Looking to set disconnected/idle/active session limits in your XenApp sessions?

Few links to help you set at the policy level, worth noting that active session limits are set at the RDS layer. To set disconnected / idle timeout settings for your xenapp session: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127318 To set active session limits for your xenapp session https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753112%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 Advertisements

Citrix quick tip: How to skip all discovery wizard blah-de-blah launching AppCenter console

Quick and dirty – do it and will save a surprising amount of time 🙂 http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126752  

ESXi tip : looking to retrieve IPMI system event logs from command line?

Easy enough to find from digging but more for my memory keeping a note of it 🙂 # esxcli hardware ipmi sel get Particularly useful if coming on from a remote connection and obviously other scenario is when trouble is afoot with the host and you can’t access via vCenter

Experiencing poor throughput on a windows VM (ESXi 6.0 VM hw 11) in FT mode?

Recently seen this on the vmware discussions and was able to recreate the issue as was interesting in using the feature in 6.x (FT is something that has interested me but always found it preferable to employ more traditional HA methods/recommendations). Indeed did notice in the lab a noticeable drop off in performance, such that […]

Want specific folders on your client device to appear in your citrix published desktop/app session?

So often been asked this one on my travels, rather than providing the whole endpoint’s C: drive users'(via client drive mapping policy) have often expressed a desire to just show my documents or better still specific folders even within that. How to setup: On the citrix server: Go into registry and create a key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\Client […]

Running a mixed mode Xenapp 7.x environment ? be careful using policy “Allow file transfer between desktop and client”

Recently seen a citrix forum piece regards this. User had run an internal security check on the xenapp 7.x environments. Turns out the above policy was enabled on their 7.6 FP2 delivery controller but the user didn’t want it enabled in their 7.1 site so had it explicitly disabled at the policy level. However using certain […]

Getting wrong desktop background on first launch of 2008r2 XenApp published desktop?

Recently seen this query posted on the citrix forums relating to the wrong desktop background appearing on first launch of a 2008 r2 published desktop even with the load a specific theme gpo setting applied: Came across same issue previously and hotfix KB2462182 came to my rescue (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2462182)  

Getting blue diagnostic screen on 2k8r2 server post VM H/w / VMware tools?

Got precisely the stop error indicated in KB – caveat had to go latest update on ESXi 5.5 to resolve it too http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2095497&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=805119693&stateId=0 0 805129984  

Looking to find out the version of your citrix license server? here’s how

Actually surprising number of reasons you may need to do this, generally related to an when you install an updated version of an application might have difficulty accessing licenses post install. This can in turn be dependent on the version of license server you are using – to verify go to the following: Open the […]

Plan on utilizing VMware App Volumes with your XenApp environment?

One thing to bear in mind and this bit me in my proof of concept environment was order of the installation pieces between the native agents and that: So if planning on testing install in the following order: I) After your OS is on install your VMware tools II) Install XenApp III) Then install your App […]