XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 VDA agent exclude options

When you want to install the bare essentials of the XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 Virtual Desktop Agent you can use the command line switch /EXLCUDE to install only the bare minimum of the VDA agent.

The following KB article lists the 4 components which can be excluded using the XenDesktopVDASetup.exe /EXCLUDE command.
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Book review Citrix XenDesktop 7 cookbook

7463EN_Citrix Cover.jpgPackt publishing contacted me recently to review a new book they published on Citrix XenDesktop 7.

Gaspare A. Silvestri has written this book and does explain all the various settings and features of XenDesktop 7. Even if you aren’t experienced with this product he will guide you through this one and keep you interested in knowing more about this product.

As you all know I’m a great fan of using screenshot to enhance the readability of a document/post or book. Gaspare does this also in this book and it makes it easier to read and even helps you in where you can find certain settings.

If you don’t have this book yet, I would recommend it to add this to your bookshelf and read it.

Hope you find this review usefull.

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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

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.

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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.

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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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