Today I want to show you how to create a PowerShell instance that is all ready for managing a Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 environment.
We’ve all been there you want to check something quickly in your environment. You start up PowerShell, enter a command and you are presented with an error message that the command you just entered is not recognized by PowerShell.
We get this error message not because of a typo but because the Citrix Snap-ins are not loaded in this PowerShell session.
Recently I did some research for an Shared Hosted Desktop environment based on Citrix XenDesktop 7.1. The environment I did my research for consists of 40+ Remote Desktop Services servers, based on Windows 2012 R2. These servers are Citrix Provisioning Services target devices. Within Citrix XenDesktop we have published an Server OS Desktop, with the Machine Catalog, consisting of the aforementioned 40+ RDS servers. The end user will connect to this desktop after logging in to an Storefront portal.