Apple AirPrint via iPads & iPhones


Airprint is a new feature part of Apple’s IOS 4.2.1 that allows you to print from your IOS device to an airprint compatible printer (see list below).

For an IOS device to be able to print to this printer via Airprint, the printer and the IOS device needs to be connected to the same WiFi network. Printing from PC and MAC seems to work easily for me, but printing from the iPad caused problems when I tried to print, and select a printer, no printer was found.

At work we had a Cisco wireless network, and eventually to get it to work we had to enable a feature called “Multi-Cast Forward” on the wireless router.  All 3 of our printers were now discoverable and we can print via Airprint.

Apple AirPrint via iPads & iPhones

Hotfix to fix Web Interface logon problem after applying Rollup pack 06 for PS4 on Win2K3


For a Citrix PS4 on Windows 2003, if you apply rollup pack 06, users are no longer able to log onto WI and possible PNA site. There is a private fix you need to download and apply to the server.

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX120046

You will need to log onto MyCitrix.com and download

Hotfix to fix Web Interface logon problem after applying Rollup pack 06 for PS4 on Win2K3

Default Domain for Windows Server


Usually when you remotely connect to a Server Desktop either via RDP or Citrix, the default Domain should be your domain, sometimes the server name appears instead. To change the server to display the domain as default you can either log onto the server’s console (or mstsc /console or mstsc/admin) with your domain account, then log off or you can make the following registry change on the server

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DefaultDomainName

Default Domain for Windows Server

Most Commonly Published Applications


Active Directory Users and Computers:

Command Line: mmc.exe “C:\Windows\system32\dsa.msc”
Working Directory: C:\Windows\system32

ADUC for a different domain:

Command Line: runas /netonly /user:gcexternal\%username% “mmc dsa.msc /server=SERVERipADDRESS”
Working Directory: C:\Windows\system32

Shadow Taskbar

Command Line: “c:\program files (x86)\citrix\System32\wshadow.exe”
Working Directory: c:\program files (x86)\citrix\System32\

Remote Desktop

Command Line: “C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe”
Working Directory: C:\Windows\system32\

Most Commonly Published Applications

Extending disk space C: drive on a Windows 2003 Server


Sometimes when you run out of space on a server, you want to add more disk space.

You will need to add another drive or expand the disk (virtually) where you will have free unallocated disk space.

On the windows server, there is a utility called diskpart, instructions on how to use is is below
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

In some circumstances you will get an error ““The volume you have selected may not be extended”

Another tool that I’ve found that can overcome this error is http://ftp.dell.com/app/ExtPart.exe

it works on Dell servers as well as Virtualised servers.

Another site with good instructions using a different method can be found at:

http://www.ivobeerens.nl/?p=32

Extending disk space C: drive on a Windows 2003 Server

How to determine the type and where the Citrix datastore is located


Investigate the properties of C:\Program Files\Citrix\Independent Management Architecture\MF20.dsn.

The following is an example of an MF20.dsn file from a server using an Access data store on the local machine:

For a MS Access database datastore:

[ODBC]

DRIVER=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)
PageTimeout=5
MaxBufferSize=2048
FIL=MS Access
DriverId=25
DBQ=C:\Program Files\Citrix\Independent Management Architecture\MF20.mdb

For a SQL database datastore:

[ODBC]

DRIVER=SQL Server
UID=useraccount
Address=MySqlServer,1433
Network=DBMSSOCN
DATABASE=myfarmdb
WSID=MyMfServer
APP=Citrix IMA
SERVER=MySqlServer

If the MF20.dsn file is not present, it means the server is doing an indirect connection to the data store. Check the value of server with the direct connection to the registry under:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\IMA\PSServer

Check the MF20.dsn on that server.

For Access data stores, only one server in the farm (the one hosting the data store) shows imaacces.dll under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\IMA

How to determine the type and where the Citrix datastore is located