Recently, we implemented CAD workstations through Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure. The customer uses AutoDesk 2023 products. To maintain the AutoDesk session on the non-persistent Azure MCS machines, we had to implement a Microsoft Loopback network adapter.
During our latest Citrix project, we implemented Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure, to provide GPU powered Azure CAD workstations with AutoDesk 2023. One of the challenges to solve, was AutoDesk sessions persistence, so an engineer wouldn’t have to authenticate to AutoDesk over and over again.
AutoDesk provides a knowledge base article, about how this can be solved manually in a Citrix Golden Master Image. The solution is to create a Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter in the Golden Master Image.
How to configure Autodesk Desktop Connector to maintain login session on Citrix non-persistent VMs (autodesk.com)
For this project, we decided to create the Golden Master Image through a combined Azure DevOps + Packer approach. So we needed to translate this support article into PowerShell.
Continue reading “Configure Autodesk Desktop Connector to maintain login session on Citrix non-persistent VMs”
While building a Citrix DaaS Standard for Azure environment, we made use of the new Install-Language PowerShell command. Sadly, this broke the Citrix HDX Teams optimization. In this article, I show you how to work around this issue.
During this project, we decided to build our Citrix Master images through Packer of Microsoft marketplace images. These images are en-US only, and the administrator has to provide a language pack as needed. For this use-case, Microsoft has introduced a new PowerShell command in the latest builds of Windows 10 and Windows 11 multi-user: Install-Language
This command replaces everything from the past and can be used as a simple one-liner during your master image build process:
Install-Language -Language de-DE -CopyToSettings
…breaks the OS
But as far as we know, this is currently bugged. Continue reading “Install-Language breaks Citrix HDX Teams optimization on Azure Windows 10 Multi-User”