Month: January 2017

Citrix HTML5 receiver tip: client time zone issues?

While back (probably 9 months or so) kicked off a project which was to cover a specific use in our environment whereby we had field-based workers utilizing customer laptops whose corporate policy was to not have the citrix receiver installed.

With that in mind for them to get their VDI in here simplest step was to utilize the HTML5 receiver which worked well. Only caveat over time was related to client time zone redirection really didn’t work. Thankfully unbeknownst to me most of had some traction from the folks in citrix and an update was subsequently released (2.2)

https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/legacy-receiver-for-html5/receiver-for-html5-22.html

Subsequently (2.3) has been released just week or so back

https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/html5/receiver-for-html5-latest.html

which comes some thinwire enhancements. Haven’t tested that version yet but can say that time zone issue has thankfully been fixed (at least for our environment) with the release of 2.2.

 

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Citrix AppDNA tip: having install troubles with your Desktop Client?

 

Have a really beefy project land on my lap relating to application migrations and Windows 10 so looking to utilize AppDNA (version 7.11) to assist. With that in mind wanted to install the AppDNA Desktop Client on my machine in order to have quick and easy access but hit issues with the install.

Trying to install the Desktop Client and getting a cannot start Application message “Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor”

If I click Details down in the error summary section it gives an error

Failed to load the runtime. (Exception from HResult: 0x80131700)

Had a google about and a lot of posts seem related to .Net Framework issues.

Noticed had .Net Framework 4.51 already installed on the system and was on the supported .Net Framework versions.

Noticed too that .Net 4.6 .1 (URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/download/details.aspx?id=49982) was supported, downloaded and installed it and what you know worked a charm :).

Hope shaved a few mins off someones day mucking about looking for a fix.

 

 

Citrix tip: Want some IE performance goodness in your Published desktop environment?

Happy New Year all!

So early doors this year got a bunch of tickets in from user performance facing issues regards Internet Explorer performance in a XenApp environment. Indeed high CPU was being encountered across the board on a number of Published Desktops being caused by Ad’s.

All this reminded me that this was a topic that was being covered by the Project VRC (http://www.projectvrc.com/blog/25-why-web-browsing-is-killing-vdi-performance-and-costing-you-bigin due course  had high hopes from what was to come out of their findings. Alas the good team had been plucked to do other projects and never published a white paper. Finally did time early this year to do a spot of googling on the topic and found this excellent vid’ from James Rankin looking at tracking protection and from it can do to improve things from a performance perspective

Nice part of course is it covers the enterprise element including what to put into GPO’s etc.