How to Manage Windows Services on Hundreds of VDI Machines

How to Manage Windows Services on Hundreds of VDI Machines

Posted By ControlUp Team
You made it!  This is the last and final post of our “How to” series.  Thanks for sticking with us.  This article is all about Windows services and how to make them uniform across multiple machines. (If you’re new to the series, feel free to go back and read how to; change your user group policy […]

How-to Enforce Windows Registry Uniformity for End-user Computing

Posted By ControlUp Team
Ensuring uniformity between different environments is a challenge in end-user computing. Differences between environments can cause unnecessary misunderstandings, errors, and support requests. As a result, the need for uniformity has brought a vast number of solutions to light that help ensure environments are similar or, ideally, identical. These solutions use imaging or policy enforcement mechanisms […]

How to modify registry values on multiple RDP sessions, Citrix sessions, VDI’s or servers at once

Posted By ControlUp Team
[styledbox type=”information” ]This document applies to any version of: Remote Desktop Services, XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, VMware View, VMware, MS Hypervisor and Microsoft Servers.[/styledbox] Modifying or adding registry setting on multiple virtual or physical machines (RDP/Citrix sessions, physical machines) without modifying the Group Policy is always a challenge. In this short “How to” article we will […]

Quickly verifying that Group Policy was applied to users with ControlUp registry controller

Posted By ControlUp Team
Systems administrators who are responsible for configuring and troubleshooting Group Policy are familiar with the uncertainty involved in this task. Once configured, a Group Policy Object is supposed to start affecting users and/or computers, but there is no quick and easy way to ensure that Group Policy is indeed active and working as expected. So […]

Guest Blog – Troubleshooting Print Spooler Crashes using ControlUp

Posted By ControlUp Team
A few days ago, we had a serious printing problem in our XenApp farm. We were initially alerted to a printing issue when the aggregated events count started to climb: We looked at the events and noticed events like this one across 200 servers: In ControlUp, you can right-click an event and go immediately to […]

Easily changing service account credentials with ControlUp Service Controller

Posted By ControlUp Team
Almost every Active Directory Domain has some service accounts such us BackupSVC, MonitorSVC, etc that are used to run Windows Services throughout the network. Changing a password for such an account can be a real pain. A responsible admin should scan all servers and see where the account is being used. Otherwise, services are bound […]