Tag: fast logon to citrix published windows 2008 r2 server

Logon to Xenapp published desktop in 8 seconds! the most key GPO setting you need..

I will caveat this with the fact i have not finished testing of the said published desktop to unleash out it out to the wild just yet.

edgesight logon test


Xenapp 6.5 HRP06 / Citrix Profile Management 5.4 (roaming profiles)

Published Desktop Windows 2008 r2 Standard (incl office 2013, IE11, App-V apps)

So far testing has been fine:

i) IE11 apps seem fine

ii) App-V seem fine (with AppData roaming switched on which in the past broke my app-v apps)

iii) MS office apps all checked out

Still want to give it a good few go’s before being completely happy all is good.

So in terms of what the biggest single difference from before was i would put that at the setting below

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\Apply Group Policy for users asynchronously during logon

Pretty descriptive but yes indeed it basically allows your desktop to be available to you while it finishes processing the group policies. In my environment they are quite extensive thus i have seen a 10-17 second difference with that setting alone. That said with its nature it does carry risks so extensive testing to be done.

I’ll post next week updates on this and also what i excluded in my UPM profile. Have done 30 odd logons and been in out of all the apps quite a bit but staying steady at 40mb. Can attribute over 30mb’s of that to webcache file (IE’s cookies replacement).