If you have a Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x environment and enabled the legal notice and you are seeing the legal notice being displayed in a window with scrollbars here’s the solution.
On the XenApp/XenDesktop machines add these registry keys: Continue reading “Citrix and Server 2012 legal notice scrollbar”
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.
Continue reading “XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 VDA agent exclude options”
Citrix has released a new tool (for GUI lovers amongst us techies) for DSCheck options and queries to make our live easier. Be aware that the tool (even with GUI) can break your environment so USE CAUTION!!!
DSCheck Maintenance Assistant is designed to facilitate the process of running dscheck commands on a XenApp server. The tool provides a graphical user interface for dscheck.exe that the XenApp administrators can use to clean and validate their datastore.
- Install .NET Framework 2.0 or later
- log on as a user with Local Administrative privileges
Installing DSCheck Maintenance Assistant
DSCheck Maintenance Assistant is a standalone application. You need not install the application; also you can run the application from any folder local on the XenApp server.
You can download the tool here and read more about the options and how to use them wisely.
Ever wanted to disable certain client drives in your XenApp or XenDesktop environment?
Here’s a good way to disable certain client drive mappings through either the registry or the Web Interface.
Disabling Specific Client Drive Mappings at the registry
XenApp 6.5 servers are rebooting and they are not attached to a reboot policy. Servers may reboot when a reboot policy is created, but there are no servers assigned to the policy. The following entry in the eventlogs are written.
Continue reading “XenApp 6.5 servers reboot when not part of a reboot policy”
The XenApp Connector for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager enables administrators to orchestrate the tasks required to deliver applications both to end-users and XenApp Servers seamlessly with Microsoft System Center 2012 (and SP1).
With the XenApp Connector, administrators can:
- Extend the Configuration Manager 2012 user-centric and rules-based application delivery capabilities to deliver applications to users in the most appropriate manner for the device they are using: MSI, App-V, CAB, or XenApp
- Enable user self-service of XenApp hosted applications from both Receiver and the System Center Application Catalog
- Orchestrate the process of deploying applications to XenApp servers, farms, and worker groups from within the Configuration Manager console, both directly, for traditionally managed farms, as well as for streamed farms when used in conjunction with Provisioning Services Continue reading “XenApp Connector for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager”
This article defines troubleshooting steps for a failure in pass-through authentication. Symptoms include getting prompted for credentials at the Web Interface logon and also getting a logon screen when you attempt to launch a published application.
Complete the following steps to troubleshoot pass-through authentication to Web Interface:
- Verify that SSONSVR.EXE is running on the client machine. If Receiver was installed with the ENABLE_SSON=Yes command line switch, then the computer must be rebooted after the installation if not this process does not load. If this process is not running for any reason, pass-through authentication will not work.
- Verify that the Citrix Receiver group policy allowing pass-through authentication has been applied to the workstation. This can be done either through Group Policy Management Console or through a Local Policy. The template for this group policy setting can be found in the following location on any workstation with Receiver installed: Continue reading “How to: Troubleshoot pass-through authentication to Web Interface”
Citrix has released a new hotfix for XenApp 6.0 for Windows 2008 R2. This fix contains the following fixes.
New Fixes in This Release
- When updating a file located on a drive mapped outside of the session, the modified size of the file is not updated while using the GetFileSize () function in the session.
- Servers can experience a fatal exception on picadm.sys with bugcheck code 0x20.
- Servers might experience a fatal exception, displaying a blue screen, on picadm.sys with stop code 0x7E. Continue reading “Hotfix XA600R01W2K8R2X64066 for Citrix XenApp 6.0”
This article describes the difference between earlier versions of Client Drive Mapping (CDM) and the version in Citrix XenApp 6.0 and 6.5.
Versions prior Citrix XenApp 6.0, use the method of network mapping the local drive of the user. This method only mapped local drivers, not network drivers of the user machine. For users to be able to add network driver mappings they require a script to use the net use command and locate the drives from \CLIENT. With this method, the administrator is also required to create a log off script to delete these drives when the session is logged off. On XenApp 6.0, the CDM system uses a completely different mechanism; it uses the concept of redirection; the same concept used with Microsoft Remote Desktop connections.
Simple things to know about the client drive redirection:
- Mapped drives are classified inside the session as Network Drives; redirected drivers have no specific Windows category so they are classified as Others.
Citrix has released a new tool to verify what hotfixes are installed on your XenApp server.
The XenApp Hotfix Log Creator is a simple command base executable that can be used to provide a quick log with all the hotfix information of a Citrix XenApp 6.0 or 6.5. Very simple to use and if combine with tools like psexec.exe it can be used to capture the same information remotely. Continue reading “Citrix XenApp Hotfix Log Creator”