TechEdge 2013 LA videos

techedgeCitrix TechEdge is a free event hosted by top Citrix Technical Support engineers at Citrix Summit and Synergy, where you gain insights from the experts on deploying, optimizing and troubleshooting your mobility, cloud computing, virtualization and networking technologies. TechEdge 2013 was held on Tuesday, May 21st at the Anaheim Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.

TechEdge Los Angeles 2013 PowerPoint and Video Presentations

Hotfixes Update 5 released for XenDesktop 5.6 Controller

Citrix has released update 5 for the XenDesktop 5.6 Controller software.

Fixed with this update:

  • This update is intended to be applied only by customers who require Federal Information Processing Standards compliant encryption. This update supports end-to-end TLS encryption of HDX communications in a XenDesktop 5.6 environment.

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You can download and read more about installing and uninstalling this update at the following locations.

XenDesktop 7 Features and Entitlements

Citrix has released a cool overview about the features and entitlements around the new XenDesktop 7 version which is going to be released.

Windows apps and desktops anywhere

Check the other matrix overviews here at the Citrix webpage.

NetScaler Insight Center 2.0

Citrix has released version 2 of the NetScaler Insight Center on May 21st 2013.

NetScaler® Insight Center is a high performance collector which provides end-to-end user experience visibility.

With this release we extend the Insight visibility offering from Web traffic (Web Insight) to HDX traffic(HDX Insight) analytics.

It will now collect ICA AppFlow records generated by NetScaler ADC appliances and populate analytical graphs over Layer 3 to Layer 7 statistics. The HDX Insight will provide in-depth analysis over real time and historical data across last 5min (real time) and last one hour, one day, one week, one month as historic data.

HDX Insight will give a bird’s eye view over all the HDX Users, Applications, Desktops and will even provide a view from Gateway level information. It will also showcase the SSL VPN license usage over the time. Based on the use cases the administrator can drill down and identify the pain points from any of these dashboards giving them a perfect visibility and troubleshooting solution. Continue reading “NetScaler Insight Center 2.0”

HDX MediaStream for Flash Generations

XenApp and XenDesktop support 2 versions of Flash. The native version (v1) and the new version (v2). The newer versions of XenApp and XenDesktop support both but in combination with some type of Citrix ICA client/Receiver versions it can revert back to the older version.

This is an overview of the used version of Flash support each product uses with a certain client. Continue reading “HDX MediaStream for Flash Generations”

LIMITED RELEASE – Hotfix XA650R01W2K8R2X64094 for XenApp 6.5

This hotfix is a direct result of a case I worked for with my customer and when I searched the internet I saw a lot of people with the same issue and all kinds of different workarounds. It’s the issue with the ctxsta.conf file not updating the unique STAID in this file at startup of a provisioned XenApp 6.5FP1 server. This can result in a lot of problems when using the server as a STA for your Access Gateway to resolve your applications and let users launch applications through a CAG.

Well guys, this is the fix that clears all workarounds wlEmoticon-openmouthedsmile.png.

Install this limited hotfix and the STA will get configured correctly with your provisioned XenApp 6.5FP1 servers. No need for auto delay start the XML service or scripts running at startup of your server.

You will need to logon with your My CitrixID to download the hotfix.

Download the hotfix here.

Also this KB article has been updated to reflect this new limited hotfix.

Hope you all agree with me that this is at last the fix you have been waiting for a long time for…

Leave a comment if you like this :).


Citrix Optimization Pack 1.3 for Microsoft Lync

hdxCitrix has released a new version of the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft® Lync®. This offers clear, crisp high-definition video calls in conjunction with Microsoft Lync 2010 by leveraging the user device for local media processing. The Optimization Pack consists of the HDX RealTime Connector for Lync which connects to the Microsoft Lync 2010 client on XenDesktop or XenApp or VDI-in-a-Box, and the HDX RealTime Media Engine which runs on the user device as a plug-in to the Citrix Receiver. The HDX RealTime Media Engine is available for Windows, Linux and Mac devices. Version 1.3 of the Optimization Pack adds two additional authentication methods, TLS-DSK and Kerberos, plus Microsoft® Outlook/Office integration.

What’s new

A script on this page is causing your web browser to run slowly

In Desktop Director, the following message is displayed in Internet Explorer: “Stop running this script? A script on this page is causing your web browser to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer might become unresponsive.” Note: This can occur when you have an unusually high number of Desktop Groups created.


When running scripts in Internet Explorer, the default threshold limit for the time-out dialog box (containing the message under Symptom) is 5,000,000 script statements for Internet Explorer 4 and later.

Resolution Continue reading “A script on this page is causing your web browser to run slowly”

Hotfix XS61E018 for XenServer 6.1.0

Citrix has released a new hotfix for XenServer 6.1.0.

This is a hotfix for customers running XenServer 6.1.0.


  • For customers requiring the Cisco fnic driver, a driver disk compatible with this hotfix was issued in CTX137403 – Driver Disk for Cisco fnic v1.5.0.20 – For XenServer 6.1.0. Customers must apply the compatible driver before applying this hotfix.
  • Any other issued driver disk and the Driver Development Kit (DDK) for XenServer 6.1.0 must be updated to be compatible with this hotfix. See CTX137629 – Driver Disks for XenServer 6.1.0 with Hotfix XS61E018 for a list of the affected driver disks that must also be updated.
  • After applying the hotfix to all hosts in a pool, customers should update the required driver disks before rebooting the XenServer hosts.

Issues Resolved In This Hotfix Continue reading “Hotfix XS61E018 for XenServer 6.1.0”