Going with a 2 vNIC setup with your citrix provisioned VM’s ? remember to edit your ICA listener config

Last wk noticed terrible performance in a new xenapp 6.5 farm we built. Running the latest and greatest patch-wise (HRP05) and with Hotfix 19 for Citrix PVS 6.1 for our image target device software. The 2 NIC setup was needed for a dedicated VLAN for the PVS Streaming traffic. Needless to say turns out the […]

Quick field tip: Would like to remove your local profile on every logoff in 2008/2012 r2?

Easy! Add your id to domain guests or alternatively to local guests. Job done!

How to publish and access a RDS 2012 r2 session host from your iphone/ipad from Azure

Been busy on a few bits and bobs lately namely in the Azure arena. To do the above actually is v.straightforward thanks in no small part to a document that Microsoft recently released. See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn451351.aspx 2nd guide: The next part again is v.straightforward, to make accessible via your ipad/iphone i) Download RDS client for ipad/iphone […]

Enabling HTML 5 Receiver in Xenapp 7.6 site environment

    Enabling HTML 5 Receiver in Xenapp 7.6 site environment Recently had a use case pop up for this for our environment which in fairness isn’t difficult as its chief advantage is it allows for the requirement of only a standard web browser to access XenDesktop / Xenapp published applications & desktops Requirements Citrix […]

How to update your 6.x PVS target device drivers without have to reverse engineer the image

How to update your PVS target device drivers without have to reverse engineer the image Can’t take credit for this one, a former and very talented colleague kindly forward over details but let me tell you when you have 20+ vDisks to deal with you don’t want to reverse engineering each and every image for […]

The curious case of a citrix published application launch failure

Hit upon an issue whereby we had a requirement to add a bunch of servers in one of our branch offices to our 6.5 farm for published apps etc. Issue: ===== Unable to launch application getting generic enough error : ““The Citrix server is unable to process your request to start this published application at […]

Getting “deadlock” conditions on your WI 5.4 ? nasty stuff but this will help resolve your issues

Recently experienced outages in our internal environment whereby at peak times (eg 8-9am GMT,EST) our web interface pairs would hang at a “waiting for page to load” message, interesting as it affected both our data centres but luckily not simultaneously. Event log would only show On the Web Interface servers there were multiple errors that […]

Designing & implementing a quick and easy load balanced solution for Citrix StoreFront using Azure Load balancing services

As easy as pie Designing a simple load balanced solution for Citrix StoreFront using Azure load balancing services

SCCM Connector 2012 r2 connector not replicating with Xenapp 6.5 farm – common fix this one

Common enough issue this one, beware of your farm objects not being spick and span! Got to have a very clean datastore otherwise issues arise SCCM Connector 2012 r2 connector not replicating with Xenapp 6