Backup up XenDesktop7 1

What should you be looking to backup when looking to protect your XenDesktop environment. At a minimum, backup the following XenDesktop7 components so that it is possible to recover from a complete failure of your environment. Naturally since you will be reliant on your XenDesktop environment, that you will have built, your environment to be ...

Some interesting Citrix related Posts

Here are some interesting posts I have found looking around Citrix, the first one is: Citrix XenDesktop delivered from 4650 miles away using NVIDIA vGPU from Oslo, Norway to Florida, US – via a hotel wifi……, in a rather amazing demo Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Alexander Ervik Johnsen, of www.ervik.as, demos a VDI deliverd by XenDesktop ...

Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility

I was having trouble installing the updated version of receiver onto my PC, complaining about a previous version that I had already uninstalled, this is where the handy Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility comes into play. You can download it from Citrix Support and you can use it when: Receiver or Online Plug-in is installed but the old ...

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 ...

Unable to browse server with IP Address

Just had this very annoying issue with a customer still running Windows 2003, they had changed the default gateway on a server, and then they could browse to a share using the IP Address, no problem with the server name. Naturally the application that needed to access the share needed it to be an IP ...