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 What did […]

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

Recently was looking to utilize the vDisk replicator utility (see: 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

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 […]

PVS write cache filling up? handy filter in Procmon to give a clue as to what’s causing it

So of course with write cache filling up issues no simple way to tell what’s going on. Needless to say like most quirks that happen in Windows the sysinternals tools can come to you rescue. Recently started work on a windows 10 PVS image and after about 10 minutes the write cache would fill up. […]

Citrix tip: getting WMI CPU spikes on certain VDA’s?

On a certain batch of VDA’s we had running in an environment here they were running 2 versions back (7.11) from current version on our delivery controllers (7.13) noticed tickets coming in relating to general sluggishness with performance. Ops teams did some digging and noticed it was related to WMIprvse.exe. Seen this in the past […]

Citrix tip: if having issues using HTML5 receiver post Storefront 3.5 upgrade check the following

A while posted this on the forums luckily Michael in citrix was able to assist with a “full” fix. As mentioned in the thread had a workaround but programmatically have checked the steps outlined and they do work too.  

Citrix quick tip: how to use application categories to better lay out your published applications

Previously known as folders in the XenApp 6.x environments or earlier. When working in medium / large scale environments generally comes a biting point when applications are better grouped into folders (like files). The simplest way to do this in XenApp 7.x is by doing the following. – Go into Citrix Studio – Right click […]

Enabling logging for troubleshooting app-v issues in your citrix environment

When troubleshooting App-v issues in your citrix environment one of the first usual port of calls will be to enabling logging. To enable Studio and VDA logs used for App-V, you must have administrator privileges. You will also need a text editor such as Notepad. To enable the Citrix Studio logs: Create the folder C:\AppvLogs. […]

Need to find a published app in your Citrix Studio environment? why not use tags

Tags are handy things that Citrix have introduced as of 7.x always found it much trickier finding published apps/desktops in 6.x without the tagging feature. Here’s how to set them up:   How to use tags to locate published apps