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Words that start with "F"

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Hmmm.... Tuesday morning.... Or is it late Monday night because it's 2am and I'm still up? The IMA Service on my new reversed PVS image is hosed and the only word I can think of is...? Fix, fix, fix it! I may have said a couple other words that started with "F" too that night/morning.

So.... Fixing the IMA Service. Anyone that has ever touched Citrix has had to deal with it. Usually the IMA Service runs for the most part. A few of the main reasons that it fails are:
It's Friday night right before you are ready to go outIt's Christmas Day and some Executive needs to access his Published ApplicationIt's your anniversary with your WifeYou have plans to do anything outside of work The problem that I see most, is that the LHC or Rade Cache gets corrupted and needs to be recreated. Either that, or the user account you used to create the ODBC connection had its password reset by your lovely SQL team.
There are many ways to resolve issues with the IMA Service not …

VMWARE - Update VM Video Driver

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WHY IS MY VIEWING MY VM's SO SLOW!!!! No worries. This one is a quick, simple fix. Chances are, you just need to install the  "VMware SVGA 3D"  display adapter.


First things first, lets open up "Device Management"CMD > devmgmt.msc

Find your Display Adapter and click "Update Driver Software..."

Click "Browse my computer for driver software"

Browse to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\wddm_video\"Then click "Next"

Windows will then install the "VMware SVGA 3D" display adapterClick "Close"

Reboot to complete the installation of the new display adapter

Bazinga! Your VM will now be visually, a lot faster than it was before. If this doesn't work, I would also recommend upgrading the VMware tools and running Microsoft updates.

Citrix - Allow ActiveX Installation

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Allowing ActiveX Components installation by basic Citrix users.This morning I was asked to allow users in our Korean offices to install ActiveX Components, via a published IE8 application. The Citrix Boxes are PVS'd, and trying to figure out a best way to accomplish this, I was stumped. I still don't think this is a very good idea, but with what I am working with, it's the best idea I have come up with so far. The below is in no way shape of form a best practice.
IssueAllow basic domain users to be able to install ActiveX components from Korean Banking websites. The ActiveX components are changed every hour.
ResolutionFirst things first, lets segregate the users. I first setup a new Security Group in AD called "CTX_KOREAN_BANKING_IE8" and added my special users to it. I then create a new child OU under my PVS "Provisioned Machines" OU called it "ActiveX" (I probably could have been more creative here, but that's what it ended up being nam…