Debloat Scripts
 
https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater
 
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/8jgrgr/guide_how_to_make_windows_10_less_intrusive_and/
 
GPO’s to add
 
 
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Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Search
Allow CortanaDisabled
Prevent automatically adding shared folders to the Windows Search indexDisabled
Don’t search the web or display web results in searchEnabled
Allow Cloud SearchDisabled
Allow indexing of encrypted filesDisabled
Prevent clients from querying the index remotelyEnabled
Do not allow locations on removable drives to be added to librariesEnabled
Prevent automatically adding shared folders to the Windows Search indexEnabled
Prevent indexing files in offline files cacheEnabled
Prevent indexing public foldersEnabled
Stop indexing in the event of limited hard drive spaceEnabled
Do not allow web searchEnabled
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Delivery Optimization
Download ModeLAN
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Data Collection and Preview Builds
Toggle user control over Insider buildsDisabled
Allow Telemetry0 – Off
Disable pre-release features or settingsDisabled
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Privacy
Let Windows apps communicate with unpaired devicesDisabled
  
Computer Configuration\Policies\Admin Templates\Windows Components\Application Compatibility
Turn off Application Telemetry Enabled
Turn off Inventory Collector Enabled
  
Computer Configuration\Policies\Admin Templates\Windows Components\Endpoint Protection\MAPS
Join Microsoft MAPS Disabled
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\OS Policies 
Allow publishing of User ActivitiesDisabled
Enables Activity FeedDisabled
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\OneDrive\
Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storageEnabled
Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage on Windows 8.1Enabled
Prevent OneDrive files from syncing over metered connectionsEnabled
Save documents to OneDrive by defaultDisabled
  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Cloud Content
Turn off Microsoft consumer experiencesEnabled
Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlightEnabled
Turn off the Windows Spotlight on Action CenterEnabled
Do not use diagnostic data for tailored experiencesEnabled
Turn off the Windows Welcome ExperienceEnabled
  
Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Notifications
Turn off tile notificationsEnabled
Turn off toast notifications on the lock screenEnabled
Turn off notification mirroringEnabled

 

Set Explorer to My Computer not Quick Access


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

LaunchTo DWORD

1 = This PC 2 = Quick access

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Trying to add a secondary Storefront server came up with an error during propagation of settings : 

 

Failed to get the end status of the sever configuration update.
System.ServiceModel.FaultException, System.ServiceModel, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
Access to the path ‘C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Receiver Clients\Windows\CitrixReceiver.exe’ is denied.
at Citrix.DeliveryServices.ConfigurationReplication.WCF.ConfigurationReplication.EndUpdateConfiguration(IAsyncResult asyncResult)

 

Looks like the same issue as https://pariswells.com/blog/research/import-stfconfiguration-an-error-occurred-configuring-storefront-diagnostics-method-invocation-failed-because

Deleting : C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Receiver Clients\Windows and \Mac Fixed this issue

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If your windows 10 machines get their updates from WSUS then you might get Error 0x800F081F while installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10. This is probably due to Windows 10 not being able to search your Windows Updates location for the Feature.


Approve these updates

Synchronise Server and try again

 

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Trying to import a Citrix Storefront Config produces the following Error

Import-STFConfiguration : An error occurred configuring StoreFront diagnostics. Method invocation failed because
[System.Collections.Hashtable+ValueCollection] does not contain a method named ‘Contains’.
At line:1 char:1
+ Import-STFConfiguration -configurationZip “c:\Temp\backup.zip” -HostB …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Import-STFConfiguration], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Management.Automation.CmdletInvocationException,Citrix.StoreFront.ImportConfigura
tion

 

You need to wipe your Storefront Config using the below Commands


PS C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Scripts> . .\ImportModules.ps1
PS C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Scripts> Clear-DSConfiguration

Then retry import

 

I got then next error

 

Import-STFConfiguration : An error occurred configuring StoreFront diagnostics. The running command stopped because
the preference variable “ErrorActionPreference” or common parameter is set to Stop: Cannot remove item C:\Program
Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Receiver Clients\Mac\CitrixReceiver.dmg: You do not have sufficient access rights to
perform this operation.
At line:1 char:1
+ Import-STFConfiguration -configurationZip “c:\Temp\backup.zip” -HostB …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Import-STFConfiguration], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Management.Automation.ActionPreferenceStopException,Citrix.StoreFront.ImportConfi
guration

 

Deleting 

C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Receiver Clients\Mac

and 

C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Receiver Clients\Windows

fixed this

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Recently trying to install VDA on a server 2016 server and it comes up with the below error trying to install Remote Desktop Session Host

Error Id: XDMI:334CF235

Exception:
Citrix.MetaInstaller.MetaInstallerException ‘dism’ component failed to install with error 0x800f080c.
at Citrix.MetaInstaller.Prerequisite.RdsComponents.Install(InstallationContext context)

at Citrix.MetaInstaller.InstallationManager.InstallComponent(InstallableComponent component, InstallationContext installContext)

 

Looking in the logs it’s failing when running this :

dism /quiet /norestart /english /online /enable-feature /featurename:Remote-Desktop-Services /featurename:ServerMediaFoundation /featurename:AppServer /featurename:InkAndHandwritingServices /featurename:DesktopExperience

When I run this manually I get  : 

Feature name DesktopExperience is unknown. 
Feature name InkAndHandwritingServices is unknown.

This is actually already bundled in 2016 , you will need to install VDA 7.11 ( the minimum version that supports Server 2016 ) 

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User-added image

The services could not connect to the database.

Possible reasons for the message:

The database server may not be allowing remote connections, make sure the database server is setup correctly and that the firewall in not blocking the connections.

The KB here did not help me : https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX233581

Solution:

Set the service : SQL Server Browser to Automatic and Start

Make sure TCP/IP is enabled and a TCP port is set ( If this is not the database service will need to be restarted ) 

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This is because you cannot make changes in Live

If you look top right you can see the current status

Click File and Select Mode

Choose Offline Mode

Make the changes you need then click and save

Change back to Online Mode

Push Save and Make live

 

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Upon restoring a domain controller to a new or isolated network in example a DR environment, the domain controller will lose access to its other domain controllers for replication. You might find you cannot start the DNS server and or Active directory services.

To force the server to start without checking for others modify the below key and reboot the server

 Add the Following reg Key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters
Value name:  Repl Perform Initial Synchronizations
Value type:  REG_DWORD
Value data: 0

You should then go into Active Directory Sites and services and remove the old Domain Controllers and Also go into the DNS server and remove any references in the Nameserver tabs for the Zones

_msdcs.domain.local

domain.local

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Recently a user’s office documents were not defaulting to print A4 even though the defaults for the printer were set to A4.

Printing from other programs such as adobe reader and notepad printed fine

In the end opening word and going to Layout , then Page setup and setting the below to “Set as Default” resolved the issue

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Recently a user was trying to use the Edit functionality of a Sharepoint Online List using Classic View with over 5000+ Items. To which they got when trying to change the view to modify the above error Cannot show the value of the filter

To fix this

  1. Create a new View and set the sort of this view to the users Sort

  2.  

    Filter the view to only get a select amount of items ( not the 5000+ all ) 

     
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