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Citrix Techs is a community of bloggers who write about Application Virtualization, Citrix Products, and Remote Access.

Desktop Virtualization Using Citrix XenClient and Intel Core vPro Processors

Full disclosure:  I am an INTEL shareholder! XenClient is a product that people have been buzzing about for awhile now.  I don’t have many clients using it yet, but it’s capability to completely transform the way we do desktop virtualization … Continue reading

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Citrix Xenserver in a single breath? Brilliant!

I’m not sure who put this video together, but it’s pretty impressive.  They demonstrate to a VMWare guy that Citrix Xenserver can be installed in the amount of time he can hold his breath under water. haha — Brilliant!   … Continue reading

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Error over RDP: The User Profile Service Failed the Logon

I ran into this one the other day, and the solution was so simple it threw my head for a spin.  Thought I would share it on the blog in case any other Citrix techs run into the same thing! … Continue reading

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Just when you thought you’d done it all with Citrix GoToMeeting!

    Someone takes things up a notch! This couple hosted their wedding over Citrix GoToMeeting with HDFaces, incorporating the webcam functionality that now comes standard with the product. Think about how much they saved by not having to buy dinner … Continue reading

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Should you attend Citrix Synergy?

Having been to Citrix Synergy a few times now, I can definitely provide an experienced opinion on this.  Synergy can cost you $1200+ depending on if you’ve been before or not, and should be considered a worthwhile investment in your … Continue reading

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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: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132799 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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