Citrix XenApp 6.5 Flash 11.3 / 11.4 redirection

I see alot of searches from Google coming to my blog referring to the issues with Flash 11.3 and 11.4 hotfixes released by Citrix [#LA2283] & [#LA2565].

Quick recap of the issues fixed:

  1. 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 OnlinePlug-in_12.3.200][#LA2283] Continue reading “Citrix XenApp 6.5 Flash 11.3 / 11.4 redirection”

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 enable Server-Side content fetching in HDX MediaStream for Flash

This article describes how to deploy, configure, and confirm functionality of Server-Side Content Fetching (SSCF) in HDX MediaStream for Flash.

Requirements

Server Side: Adobe Flash Player 10 or later Internet Explorer 7 or later HDX Capable Virtual Desktop Agent 4 or later, or XenApp Server (HDX MediaStream for Flash 1.1.0+)
Client Side
: Adobe Flash Player 10 or later Internet Explorer 7 or later Online Plug-in 11.2.2 or later

Background

HDX MediaStream for Flash provides the ability to fetch and render Flash content on the endpoint, thereby reducing server load, and optimizing the end-user experience. There are some cases when the default client-side content fetching is not desirable, or functional. For example, the content might be referenced by the Flash Player using a network address that is internal to an organization (for example: http://mycorporation/video.swf).

Such a URL can only be resolved on the server, and server-side content fetching must be used. Perhaps the most common use case requiring HDX MediaStream for Flash server-side content fetching is an organization that restricts the network connectivity of their ICA client devices so that they can communicate only with their XenApp or XenDesktop servers. Such an organization would configure HDX MediaStream for Flash to use server-side content fetching for all Web sites.

Server-side content fetching is the exception and can be configured on a per-URL basis using a server-side configuration setting. In addition, server-side content fetching must be enabled on the client. Continue reading “How to enable Server-Side content fetching in HDX MediaStream for Flash”

HDX MediaStream hotfix for Citrix XenApp 6.5

New Fixes in This Release

  1. HDX MediaStream Flash redirection does not work for any site when the "Flash URL compatibility list" policy is enabled and a site is added to the list – regardless whether it specified to render on the server, on the client, or to be blocked.

    [From HDXFlash200WX64002][#LA1077]

Fixes from Replaced Hotfixes

  1. At times of heavy logon/logoff activity, one or more of the following can be observed:

    • Applications can exit unexpectedly.
    • During logon attempts, an Error 1030 appears on the endpoint.
    • During logoff attempts, the Virtual Desktop Agent returns to the Logon screen and the endpoint continues to display the Desktop Viewer.

    [From HDXFlash200WX64001][#LA0388]

  2. Accessing certain Web sites with Internet Explorer and HDX MediaStream for Flash enabled can cause the Web page to become unresponsive, displaying only a cyan background.

    [From HDXFlash200WX64001][#LA0645]

Continue reading “HDX MediaStream hotfix for Citrix XenApp 6.5”