Recipe: Virtualize Edge with App-V

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Microsoft released a new Edge Browser based on the Google Engine Chromium a few weeks ago. This will be installed over an existing installation, but can also be installed on server systems that did not have an Edge Browser before. It is interesting that this Edge can be installed without problems on older systems like Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1. Nice is that the new Edge-Browser can be virtualized easily with App-V. We have been using an App-V variant of the application since the release and have had no problems with it so far.

Note: The document Virtualizing Edge with App-V is especially thanks to Thorsten @endi24. Thanks for the support! Furthermore I thank @bsplittg for testing the package.

The package works on current and on all older Microsoft operating systems when created with a classic (not ADK) sequencer (App-V 5.1). The Edge App-V package can work parallel to an existing Edge. An App-V Edge browser has its own settings, if you like. For example, your own homepage or another search engine. All this is only valid for Windows systems. Because the new Edge-Browser is also available for MacOS!

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App-V Link Cleanup Script

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Again and again we had to find out that sometimes App-V shortcuts in the user profile or even globally on the back. This can happen for various reasons. In particular, after a missing unpublishing for a user even if the package no longer exists. For nonpersistent VDI or Terminal Server this is no problem in the global context under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, because the systems are always in their original state after a reboot.For user profiles, however, this is a problem.
Since I have a little more time right now, I finally get to publish the script I created a long time ago for this problem.

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OTPEdit a management tool for One Time Passwords

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With Citrix an ADC (Netscaler) there is the possibility from version 12 on for a Native One-Time-Password (OTP) integration with an Authenticator App (Google, Microsoft etc.) for two-factor authentication. The authenticator delivers a number as a second factor. The respective device (mobile phone with app) must can be registered for a user beforehand. Information on the OTP is stored in the user account of the respective user. The management of users and equipment is not always easy. Actually, with a GUI this can only be Users themselves on the Citrix Gateway. Therefore we have developed a tool for a central Management.

In this blog you will find the description of the tool, the tool itself and more Backgrounds.

 

 

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Andreas Nick
which configuration do you use? Which operating system and which PowerShell version ($PSversionTable). Could it be an antivirus? A... Read More
Friday, 17 April 2020 10:51
Andreas Nick
Thank you! I can put that in. A URL should also be sent along. Just wait for the next version (next Week?). I'm curious if there a... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 15:24
Andreas Nick
Do you mean sending by e-mail? Sending the QRCode should work. The PoSh script in the directory is used for this.Is SMTP configur... Read More
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The PowerShell Book Generator

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Have you always wanted to write a book with 100 or even 1000 or more pages? With Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Book Generator, it takes only a few seconds. The PowerShell Book Generator was created by the way on the last PSConf.eu and afterwards (I try to fill the time optimally and I hope to see you there again @psconf.eu in June 2020). Basically it is about implementing the internal PowerShell help for a topic completely in book form as PDF with table of contents.The idea came to me when I saw that there are more and more books where more and more content is simply copied from the internal help into the document. Of course the generator can also be used to document your own PowerShell modules. How does the internal PowerShell help work?

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Hi Jeff, it is a PowerShell Module. You can get it from the PowerShell Gallery (the actual source). Furthermore I will upload a cu... Read More
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Andreas Nick
Thanks for the advice. I should have put that in. But I don't know if the pdf dll can do that. We'll see. Unfortunately, I won't h... Read More
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as always, it's not quite as easy. I use iTextSharp. This afternoon I took a look at it and really invested a lot of time. When do... Read More
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App-V Server And Package Report

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The basic version of the App-V server and vault report was created as a PowerShell script in mid-2019. In the tradition of Carl Webster, originally only one documentation script was to be created for an App-V environment. That means information about the SQL Server, the database and installation parameters as well as the provided App-V packages.In 2019 I quickly realized that this is a nice report but it does not contain the information I wanted. It often happens, for example, that the import of external configuration files is forgotten. Then no scripts are running or the services in the package are not deactivated and the user gets an update message after starting his application. Deployed applications behave strangely on the client and nobody knows why. Especially it is also a problem if those who once built the packages are no longer in the company. Nobody can know where which scripts are running and QA is everything.

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