Extract the Application Groups from a Delivery Group – XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x


This is going to be a quick post to explain how you can extract all the AD groups that are currently being used for the various applications that you serve in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x farms. This came very handy when I had a large number of applications that need to be migrated to a new XenApp 7.15 LTSR farm. This will also come very handy for documentation purposes.

First up, you will need to find the Delivery Group Name UUID that you need to extract the details from. If you have multiple delivery groups, you will need to find the UUIDs for all the Delivery groups.

To find the UUID, run the command below in a PowerShell window in admin mode

asnp Citrix*
Get-BrokerDesktopGroup

This returns the details of all the Delivery groups in the XenApp farm.

Take a note of the UUID value

Now run the below to show the application names and the assigned user AD groups

Get-BrokerApplication -AssociatedDesktopGroupUUID 918bd477-6848-4d27-b98d-28296e78d6a1 | select ApplicationName,AssociatedUserFullNames

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You can get all sorts of results by changing the filters. To know the available filters, please refer here

Or simply run the below which shows the various filters that you can use for a given application

Get-BrokerApplication

That’s it for now. I hope this helps someone with their PowerShell journey in Citrix

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Power Management of XenDesktop 7.x Delivery Groups – Prevent workloads from powering off when not in use


There are many a times when you would want to prevent XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x power management from powering off virtual machines in the catalog. If you ever wondered how to do it, here are the steps

Open the PowerShell in administrative mode on the Controller server

asnp citrix*
Set-BrokerDesktopGroup "Delivery group Name" -AutomaticPowerOnForAssignedDuringPeak $True

if the above doesnt fix it, then run the below command as well which will ensure that all the VMs are ready for connections all the time

Set-BrokerDesktopGroup "<Delivery group Name>" -PeakBufferSizePercent 100 -OffPeakBufferSizePercent -100