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Installing and Configuring NetScaler ADC VPX 10.1

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about Configuring NetScaler Access Gateway VPX and Citrix StoreFront. This blog was based on the NetScaler Access Gateway Enterprise Edition 10.0 with Citrix StoreFront 1.2. Last week Citrix released NetScaler ADC VPX 10.1 at Synergy 2013. Of course I want to look at it right away. The first thing that noticed me is the improved interface and the new welcome wizard...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

In this step-by-step guide I will install and configuring Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 (FP1) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 using a Microsoft SQL 2012 database installed on a separate server. After installing XenDesktop I will add a Citrix XenServer host, register the XenDesktop Controller in Active Directory, install the XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent on a Windows 7 master VDI and I’ll show you...

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User session stays in Active State after Graceful Logoff

Sometimes when a user closes a XenApp published application, the Citrix user session stays in active state. This is caused by Windows system processes or by the application sub processes that are not closing properly.  By default Citrix XenApp has a hard coded list of processes that are checked for and terminated when the user logs off. With the following registry tweak you can add processes to...

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Black screen during logon to Published Desktop

It may happen that when you connecting to a published desktop, you see a black screen for a few seconds. Most causes of this delay can be traced back to the login process like logon scripts, drive mappings, folder redirections and GPO’s.
To prevent this, replace the Citrix logon dialog with the standard Windows logon dialog.

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“A duplicate IP address was assigned” on Provisioning Services target devices

A few days ago I ran into the problem that when I changing a Citrix XenApp vDisk (or created a new one) the Citrix XenApp servers crashes within the same VLAN with a BSOD with error message “A duplicate IP address was assigned to this machine while attempting to boot from the network” (see screenshot below). Striking is that the Citrix XenApp servers within another VLAN, booted from the same...

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Configuring NetScaler Access Gateway VPX and Citrix StoreFront

NOTE: An up-to-date blog with NetScaler 10.5 and Storefront 2.5.2 can be found here! In this blog I will describe step-by-step how to configure the Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway VPX with Citrix StoreFront. Including uploading the VPX to the XenServer, configuring the NetScaler, creating and installing the SSL certificate, creating the Access Gateway and the configuration of it, the redirection...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix StoreFront 1.2

The Citrix Webinterface server is end of life and will be replaced by the Citrix StoreFront server. Citrix StoreFront is more dynamic then the Citrix Webinterface server. One of the great new features is that administrators and users now control which applications are shown by default and in which order. This guide describes the step-by-step installation of the Citrix StoreFront server including...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5

This step-by-step blog describes the installation of the Citrix XenApp 6.5 installation including the database setup, the configuration of the licensing server and XenApp Farm. Before starting the installation you have to do some preparations. First of all you have to setup a Citrix Licensing server as described here. For this installation I will use my current Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 which...

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Installing AppSense DesktopNow (Step-By-Step)

This blog describes the full (enterprise) installation of AppSense DesktopNow, formerly known as the AppSense Management Suite (AMS). DesktopNow introducing some new features and has an updated look. One of the greatest new feature is that DesktopNow will use software patching in the form of Service Packs (SP) and Hotfixes. In this step-by-step guide I will install DesktopNow on a Windows Server...

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Installing Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16 (Hotfix CPVS61016) as full installation

In this step-by-step installation guide I will install the Citrix Provisioning Services 6.1.16. I will use hotfix CPVS61016 as source for this installation because this hotfix actually contains the full installation. The source for this hotfix can be downloaded here. Windows Server 2012 is not officially supported for this installation, so the installation takes place on a Windows Server 2008 R2...

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Installing System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1

In this step-by-step guide I will install the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2012 (with 4GB RAM). For this installation I will use my current Microsoft SQL Server 2012 which is installed on a separate server. For the installation of the Virtual Machine Manager you have to do some preparations. If you want to use Virtual Machine Manager in a...

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How to create container objects in Active Directory (NOT OU’S!)

It may happen that when you install a program you need to create Active Directory Container. In my case this was the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SP1). What most people probably think is that they have to create an OU (Organizational Unit), but that is not the case. There are a few differences between an Active Directory Container and an Active Directory OU. The main difference is...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix Licensing Server 11.10 (Step-By-Step)

Almost every product from Citrix needs the Citrix Licensing Server. It is therefore a good start to first install the Licensing Server before you starts installing another Citrix product. Unfortunately the latest version still supports no Windows Server 2012, but it contains the valuable new feature “Microsoft Active Directory support for Windows license servers”. This means that if...

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist working for Microsoft with focus on the Modern Workplace. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

For more information, see the About Me page or my LinkedIn profile.

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