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  • May 27 / 2020
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Verify, VMware, Workspace ONE

Adding VMware Verify to VMware Workspace ONE Access

My colleague Arno Meijroos wrote a nice blog on “How to integrate Horizon DaaS 9.0 with Workspace ONE Access“. In extent on his blog, I want to explain how to add Vmware Verify for two-factor authentication (2FA).

VMware Verify

You can use the Verify app to secure login to VMware Workspace ONE and other apps. The Verify app is available for iOS, Android, and Chrome. It uses modern mobile push tokens, where users get a push notification on their mobile device that they can simply accept or deny. When the user’s device does not have cellular reception, such as in airplane mode when traveling, the user can open the Verify app and use a one-time passcode (aka soft token). Also a one-time passcode via SMS is available.

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  • Jan 14 / 2020
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CIS, Microsoft, Performance Testing, Uncategorized

Impact of CIS Benchmarks on performance

During a VMWare Horizon Cloud project, the customer had the following wishes. The workspace needed fast and secure. Security is almost always at the expense of performance.

Because the customer wanted us to align with the CIS Level 1 benchmark for the Windows OS. We wanted to see what kind of impact the CIS benchmark had on the performance. In order to make de impact visible, we did a performance test with Login VSI.

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  • Jun 11 / 2019
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Horizon, UEM, Uncategorized, VMware

VMware UEM – Unable to browse AD groups in Conditions and Condition Sets

Within VMware UEM you are able to filter out settings based on conditions. These condition can be set directly on the config or by creating a condition set and attach the condition set on the config. Some examples of conditions are Endpoint IP Address, Environment Variables, Group Membership, IP Address and a lot more.

Problem

At a customer we experienced a very strange problem. Once starting the VMware UEM Management console and changing or creating a condition or condition set. We were not able to browse the AD when selecting the condition Group Membership. The browse button was grayed out and we got the following message: Browsing for groups is only available on domain-joined computers. So the strange part is: The machine is domain joined.

Group Membership Condition
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  • May 09 / 2019
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DaaS, DVS, UAG, VMware, vSphere

Horizon DaaS: Unable to start VMware UAG

The VMware Unified Access Gateway (UAG) is a virtual appliance primarily used to allow secure external access to your organization’s applications. These application can be native windows applications, software as a service (SaaS) applications, and desktops. VMware UAG is typically deployed in a DMZ. For more information see: https://docs.vmware.com/en/Unified-Access-Gateway/index.html

Problem

A while ago a customer had an issue with deploying the VMware Unified Access Gateway. The customer imported the OVA and did the necessary config to deploy the OVA. Once installed the OVA didn’t start and came back with a strange error message:

Cannot initialize property ‘gateway2’. Network ‘DAAS-01_BE’ has no associated network protocol profile.

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  • Feb 27 / 2018
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7.9, Citrix, XenApp

User got stuck during Citrix logon process

The problem

Last week we got a call from a customer saying that one user is logging on for more than one hour. To confirm what was happening we opened the Citrix Director. We searched for the specific user and found the session status on Logging On. When opening the Citrix Studio we found the user session as active but the user isn’t active at all. When opening the specific server we couldn’t find the user under task manager users. Under processes in the task manager we could find only one process for that specific user, Powershell.exe. Powershell got stuck during execution of the logon script. Continue Reading

  • Jun 19 / 2017
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7.9, Citrix, powershell, XenApp

How to cancel a Citrix Scheduled Reboot Cycle

Within a banking company I got the question if it is possible to cancel the daily schedule reboot. Sometimes employees need to work during the scheduled reboot. So they want the ability to cancel this reboot. To understand how the Citrix Scheduled Reboot was working I went online and found a very good blog post at the Citrix website. Reboot Schedule Internals This post Andrew Ogle explains how these schedules operate in the 7.x products. This was a real eye opener. However this post was not explaining on how to cancel a Citrix Scheduled Reboot Cycle. So in this post I will explain how to cancel an active schedule reboot cycle. Continue Reading

  • Mar 06 / 2017
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Citrix, Microsoft, Uncategorized, VMware

About me

My name is Niels Geursen and I work as a consultant at Login Consultants.

I started my career in the year 2000. In the past 17 years, I learned about the IT challenges from small to enterprise companies. In all these years I also got the opportunity to educate myself by following courses and doing exams for Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. This let to the following certification: MCSE 2012, CCE-V, VCP6-DTM and a lot more.

In June 2019 I was included in the vExpert program of VMware this was renewed in 2020.

My experience is mainly focusing on end-user computing this could be on-premises or in the cloud.

I hope you have fun reading my Blog!

  • Mar 31 / 2016
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App-V, Microsoft, UEM, VMware

Slow application start times VMware UEM and App-V

When users need to wait for 60 seconds until they can interact with the application the user experience is impacted. We encountered this behaviour at a costumer and needed to troubleshoot this.

To read more on how I found the problem by excluding antivirus and group policy settings see my guest blog post at Logit Blog

 

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