Category: Virtual Apps and Desktops

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…



Flickering Desktop Icons and re-directed folders

This blog post will only cover a scenario with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and re-directed folders where flickering icons appear. Other solutions may apply to different scenarios. Since the release of Windows 10 / Server 2016 and their different releases 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 there has been several issues regarding flickering…



OneDrive with simulated Single Sign-On

Recently we have received numerous requests to implement OneDrive in multi-user environments. This is not an easy task given that Microsoft refuses to release and develop a client supporting multi-user environment. Citrix and Microsoft give the following recommendations: Use OneDrive for Business through the browser. Use ShareFile instead of OneDrive for Business. Continue using OneDrive…



Citrix changing default ICA Protocol from TCP to UDP Q4 2017

For XenApp/XenDesktop versions released in Q4 2017 or later (version 7.16 or newer), the default protocol for ICA traffic will be changed from ICA TCP to Enlightened Data Transport (EDT). EDT is a recently-developed protocol from Citrix and is UDP based, unlike traditional ICA which is is TCP based. One of the reasons Citrix developed…



FSLogix Profile Containers – Enkel och snabb profilhantering

FSLogix har en intressant produkt som heter Profile Containers, den tar hand om huvudvärken som profiler ofta skapar i fleranvändarmiljöer. Det är idag komplext att sätta upp en fleranvändarmiljö som erbjuder en bra upplevelse för användarna. En utav de stora utmaningarna är inloggningstiden för användaren eftersom storleken på profilen ofta är en stor faktor. Det…