Marcus Jaken

Apr 302015


On a HP x64 thin client WES7P image (T620) the following FBWF exclusions are recommended:

fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\Users\User\AppData\Local\Citrix”
fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\Program Files (x86)\Citrix”
fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\ProgramData\Citrix”
fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\ICAClient”
fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\Users\User\AppData\LocalLow\Citrix”
fbwfmgr /addexclusion c: “\Users\User\AppData\Local\Citrix”

This enables the use of HDX Flash redirection, not making these exceptions prevents this somehow. This is not the case with the Enhanced Write Filter.

Apr 302015

UPDATE 2016-03-04; HP made an official customer advisory on this topic: Advisory: HP Thin Client – Citrix HDX Flash Fails With Error in Application ie4uinit.exe

On a new thin client image for a HP T620 x64 dual core this error message appeared. This occured when Flash content was played in a Citrix session. The error message origin was from WES7 en not in the Citrix session. So when the HDX Flash redirection called for the local Flash plugin to play content this error was displayed.

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Mar 042015

This is a simple guide to set the default font in an enterprise environment for Office 2013 with AppSense Environment Manager.
At the end of the guide you can optionally download a template for AppSense.
—Please let me know if this post was helpful or you encountered any challenges….



How it`s done:

Word 2013: Registry and file
Powerpoint 2013: File
Excel 2013: Registry
Outlook 2013: Registry

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Dec 052014

The Dell model Precision M3800 has a SSD disk configured as a second harddisk, disk 1. Disk 0 is a magnetic drive.

Problem in SCCM2012 is that I was unabel to find a fast solution for the fact that partitioning didn`t went well in the task sequence. I got different results with different configurations but no disk 0 with a driver letter D and a disk 1 with a drive letter C.

I wrote this diskpart script to partition the drive en format the Dell Precision M3800. It will format both drivers, only for first install`s.

rem ++++ change the bootmedia driver letter
select vol c
assign letter=g
select vol d
assign letter=h
rem ++++ Format SSD drive 1
select disk 1
convert gpt
rem ++ Par 1
create partition primary size=300
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
rem ++ Par 2
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
rem ++ Par 3
create partition msr size=128
rem ++ Par 4
create partition primary 
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="C"
rem ++++ Format Magnetic drive 0
select disk 0
create partition primary 
format quick fs=ntfs label="Storage"
assign letter="D"

Create a package with the txt file and run it with diskpart.

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The USB ethernet USB-dongle delivered with the notebook should be able to work with PXE. Non the less I wass able to boot only once in 20 try`s in different setups from PXE in UEFI mode.
It does work better in legacy BIOS mode, but in UEFI mode it doesn`t.
More info at this post from John Willes; Dell XPS 15, PXE booting over USB NIC


Jun 022014
  • Windows 8.1 Update
  • VMware Workstation 10.0.2
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013

When setting up a test environment in VMware Workstation for MDT and Windows 8.1 Update I came across this error message “The following networking device did not have a driver installed. PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_2000&SUBSYS_20001022&REV_10” after importing the storage and network drivers into the boot image.

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The networkdriver did not match the hardware. After adding the line ‘ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000e”‘ to the vmx config file of the WIndows 8.1 VM the drivers worked.

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.vnet = "VMnet2"
ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e"