WMI provider service issues in your citrix environment?

From time to time might encounter issues relating to your WMI provider service. This service interacts directly with the SCCM client so is an important one as would affect in a lot of cases to patch your systems. Have seen this pop-up moreso in pre-2012 r2 environments but still does. Regards automating fixes for this […]

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: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-14/install-configure/appv.html 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 […]

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 […]

XenApp 6.5 HRP07 environment? if getting “Exception Code: 0xc0000005” check out

https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX230529 Last week got the error enclosed in article sure as eggs in our 6.5 environment. Effect came a week after we had moved to hotfix rollup pack 7 – had done UAT for half a week but wasn’t detected.    

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 […]

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. […]

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 https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2015/07/15/storefront-3-0-message-customization/ Article is a little old so if you are using Storefront […]

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 […]

How to hide language bar in citrix xenapp 7.x environments

Easy enough this one. If you won’t to get rid of the language bar in your citrix environments. Go into your registry and edit the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Citrix/wfshell/TWI Value Name: SeamlessFlags Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0×40000 (Hex format)    

Trouble getting rid of them really old citrix receiver versions (6.x / 7.x)?

Came across an issue removing some really old citrix clients (version 7.x) in a locked-down environment that was running (ahem) windows vista machines. Had issues upgrading the receivers on the machines. As these machines had ICA clients using a version that was packaged using installshield they used an EXE file. The method to remove these files […]