Category: Citrix

Quick citrix tip: Getting “cannot start ” launching app-v app(SMB/Single Admin mode) in XenApp 7.x?

Recently setup a pool of Citrix VDA’s (7.16) to house app-v packages for publication using SMB/Single Admin mode.

On setting up (thought I) followed all the steps outlined in:

but missed a key action on first pass, when launching my app in citrix i would get the “cannot Start <App-name>” message (pretty common and not terribly informational 🙂

Anyways said the key action i did miss was as per above eDoc:

Tip: After you install the App-V client, with Administrator permissions, run the PowerShell Get-AppvClientConfiguration cmdlet, and ensure that EnablePackageScripts is set to 1. If it is not set to 1, run Set-AppvClientConfiguration -EnablePackageScripts $true.

Once implemented was all good to go.



Workspace Environment Management tip: how to enable folder redirection

Recently been getting to grips with WEM as part of a proof of concept and run it through its paces as a possible tool to use as part of a Windows 10 project. Pretty good tool so far must say, installation straightforward enough, interface intuitive – looks like it was built by folks who would use it themselves which is always a good sign.

Does take a little bit of looking around to find some of the settings you might be looking for, for me I want to dump the folder redirection settings had in place in our GPO into it. To enable from within the WEM administration console need to click on (as per below pic):

i) On left hand pane Policies and Profiles

ii) Click Microsoft USV Settings

iii) Tick the box beside Process User State Virtualization Configuration

From there the options within the 2 Folder Redirection tabs (1/1 and 2/2) will be available so you can start using them for the usual contenders eg desktop/my documents etc




Citrix PVS tip: how to change vDisk assignment for multiple TD’s in 7 easy steps

Oftentimes might face a situation of needing to change your vDisk assignment for your target devices of which there can be many.

In order to do all in one go rather than having to go into each target device and manually modifying each one just carry out the following steps:

1. Logon to your Provisioning Services console, and navigate to your vDisks area and assign the new vDisk to a single target device.
2. Right click the target device and select “Copy device properties”
3. Click the “Clear all” button to de-select all options, then select “vDisk assignment”
4. Click the “Copy” button
5. Select the target devices you want to apply this vDisk to
6. Right click and select “Paste”
7. You will be prompted to confirm these changes and there you are – much quicker than individual assignment changes

Citrix tip: getting error “Error loading icaconfs.dll” during receiver installation?

Issue – getting error “Error loading icaconfs.dll. The specified procedure could not be found” during installation of receiver 4.3

Seen this occurring sporadically in our environment. Installations would complete but the error would have a knock-on effect –

Users launching apps would see nothing happen. Manually trying to launch .ICA files would have no effect.


Running an SFC scan (sfc /scannow) would show rundll32.dll in the syswow64 folder was missing. If you copied this file from another machine into the folder and re-ran installation issue would go away and you’ll be good.


Citrix tip: Need to relay a maintenance message to your storefront users?

Came across this recently when I had to post up a message to users’ stating some maintenance activity will be occurring over the weekend. Found a tool called Storefront messaging – will see it located near the end of the blog post below

Article is a little old so if you are using Storefront 3.5 definitely need to vet it (mind you, worth vetting if on 3.0 regardless).


Quick and dirty citrix tip: how to hide Desktop Viewer toolbar

Oftentimes be on a screenshare using webex and the desktop toolbar would “get in the way” at the top. As I don’t need it nearly all the time simplest (but it is a dirty method) approach I took to removing was simply to rename its exe CDViewer.exe – located under c:\program files (x86)\citrix

Does the job 🙂