Troubleshooting HTML5 receiver issues

Recently in the lab updated the HTML5 receiver (version 2.3) on my storefront servers. After which hit issues with my connection going “in and out”. Turns out my patching wasn’t up to scratch. XenApp 6.5 environment and moving hotfix rollup pack 7 (per CTX129229) resolved the issue. What was instructive was enabling HTML5 logging per https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX217352 What did […]

Citrix PVS tip: how to install PVS powershell snap-in

Recently was looking to utilize the vDisk replicator utility (see: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/04/12/vdisk-replicator-tool/) which had a requirement for the PVS powershell snap-in. After a few times did manage to get the snap-in to work but have to be careful to get the syntax correct which was in the end: C:\Program Files\Citrix\Provisioning Services Console>C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\installutil.exe Citrix.PVS.SnapIn.dll After that was up […]

Citrix PVS v7 target device logging changes

Q came up on the citrix discussions regards this as poster was looking to gather log data for an issue they had with one of their target devices. With version 7 for PVS there was a shift away from using persistent log files to using CDF traces. More details enclosed https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138698

Getting “Aw, Snap!” on launch of google chrome in citrix environments?

See plenty of pain on this one in the field. Not quite sure what is going on with chrome as seen as same from my own machine. Anyways in order to circumvent message below which is what greets you launch simply need to do the following: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –no-sandbox –disable-infobars –disable-gpu  Editing the shortcut […]

Windows VDI environment? getting poor performance on SCCM downloads?

Recently been tasked with migrating a fair ton of apps from Win7->10. One of the challenges in this space is testing. Previously with Windows 7 the guys worked on static persistent VM’s rolled out to testers to run their updated app through it’s paces. Few obvious problems with this approach I) Quite a bit of […]