Category - XenApp

Installing and Configuring Citrix ShareFile clients in a XenApp / XenDesktop environment and limit access with RES Workspace Manager

In a previous post I described how to install and configure the ShareFile Windows Sync client and the ShareFile Outlook Plugin. In a few previous projects I needed to implement these clients into a Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop environment where they also use RES Workspace Manager for user personalization. Another challenge was that not every user within the XenApp / XenDesktop environments would...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 7.5 and publishing Desktops and Applications

On March 26, 2014, Citrix puts XenApp back on the market with the release of Citrix XenApp 7.5. This version of XenApp does not use the Independent Management Architecture (IMA) anymore like in previous versions but use the same FlexCast Management Architecture that XenDesktop use. What’s also new is in XenApp 7.5 is Cloud deployments, Full AppDNA support, Additional virtualization resource...

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How to update a XenApp 6.5 vDisk with Provisioning Services Versioning

Back in the old days when you wanted to update a vDisk, you needed to make a complete copy of the current vDisk, then import it back into the vDisk Store, set it to Private Mode and link it to a Master device to apply your changes. After making all the changes, you needed to put the vDisk back to Standard Image mode and copy the complete vDisk to the rest of the Provisioning Services servers. Now...

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How to create a Citrix XenApp 6.5 vDisk

After installing and configuring Citrix Provisioning Services Server (as described here) and the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Controller (as described here) it’s time to create the Citrix XenApp vDisk, also known as the “Golden disk”, for the Citrix XenApp 6.5 running in Session-host mode only. It is highly recommended to use Citrix Provisioning Services when deploying multiple XenApp servers in your farm...

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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...

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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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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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About Robin Hobo

Robin Hobo

I work as a Senior Solution Architect with focus on the Modern Workspace. I am specialized in Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365 and Microsoft EM+S (including Microsoft Endpoint Manager - Microsoft Intune).

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