Internet Explorer becomes unresponsive on provisioned Virtual Machine

Internet Explorer becomes unresponsive when accessing a Flash enabled website from a XenDesktop provisioned Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 endpoint. Windows Application Event log on endpoint shows Event 56, ‘Server-side Flash rendering will be used if available’:

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Publish single seamless application through WI

If you have configured your Web Interface server to display your published applications in a window of percentage of your screen and you want to publish a single published application (XenApp) through your Web Interface all you need to do is the following:

1. Go to your Web Interface server and browse to the following location:
“C:InetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppconf”

2. Open the default.ica file with notepad and add your application under the lines
[ApplicationServers]
Application= Continue reading “Publish single seamless application through WI”

Creation of UPS Printer Fails With Error “Client printer auto-creation failed”

Creation of printers configured in Universal Print Server (UPS) policy fails when user logs on.

Background

When a user is member of a large number of security groups in Active Directory it can cause to fail to create printers configured using a Universal Print Server policy.

Possible error messages

  • In the event viewer this message appears on the server/desktop where the user is logging on to: “Client printer auto-creation failed. The driver could not be installed. Possible reasons for the failure: The driver is not in the list of drivers on the server. The driver cannot be located. The driver has not been mapped. Client name: () Printer: (\printserverprintername) Printer driver: ()”
  • Printers are not created on the user’s session.
  • The printer is created but the printer has the status “not configured”.

In all cases the user is unable to print to the printer and unable to connect to the UPS printer.

Workaround Continue reading “Creation of UPS Printer Fails With Error “Client printer auto-creation failed””

System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Licensing Calculator

Microsoft has created an Excel sheet for calculating the licensing for their System Center suite. This sheet makes it easier for you to calculate and see what licenses you need and what the expenses are for running System Center products.

You can download this Excel sheet here from the Microsoft partner website.

HDX MediaStream hotfix for XenApp 4.5, 5.0 and 6.0

Citrix has released a new hotfix for HDX Mediastream for XenApp versions 4.5, 5.0 and 6.0 running a 64 bit OS.

Prereqs for installing this patch are:

  • XenApp 6 or,
  • XenApp 5 with Feature Pack 3 for Windows Server 2008, including HDX User Experience Enhancement or,
  • XenApp 5 with Feature Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003, including the HDX MediaStream for Flash feature or,
  • Presentation Server 4.5 with Feature Pack 2, including the HDX MediaStream for Flash feature

This hotfix replaces the following hotfixes:

How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3

Citrix has released Receiver 3.3 a while ago now. But every now and then I see that people are having difficulties with installing it.

Receiver 3.3 assumes that you are working with the new way of publishing apps and desktops. When you are still using the webplugin only (for use with Web Interface) and you are not publishing apps and desktops through StoreFront/ Cloudgateway then you can run into some “issues” with installing Receiver 3.3.

The provided solution is a workaround to bypass the “Enter your work or email or server address” message at the end of the installation.

Here’s what you see during the normal installation of the Receiver 3.3 downloaded straight from the Citrix downloads website. Continue reading “How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3”

Cannot authenticate into Storefront server

Unable to authenticate into Receiver Storefront server. After clicking Log On, the following message appears: “Cannot complete your request. You can log on and try again, or contact your help desk for assistance.”

Event viewer shows the following error from Source Citrix Receiver for Web, Event ID 12: “There was a problem generating a store service token for the user from their primary authentication token…remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.” Continue reading “Cannot authenticate into Storefront server”

Internet Explorer Fix it available now – sucurity update scheduled for Friday

Earlier this week, an issue impacting Internet Explorer affected a small number of customers.  The potential exists, however, that more customers could be affected.  As a result, today we have released a Fix it that is available to address that issue.  This is an easy, one-click solution that will help protect your computer right away.  It will not affect your ability to browse the web, and it does not require a reboot of your computer.

Then, on this Friday, Sept. 21, we will release a cumulative update for Internet Explorer through Windows Update and our other standard distribution channels.  We recommend that you install this update as soon as it is available. If you have automatic updates enabled on our PC, you won’t need to take any action – it will automatically be updated on your machine.  This will not only reinforce the issue that the Fix It addressed, but cover other issues as well.

Today’s Advance Notification Service (ANS) provides additional details about the update we are releasing on Friday – MS12-063. We are planning to release this bulletin as close to 10 a.m. PDT as possible. This cumulative update for Internet Explorer has an aggregate severity rating of Critical. It addresses the publicly disclosed issue described in Security Advisory 2757760 as well as four other Critical-class remote code execution issues.

HDX MediaStream Hotfix HDXFlash200WX64003 for XenApp 6.5

Citrix has released today a hotfix for HDX MediaStream.

New Fixes in This Release

  1. With HDX Mediastream for Flash enabled, Web sites with Flash content can experience delays of up to 10 seconds to load.

    [From HDXFlash200WX64003][#LA1962]

  2. Microsoft Internet Explorer might exit unexpectedly, referencing pseudoserverinproc2.dll, with certain types of Flash content on Web pages.

    [From HDXFlash200WX64003][#LA1979]

  3. With Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 11.3 installed on the endpoint device, Flash content cannot be redirected to be rendered on the client; instead, the content is rendered on the server.

    To enable this fix in its entirety, you must install both a client hotfix that contains Fix #LA2283, and

    • For XenApp: an HDX Flash hotfix that contains Fix #LA2283
    • For XenDesktop: a Virtual Desktop Agent hotfix that contains Fix #LA2283

    [From HDXFlash200WX64003][#LA2283]

  4. With Adobe Flash Player ActiveX 11.4 installed on the endpoint device, Flash content cannot be redirected to be rendered on the client; instead, the content is rendered on the server.

    To enable this fix in its entirety, you must install both a client hotfix that contains Fix #LA2565, and

    • For XenApp: an HDX Flash hotfix that contains Fix #LA2565
    • For XenDesktop: a Virtual Desktop Agent hotfix that contains Fix #LA2565

    [From HDXFlash200WX64003][#LA2565]

You can download the hotfix here.

Citrix planning guides for XenApp/XenDesktop/Provisioning Services

Citrix has released 3 planning guides yesterday.

XenApp and XenDesktop printing guide,

XenDesktop and Hyper-V planning guide,

Provisioning Services networking planning guide,

High availability for XenApp and XenDesktop planning guide (new per 19-sept-2012).

Enjoy reading.