Category: Virtual Apps and Desktops

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be blocked, so update your Citrix Receiver!

Background As most of the things around us constantly gets updates and improvements, the enhancements regarding flaws in vulnerabilities of security are for most people the most critical. Since cryptographic protocols like TLS 1.0 has been used since 1999, with an update to TLS 1.1 in 2006, these protocols have been vulnerable to attacks like…



Citrix brings back Local Text Echo

Have you ever experienced the frustration of working on a bad connection resulting in tremendous amount of latency when typing? Past releases of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (Formerly XenApp & XenDesktop) have included many interesting news and functions, especially regarding HDX innovations and ICA improvements. One of the ”new” features that caught my eye in…



”Outlook cannot perform your search” on Windows Server 2016 running Remote Desktop Services

INTRODUCTION Speaking on behalf of all IT technicians, it is with no doubt that we all have had our hand in cases related to Outlook. Oftentimes I experience them to be quite understandable in order to be resolved. However, that was until I encountered a particularly obscure issue with Outlook’s search engine, nonetheless its very…



Smart Check – Monitor Your Citrix Sites

Citrix Smart Check is a software and a service that installs on a Citrix Delivery Controller and collects diagnostic data, sends it to the Citrix Cloud account, where it gets analyzed and presented on the Citrix Cloud website. The information helps Citrix administrators to prevent and resolve issues before they happen or impact the users,…



VDA stuck when updating

Sometimes (no idea why, seems random to me) the VDA update is stuck after prompted to reboot in the middle of the update like below. After going through the logs (Get-content ”$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Temp\Citrix\XenDesktop Installer\XenDesktop Installation.log” -wait) I noticed that the VDA setup creates a RunOnce key just before the restart. After checking the registry path ”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce”…



Teams in your Multi-user environment done right!

Microsoft Teams is on the rise, more and more businesses is seeing the potential of Teams and want a piece of the action. Unfortunately Microsoft Teams is not ideally designed to work on a Multi-user environment like Citrix Xenapp or Microsoft Remote Desktop services. It is entirely installed in the users profile, and its quite…



Migrate home directory to a new location

Recently, I have been involved in some larger XenApp projects where one of the objects have been to migrate home directories when users change environment. People tend to lock themselves to the idea that IT must help migrate home directory when the user is given access to the new environment. A better way to approach…



Monitoring vDisk Rebalance Enabled

In a recent use-case that I stumbled across, I wanted to monitor a few different things in a Citrix-environment with Provisioning Services technology. In this specific blog-post I’ll show you how I configured monitoring for whether Rebalance Enabled is configured for active vDisk, with Provisioning Services (PVS) Powershell SnapIn….



Monitoring vDisk Replication

In a recent use-case that I stumbled across, I wanted to monitor a few different things in a Citrix-environment with Provisioning Services technology. In this specific blog-post I’ll show you how I configured monitoring of vDisk Replication with Provisioning Services (PVS) Powershell SnapIn….



Black screen at session logon with VDA newer than 7.15 CU1

The black screen of death Introduction The logon process for users accessing a XenApp/Virtual App-environments is not completely simple to explain or understand in its entirety. There are several processes and services that need to work together, to let a user log on and begin to work in a virtual session. An issue that is…