Xenapp lifecycle announcement changes

As per http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX122442 noted with interest relating to xenapp 4.5/5 for windows 2003 server editions “*On March 3, 2015, Citrix lengthened the Extended Support period for these releases by changing the End of Extended Support milestone from 14 July 2015 to 14 July 2016.” Is interesting in light of Microsoft’s 14 July 2015 EOL date for 2003 server http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2003/ […]

Steps to a network bandwidth “friendly” citrix published desktop

Invoking the steps below will help make a friend of your network administrator 🙂 Steps to a network bandwidth friendly citrix published desktop

Citrix field tip: save all that AppCenter discovery time every time with a few clicks

If you go into the AppCenter console as much as I do best just getting the thing automated to skip all the wizard nonsense. So http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126752 – will do just the job, mentions 6.0 but is more than applicable for 6.5.

Handy field tip: Double-clicks too responsive in 2008 r2/Win7 envir ? here’s the reghack to slow them down

Funny one this as have a published app which when navigating folders needed incredibly quick finger taps to browse through folders. So in essence simple to do for one user (via Control Panel | mouse | Double-click speed). To program in via GPO interestingly was a bit of a rabbit-hole at first to find, nothing obvious […]

Citrix field tip: Web interface 5.4 recommendations

Suffered numerous outages a while back and this URL came to the rescue .(http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125715), and ensured v.stable environment since. Highly recommended to invoke all the steps + invoking steps from CTX126625 (included in the link above).    

Some Citrix products you may be working on just reached End-of-life

Was aware of a couple of products been working with in the citrix space that were due for end-of-life but didn’t realize they’d already passed: Products reaching the End Of Life (EOL) milestone this month (June 2015): EdgeSight for Endpoints 5.x EdgeSight for XenApp 5.0 through 5.3 EdgeSight for XenDesktop 5.x Provisioning Services 6.x XenDesktop 5.x […]

Field tip: Publishing “My Network Places” in citrix – 2 things you need to know

Recently came across a rather large use case for this application as a large number of file servers have been migrated to 2 centralized data centres. Result of which being file access using explorer in branches could be quite slow depending on distance (or vis-à-vis latency). From doing a quick test utilizing the network places […]

Field tip: Integrating ThinApp with Xenapp? watch where you store your app

Environment. ThinApp 3.x being used to virtualize Internet Explorer 6 Xenapp 6.5 HRP05 Citrix Profile Management 5.2 After virtualization published as a citrix published application, on launch it would appear to launch all the way – run through pieces licensing/policies etc but disappear – in fact the session would appear on the Citrix farm but […]

Citrix field tip: Sessions not clearing from AppCenter/DSC – remember to keep logoffsyscheckmdodules key updated!

Worth repeating this one – found this to be the number 1 ticket generator environment insofar users unable to logon to their published desktop/application environment (as citrix still believes they have a live session and if application is set to 1 launch per user limit it won’t allow them a 2nd connection). Need to regularly […]