XenApp is Dead, Long Live XenApp

Well XenApp never really died it just got eaten up and integrated with XenDesktop, which with usual Citrix flair, meant they had played around with product names again, and confused the hell out of everyone. They did have a Xendesktop App version but that got dropped, so the usual conversation with customers went: “I want ...

Couple of handy Citrix Resources

A couple of nice resources have popped up from Citrix in the last couple of weeks these are: XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V Pilot Guide v1.0 This handy guide will provide you with  hands-on experience with the configuration and operation of XenDesktop 7.1 and all the related components. It is ideal for use as a way ...

Basic Citrix Printing Troubleshooting Tips 1

Troubleshooting Printing in Citrix can be a bit off a pain, but here are some tips taken from the Citrix Printing Tips by Marek Dresler from the Citrix Blogs.  It looks like Marek is going to keep a blog going of printing issues that he comes up against, so probably worth keeping an eye on if ...

XenDesktop 7: Creating Machine Catalog error: The Specified master VM snapshot could not be found

XenDesktop 7: Creating Machine Catalog error: The Specified master VM snapshot could not be found
I was getting the following error while trying to create a Machine Catalog in XenDesktop. This was in a test lab for a customer POC where disk space was tight, once I cleared out some space on the storage being used for the Xendesktop, we were using VMWare, the creation of the catalog went through ...

Forgotten Citrix Administration License Console Password

I had set up a test Citrix environment, and then when I needed to re-license it had forgotten the login details. The Default admin/admin didn’t work, but following the process below from Citrix Forums, helped. After just looking at the server.xml file, it jogged my memory and I got logged in. If that doesn’t work ...

Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x

Citrix have released an new version of the The Virtual Desktop Handbook which is an architect’s guide to desktop virtualization. It will provide you with the methodology, experience and best practices you need to successfully design your own desktop virtualization solution. You can have a look at it here: Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook 7.x What ...