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 […]

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 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. http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/377091-cannot-access-citrix-apps-from-ipad-using-html5-receiver-post-upgrade-to-sf-35/  

Citrix Delivery controller maintenance: Control number of enumerations made

Simple enough to implement but only required in the “hottest” of environments where thousands of requests are being made per second. From within the Storefront : Specify the maximum number of concurrent requests to send to different Delivery Controllers. The default is 0 (No Limit). Use the Advanced Settings task, select Maximum concurrent enumerations, enter […]

Citrix HTML5 receiver tip: client time zone issues?

While back (probably 9 months or so) kicked off a project which was to cover a specific use in our environment whereby we had field-based workers utilizing customer laptops whose corporate policy was to not have the citrix receiver installed. With that in mind for them to get their VDI in here simplest step was […]

Having trouble propagating changes in your StoreFront Server groups?

Recently one of the servers in our Storefront Server groups came a cropper when we tried to propagate changes to it. Could see the following in the event logs at time of failure : An error has occurred during the all server configuration update process. “Citrix.DeliveryServices.ConfigurationReplication.Exceptions.ServerUpdateConfigurationException, Citrix.DeliveryServices.ConfigurationReplication, Version=3.6.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=e8bb6749cfa2a5a3 Access is denied. RemoteEndpoint: net.tcp://servernameCitrix/ConfigurationReplication” […]

Quick and easy Citrix Storefront tip: enable pooled sockets

Handy tip to improve performance from a storefront perspective is the ability to maintain a pool of sockets instead of creating a new one each time a new user connects which is something which is already enabled by default in the Citrix Web Interface environment. To enable pooledsockets: i) Open the web.config file under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\citrix\%storename%\ […]

Getting “Cannot Complete Your Request” errors in your Citrix Storefront environment?

Can be caused by multiple factors. Really good CTX article covering the steps you need to troubleshoot this one as can be caused by multiple factors: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207162

Where to find group policy template updates for your citrix products

Really handy link this one for all things related to policies and templates in the citrix spectrum: http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/categories/solution_content/implementation_guides/group-policy-management-template-updates-for-xenapp-and-xendeskt.html