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Discovering and Gathering XenDesktop Inventory

Hello,

We are trying to gather inventory from our XenDesktop environment and would like to know what additional permissions/rights is needed in order to gather this information successfully?

Here is what we have done so far:

1. Assigned functional account "Read-Only Administrator" within XenDesktop.

2. Enable Remote Powershell on host that is the Delivery Controller.

3. Granted functional account Full Control (Read/Write/Execute) to run Powershell commands on Delivery Controller.

Even after doing all the steps below, we are still getting the same result when attempting to discover the target Delivery Controller:

2020-04-15 16:09:24,629 [.DiscoveryTaskExecutor|PropertyDisco] [INFO ] Completed Xen Desktop discovery for device 'esctxd54': not discovered

The only way to get around this is to add the functional account to the local Administrators group on the Delivery Controller:

2020-04-16 11:24:11,492 [.DiscoveryTaskExecutor|PropertyDisco] [INFO ] Completed Xen Desktop discovery for device 'esctxd54': Discovered by 'WMI', Broker type 'XenDesktop', Site name '', WMI access 'true'

Has anyone else seen this issue before?

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Re: Discovering and Gathering XenDesktop Inventory

Citrix XenDesktop broker evidence comes from WMI, that requires admin permissions. When broker is discovered, then it will attempt inventory.
HTH
Aamer
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Re: Discovering and Gathering XenDesktop Inventory

Hi @AamerSharif ,

"Citrix XenDesktop broker evidence comes from WMI, that requires admin permissions. When broker is discovered, then it will attempt inventory."

Is there an alternative besides granting full admin permissions to the host that is running the XenDesktop broker service?

Thanks.

- David

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Re: Discovering and Gathering XenDesktop Inventory

Hi David, yes can copy Powershell script from beacon located under remote execution and run it on XenDesktop server/s and upload generated files (ndi n VDI) to inventory beacon.
That’ll do the job.
Cheers
Aamer
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