Error HP driver not found on 2008 printserver

Ever noticed that on a 2008 print server you install a HP LaserJet 4xxx driver on it but when you open the properties page of the printer you still get the error that the driver wasn’t installed and if you want to install it? I’ve run into it while working on a Citrix Universal Print Server issue and a colleague pointed this out to me (thanks to Kristof Peeters).

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Lifecycle milestone update to XenApp 5 for server 2008

In late September, Microsoft announced a change to their lifecycle support for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. This change added 18 months to the Windows Server 2008 mainstream support, moving its end of mainstream support date from Jul 9, 2013 to Jan 13, 2015. You can find more information about this lifecycle milestone change from the Microsoft lifecycle page.

As a result of this change to the Windows Server 2008, Citrix has also adjusted the end of life for XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 by 18 months, to Jan 13, 2015. This change was made to XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 because we understand many customers fully leverage the Microsoft platform during Microsoft’s Mainstream Support period.

Read more about Cris Lau’s blog here.

Hotfix for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

Citrix has released hotfix XAE500R01W2K8066 for Windows 2008 32 and 64 bit operating systems.

New Fixes in This Release

When clicking the clock in the notification area of a XenApp 5 session on Windows Server 2008, the following error message appears:

"Unknown Time Zone…"

To enable this fix in its entirety, you must install both a client a server hotfix that contains fix #LA1044.

The fix works with time zone (UTC+09:00) Seoul and (UTC+09:00) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo.

[From XAE500R01W2K8066][#LA1044]

XenApp servers behind read-only domain controllers (RODCs) might experience slow application launch issues while winlogon.exe spikes CPU usage.

[From XAE500R01W2K8066][#LA1617]

You can download the 32 bit patch here.

You can download the 64 bit patch here.