When doing Infrastructure Assessments of customer XenApp environments it happens very often that we find out that the servers are not consistent in terms of XenApp Hotfixes and / or Printer Drivers. This is, as everybody can guess, definitively not Best Practice. It can make supporting the farm(s) very hard and can annoy the users as their published desktop / published applications behave differently every day.

Our task here is to document the differences, to enable the customer to homogenize their environment. Documenting this is sometimes very time intensive so I’ve used the spare time between two projects to build two “documentation” tools.

1. HotfixLister: Nothing really new, but it gives you a comma separated file which can be imported into Excel and shows a matrix of the distribution of hotfixes among the farm. The matrix looks like this:










2. PrinterDriverLister: Again nothing really new, but it gives you a similar matrix like the HotfixLister does:










I’ve tested the functionality within my test farm but unfortunately it is very small (as you can see), so I cannot test how it performs in larger farms.
So please be careful when running it in larger environments, and if possible drop me a note about how it has performed.

The usage is very simple:

1. Copy all files locally to one of the farm member servers.
2. Execute the tools from there.
3. Import the txt file into Excel.
4. Done.

This zip contains the tools (Download here).

Cheers,

Thomas

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