Posts Tagged ‘XenApp’

Access Gateway 5.0 – a deeper look – Part 1

October 25, 2010 1 comment

In my post Access Gateway 5.0 on the way I gave you a quick overview of the new CAG 5.0. This new release will be available soon at the end of October.

So now is the time to look more closely… First here are the new features of Access Gateway 5.0:

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Install a customized Adobe Reader 9.4

October 13, 2010 2 comments

Here is a little “How To” about installing Adobe Reader 9.4 in a Terminal Server/Remote Desktop environment. You can also use this procedure to install the Reader on Desktops.

  1. Download and install the Adobe Customization Wizard 9 on your client or server
  2. Download Adobe Reader 9.4 in German or English
  3. Run the following command to extract the exe file: “AdbeRdr940_en_US.exe -nos_o”Reader9″ -nos_ne”, you find the files in the folder “Reader9”
  4. Start the Adobe Customization Wizard and open the file “AcroRead.msi” from the “Rader9” folder
  5. Now you can make your customizations, I prefer the following:
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Windows 2008 R2 RDS (XenApp 6) – restrict the user desktop

October 11, 2010 13 comments

I have done some XenApp 6 deployments the last weeks and often published the server desktop for the users. With Windows 2003 it was easy to hide the “All Users” components, so that users didn’t see the links on the desktop or the Administrative Tools folder in the start menu.

With Windows 2008 R2 it’s a bit different, the well known group policies don’t work for Windows 7 / 2008 (R2). By default users see the “Administrative Tools” folder in the start menu and the “Server manager” and “Powershell” links pinned on their taskbar.

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User Profile Manager 3.2 and Offline Plug-In 6.0.1

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Citrix released a new version of User Profile Manager, here you can read about the issues fixed in this release and here you can download UPM 3.2 after login to your mycitrix account.

If you plan to update you UPM from version 2.x to 3.x you can only do this with the new 3.2 release, read the corresponding upgrade FAQ.

There is also an update for the streaming client available, Offline Plug-In 6.0.1 fixed a lot of issues, Citrix recommends installing this update! This release has also full support for streaming Office 2010.

Useful BGInfo Background for XenApp

February 8, 2010 3 comments

During my last XenApp / PVS projects I decided to make a BGInfo wallpaper for the XenApp servers with some Citrix XenApp related information. You see the German version  here, I also have an English one 🙂


The Citrix / TS based information  include:

1. XenApp Version
2. XenApp Hotfixes
3. XenApp Farm name
4. XenApp XML Port
5. Citrix license server
6. MS TS license server
7. TS basic folder
8. User profile path
(Citrix User Profile  Manager)

You can download the files here.

Categories: Citrix, XenApp

Microsoft Load Simulation Tools

October 19, 2009 Leave a comment

MS just released a tool called "Remote Desktop Load Simulation Tools". It’s a tool for server capacity planning and performance/scalability analysis, similar to Citrix EdgeSight for Load Testing and VSI 2.0 from Login Consultants.

CitrixTools.NET published a new Web Interface "White Theme" for Web Interface 5.2

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment


Citrix Web Interface 5.2 is part of the new Feature  Release 2 for XenApp 5.0. On CitrixTool.NET you can download a new White Theme for WI 5.2.

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