Author: Kevin Kaminski

How to Use an MSI Wrapper to Install Citrix Receiver Client With a Twist

Summary This post will shed some light on how you can reliably install the Citrix Receiver client across your desktop environment with our old friend, the MSI wrapper. One of the projects I’m working on needed a solution to install Citrix Receiver into their desktop environment and, based on the frequency of that work, I thought it would be useful to share how I approached the problem and help you try this technique for yourself. I prepared a boilerplate MSI installer you can download from GitHub or you can download the source files and dissect the methodology further. For...

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Microsoft Unveils MSIX to Streamline and Modernize Application Packaging

  Microsoft made a massive announcement at the Windows Developer Day keynote regarding the future of application packaging and installation for Windows 10. Microsoft has a deep history with Windows application installers, and the announcement revealed that they have finally worked out a way for software developers to package legacy and modern Windows applications for the Windows 10 platform with a single installer. The new package specification, named MSIX, provides a unified packaging format for Win32, Desktop Bridges, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. MSIX was built from the ground up to deliver complete containerization for Windows 10 applications....

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Where do I get my ADMX files for the OneDrive Next Gen sync client?

Well, it looks like this simple question created some confusion and I thought it was worth pointing out. Usually, I look for updated ADMX/ADML files on the Microsoft Download Center when it is a Microsoft product, but things have changed with the OneDrive Next Gen sync client for Windows 10 1709. I am not sure if this is going to be standard practice going forward, but I had to look in the following folder on one of my Windows 10 1709 machines with the Next Gen sync client installed. C:\Users\username\AppData\local\Microsoft\OneDrive\17.3.7076.1026\adm Also of importance is the removal of the OneDrive_MultiTenant.admx....

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Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski Episode 3: Bob Kelly @ Ignite 2017 #MVPBuzz #MVPHour #Canitpro

In this episode I sit down with Bob Kelly who has been a long time member of the application packaging and the setup and deploy communities. He is a three time MVP who has founded sites such as AppDeploy.com (now ITNinja.com) and his latest effort AppDetails.com. In the video take a few moments to talk about the current state of the application packaging and deployment world along with his new role as a product manager for...

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Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski Episode 2: Ruben Spruijt @ Ignite 2017 #MVPBuzz #MVPHour #Canitpro

In this episode, I catch up with Ruben Spruijt who recently transitioned to Frame as their CTO. I’ve found Ruben to be a thought leader when it comes to the VDI space, and he has the recognition to show for it. Being a Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP, VMware vExpert and a NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor you can get an idea of the achievements that have made him recognized in many of the technology circles that surround VDI.   Frame is part of a new breed of VDI solutions in the marketplace that have taken a cloud-first approach. These new solutions...

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