Monthly Archives: March 2012

Best Practices for Citrix Xenapp over Xendesktop released

Citrix Consulting released their best practices document (finally) for Xenapp and Xendesktop this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on google … Continue reading

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Citrix Xenserver: Poolmaster is down or Crashed!

It’s 3 O’Clock in the morning, do you know where your Xenserver Poolmaster is? Your client calls you frantic, and you start a GoToMeeting to see what’s wrong. If it’s down, this could have been the result of a few … Continue reading

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Should a Citrix Tech be a W2 Employee, or a 1099 Contractor?

I get asked this question by friends in the business often, and while I’m not a tax attorney – I’d be happy to give my thoughts on the topic. Citrix Consultants are some of the most highly paid, sought after … Continue reading

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Case Study: Citrix SMA Service Failed To Start after Roll-up 7 install

I ran into an interesting case the other day with a client, so thought I would share it with the community. Software: Presentation Server 4.5 (Roll up 5), Server 2003 Problem: Client complained of issue with installing roll-up pack 7 … Continue reading

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Case Study: Microsoft Fax with App Published over Citrix Xenapp

Software: Citrix Xenapp 6, Microsoft Fax Server Problem:  Client reported that he was trying to use the Microsoft fax application installed locally on the client PC when a user attempted to print to the fax driver via a Citrix published … Continue reading

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Citrix Profile Design and Considerations…

Profile design for Citrix implementations has been a hotly contested debate for some time.  Citrix consultants usually find themselves walking into a customer environment that was set up years before, and having to troubleshoot the current environment.  Because we often … Continue reading

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Citrix GoToMeeting – The best virtual meeting software!

As a Citrix consultant, I have worked with clients based all over the world.  In the modern age, it’s both unrealistic and unnecessarily expensive to require your Citrix support team to travel to your location in order to troubleshoot your … Continue reading

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Citrix Licensing Server: A Troubleshooting Process

Citrix licensing still isn’t perfect, but it’s gotten better with each revision.  Occasionally I still talk with Citrix Techs who run into licensing server issues with Citrix.  A Citrix license server may run fine for 5 years, and suddenly break … Continue reading

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Citrix Xenapp 6: Locked out of the Citrix Discovery Services Console!

If you’ve locked yourself out of the Citrix DSC, you’ve done the equivalent of locking your keys in the car while it’s running.  You may have done this inadvertently as a result of changing domains, or this could have happened … Continue reading

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