App-v 5.x and citrix profile management – don’t forget them exclusions!

tripped me up this one recently. Had an issue whereby we have a “follow the user” model in place where users can still have made available to them applications delivered to them via SCCM user collection when they logon to a citrix published desktop environment. Noticed over time that more and more users complained of […]

IE settings going AWOL using Xenapp/RemoteApp published app? here’s maybe why

  Recently came across an issue were some GPO settings weren’t taking when launching published IE instances. Confusingly could launch the published desktop with the same IE instance and the settings would appear to take fine in IE. Issue manifested itself with application timeouts occurring etc, in my instance we had cookies set at medium […]

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the termservice service.

A few posts about this one, can have a variety of fixes – in the instance I came across (environment : xenapp 6.5 servers, bare metal). Seen this issue caused by a xenapp 6.5 to 6.5 farm migration. Post migration systems would hang from time to time, users couldn’t connect via ICA / RDP. A […]

SCCM 2012 SP1 Client,PVS images and duplicate GUIDs….

So, environment is: Citrix PVS 6.1 Hotfix 19 SCCM 2012 r2  Client (version : 5.00.7958.1000) installed in vDisk image Issue: Duplicate Guid’s for all target devices Fix: Followed the steps in No joy Did find this piece in addition to the above steps to fix In it mentions disabling the client authentication service […]

Field tip: Lync 2013 sharing issue in Xenapp 6.5 environment? check this out

Environment: Xenapp 6.5 HRP05 published desktops – supporting 20000 users across 2 data centres. Issue: Lync screen sharing failing between published desktop sessions between the 2 data centres – all ok within sessions that are occurring in the same data centre. Come across this posting And it pointed to a similar issue, spoke about […]

Quick field tip: Would like to remove your local profile on every logoff in 2008/2012 r2?

Easy! Add your id to domain guests or alternatively to local guests. Job done!

How to publish and access a RDS 2012 r2 session host from your iphone/ipad from Azure

Been busy on a few bits and bobs lately namely in the Azure arena. To do the above actually is v.straightforward thanks in no small part to a document that Microsoft recently released. See: 2nd guide: The next part again is v.straightforward, to make accessible via your ipad/iphone i) Download RDS client for ipad/iphone […]