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February Edition of #Citrix #XenDesktop Technical Newsletter Now Available

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

February XenDesktop newsletter is out! Here’s a subset of what you can read from the Citrix blog post.

Using XenDesktop? Then you need to get the XenDesktop Technical Newsletter! The newsletter is comprised of the best technical resources from across Citrix Services: Consulting, Technical Support, Education, and Technical Readiness. In its third year the newsletter is designed to help customers run their XenDesktop optimally and get more out of their investment in Citrix desktop virtualization. And its FREE!

I am pleased to announce that the February 2013 edition of the newsletter is now available.

Check out the archive page, where you can access both the current and past issues, as well as subscribe to the FREE monthly newsletter.

The February edition of the newsletter is packed with great content, including:

  • Optimal XenApp 6.5 VM Configuration (Blog)
  • Introduction to the new Project Accelerator (Blog)
  • Deploying XenApp 6.5 using PVS (Blog)
  • Insider Troubleshooting tips for Administrators (eBook)
  • Whats new with Excalibur (Blog)
  • Top Knowledge Center content for December 2012 (Articles, hotfixes, whitepapers, etc…)
  • How to configure Access Gateway 5 standalone for use with XD5 (tech note)
  • XenDesktop Tools & Hotfixes
  • And much more.

If you have any feedback/suggestions please let us know. Also don’t forget to Sign-up now!


Documenting #Citrix #XenApp 6.5 with MS PowerShell V2 – @CarlWebster via @anders_keis

January 23, 2013 2 comments

Good work Carl and the rest of you guys! Will try it out ASAP! 🙂

The original article on Documenting a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm with Microsoft PowerShell was released on October 7, 2011.  The original script has been downloaded over 15,000 times. I decided it was time to update the script to have the output match what was shown in AppCenter.   With a lot of help (and patience) from Exchange MVP and PowerShell guru Michael B. Smith, I updated the original script from over 1800 lines to over 2900 lines of PowerShell to thoroughly document a XenApp 6.5 farm.  This article will focus on the changes to the script.

I would like to thank the following people for helping to test the script.

  • @BYODre
  • Andrew Morgan
  • Bart Jacobs
  • Brian Hecker
  • Derick
  • Jarian Gibson
  • J. L. Straat
  • Jennifer Auiler
  • Kees Baggerman
  • Knut Gunnar Neggen
  • Magnus Hjorleifsson
  • Mark Fermin
  • Thomas Poppelgaard
  • And 25 others

Before we get started, I want you to know that I am NOT a programmer. I am NOT a software developer and I am NOT a real PowerShell coder. I am simply a hack who brute forces his way through all this PowerShell stuff until I either figure it out myself or have to use a lifeline. i.e. Michael B. Smith, Jeff Wouter or worse, I have to read a book!

The prerequisites to follow along with this article are:

  • A server, physical or virtual, running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with or without SP1
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 installed with or without HRP01

Note: A few testers reported that neither this script nor AppCenter displayed the hotfixes installed on the data collectors. Citrix has a public hotfix that should resolve that specific issue.

The nice thing about XenApp 6.5 compared to both XenApp 5 and XenApp 6 is that all the basic Citrix PowerShell stuff is installed when you install XenApp 6.5.  But we still need the XenApp 6.5 PowerShell..

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#Citrix Knowledge Center Top 10 – December 2012

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Citrix Support is focused on ensuring Customer and Partner satisfaction with our products.

One of our initiatives is to increase the ability of our Partners and Customers to leverage self-service avenues via our Knowledge Center.

Find below the Citrix Knowledge Center Top 10 for December 2012.


Top 10 Technical Articles

Article Number Article Title
CTX129229 Recommended Hotfixes for XenApp 6.0 and Later on Windows Server 2008 R2
CTX129082 Application Launch Fails with Web Interface using Internet Explorer 9
CTX132875 Citrix Receiver Error 2320
CTX804493 Users Prompted to Download ICA File, Launch.ica, Instead of Launching the Connection
CTX105793 Error: Cannot connect to the Citrix server. Protocol Driver Error
CTX133997 Citrix Receiver 3.x – Issues Fixed in This Release
CTX127030 Citrix Guidelines for Antivirus Software Configuration
CTX101644 Seamless Configuration Settings
CTX676151 How to Install the Citrix ICA Web Clien
CTX325140 Manually and Safely Removing Files that might remain on a System


Top 10 Whitepapers

Article Number Article Title
CTX131577 XenApp 6.x (Windows 2008 R2) – Optimization Guide
CTX132799 XenDesktop and XenApp Best Practices
CTX101997 Citrix Secure Gateway Secure Ticket Authority Frequently Asked Questions
CTX133185 Citrix CloudGateway Express 2.0 – Implementation Guide
CTX129761 XenApp Planning Guide – Virtualization Best Practices
CTX134943 XenDesktop and XenApp Printing – Planning Guide
CTX122978 XenServer: Understanding Snapshots
CTX134081 Planning Guide – Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Policies
CTX128277 Logon Optimization Guide – XenApp/XenDesktop
CTX110351 User Profile Best Practices for MetaFrame Presentation Server


Top 10 Hotfixes

Article Number Article Title
CTX132122 Hotfix Rollup Pack 1 for Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
CTX126653 Citrix Online Plug-in 12.1.44 for Windows with Internet Explorer 9 Support
CTX133066 12.3 Online Plug-In – Issues Fixed in This Release
CTX133882 Hotfix Rollup Pack 2 for Citrix XenApp 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
CTX135025 Hotfix XA650R01W2K8R2X64033- For Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2
CTX116550 Credential Handling Weakness in Presentation Server Client for Windows
CTX135709 Hotfix XS61E006 – For XenServer 6.1.0

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