Citrix products. It contains cmdlets for working with various aspects of the environment, but not specifically targeted at XenApp. For example, the majority of the cmdlets interact with the Citrix tracing facility. These cmdlets would be extremely useful if you interact with the diagnostics facility in your environment.

Citrix.Common.GroupPolicy is different from the other snap-ins because it does not actually contain any cmdlets at all. Its sole purpose is to provide a Windows PowerShell Provider that represents the Citrix Group Policy configuration. It essentially represents the policies like files and folders on a filesystem.

Citrix.XenApp.Commands is the workhorse of the snap-ins. It contains all ...

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