Citrix profile management users – be careful if updating your VDI to W10 branch release 1809

Recently we looked to upgrade our VDI build (1803) for EA testing to the latest branch release and encountered issues relating to citrix user profile management. During the upgrade received the following message “error during MIGRATE_DATA operation”. Resolution Updating our patches on the existing build to include patch KB4343909 resolved the issue, link below : […]

PVS write cache full issue crashing your VDI’s? check following if using Outlook

Seen this issue cause some pain recent enough. Environment XenApp 6.5 HRP05 Published Desktop running W2008 r2 and Office 2013 using PVS 7.9 golden images Received reports of users getting hung sessions. On reviewing system see it can’t be RDP’ed too, completely froze. Issue caused by write cache spilling over from RAM onto hard drive […]

Citrix UPM tip: Using firefox in your environment?

If so advised to exclude the following file from synchronizing: Appdata\roaming\mozilla\Firefox\profiles\*\sessionstore.bak As not required/serves no purpose in a UPM environment and contributes to profile bloat

Handy Citrix Profile Management tip: if user store is unavailable do this

Sometimes, with the best will in the world hardware will fail, and yes sometimes even “redundancy” eg RAID and what not won’t cover – if i had a quid for every instance i’ve seen failures for seemingly covered-across-the-board from a fault tolerant and something will fall down, whether its the controller or UPS causing a […]

Citrix profile management tip : how long does it take to copy down your profile?

Very easy one this – one thing to note is if looking at edgesight session start detail for a user you will see a profile load time – this doesn’t just include profile copy down but also stuff like printer enumeration : So to get the specific amount of time it takes to load a profile down using UPM: […]

Citrix tip: how long does it take to copy down my citrix UPM profile? here’s where to check

Want to know how to find out how long it takes your citrix profile management profile has taken to be copied down on logon ? here’s how to check First RDP to the server you logged onto with you administrative level privileges, if in an enterprise environment most likely will be a separate ID to […]

Profile tip: Google chrome and UPM – must have these exclusions as a minimum!

Numerous articles about this piece can be found but if shortly due to roll out as a published app or as part of a published desktop make sure if using citrix profile management to include the below list of folders for exclusion. Google chrome can cause major profile bloat