Category Archives: General Citrix

Xenapp 6.5: Annoying Security Popups When Launching Applications

Microsoft GPO's are going to be the death of me.  Recently, after completing a migration to Xenapp 6.5 from an old 4.5 environment — we started to notice annoying security popups when users were launching applications.  These popups looked scary, … Continue reading

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Makes you proud to be a Citrix geek….

Know a friend or family member who you've had trouble describing what exactly it is you do with Citrix and Citrix products?  Show them this video…   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share … Continue reading

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Citrix Personal vDisk: Troubleshooting and Fixing Misbehaving Applications

Background Info At a client site recently I found myself troubleshooting an issue with an Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) application that was installed on the Windows 7 master image in a XenDesktop 5.6 environment utilizing Machine Creation Services (MCS) along … Continue reading

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Help! Lost or Forgot my Citrix license server password…

Environment:  Citrix License Server Problem: Client can not get into the license console because they forgot the password used to set up licensing server when it was first configured. Resolution: Reinstall Citrix License Server over the top of itself, and … Continue reading

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Remote IT Support: Tools To Make It Easier!

In the old days of Remote IT Support, when a teleworker called into the help desk, I remember walking them through every step of how to uninstall & reinstall TCP/IP from memory on Windows 95.  Thankfully, I don’t work on … Continue reading

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Citrix – Project Avalon is coming! Are you ready?

Project Avalon refers to the convergence of the Citrix Xenapp and Xendesktop products into a single unit.  Many have predicted this for a long time, and now it appears to be set to become reality in 2013.  If you didn’t … Continue reading

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Copying Citrix PVS’d Vdisks while running can cause WMI to break

In consulting land we’ve noticed a few cases recently where a 24/7 shop decided to snapshot a running Citrix PVS’d VDisk so they could make updates with the minimal amount of downtime possible. This is becoming more and more common … Continue reading

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Making a cheap home lab for Citrix Xenserver?

I’m often asked what a good cheap route is to make a home lab environment for Citrix Xenserver.  One way that I’ve done it is to combine Xenserver with VMWare Workstation.  You can install VMWare workstation on your desktop PC … Continue reading

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Memory leak with Xenapp 6.5 and Edgesight 5.4!

I’ve taken a couple of calls already from troubled clients who have experienced memory leaks with running Edgesight on Xenapp 6.5 servers.  On my most recent call, this only seemed to impact the Zone Data Collector, and not the other … Continue reading

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Will Citrix Netscaler VPX replace Citrix Secure Gateway?

Citrix Secure Gateway is a product that has been around forever.  It serves a purpose very clearly by providing you with a cheap (free) way to secure your Citrix environment via SSL so that users can connect from the outside … Continue reading

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