Posts Tagged ‘Citrix’

Receiver 11.05 for Windows CE fixes disappearing smartcard in Citrix session (UZI pas)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 26th, 2012. Posted in XenApp (Presentation Server)

UZI pas

Last year I wrote an article about a smartcard (UZI pas) that couldn’t be used from a Windows CE 6 thin client in a Citrix XenApp environment. The problem seemed to be solved with a private client and installing Hotfix Rollup Pack 6 on the server.

Months later, when the customer started testing again, we discovered a new issue: The smartcard reader device disappeared from the session!

It took 4 months and 5 Citrix support engineers (Ross, Shane, Romulo, Brian and finally Anthony) before we solved the issue with an updated Citrix Receiver for Windows CE 11.05 (I’ve provided the files below).

Set Citrix policies via PowerShell

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 13th, 2012. Posted in XenApp (Presentation Server), XenDesktop

Since Citrix XenApp 6.0 and XenDesktop 5.0 policies are configurable via a new method. As a bonus Citrix made it possible to configure the policies via Group Policy Objects (GPO’s) in Active Directory.

This is especially useful if you want to set Citrix policies unattended, or automated. This way you can use it in a deployment or incorporate it in your own (provisioning) tool.

In this article I’ll explain how you can set Citrix XenApp 6.5 policies in a GPO via a PowerShell script from a remote machine. You can execute the commands from any domain joined machine, there’s no need to execute the script from a Citrix server or Active directory Domain Controller.

Event 5001, xennet6 after installing XenTools

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 17th, 2012. Posted in XenServer

After installing the XenTools (version 6.0.0.50762) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine, hosted on a Citrix XenServer 6.0 (build 50762p), the network connectivity degraded. Although I could connect to the machine via RDP the provisioning server was marked Down and XenDeskop services terminated unexpectedly.


As a workaround you can disable IPv6 on the network connections where you don’t use IPv6. After a reboot you can enable IPv6 again, the xennet6 error will remain but both PVS and XenDesktop worked fine.

If disabling IPv6 doesn’t work you can install XenTools 5.6 SP2, but I would try to keep it as a last resort. More information about the issue can be found on Citrix Forums.

Set DCOM remote access via PowerShell

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 9th, 2012. Posted in PowerShell

If you want to use the Delivery Services Console (the management console of Citrix XenApp 6.x) from a remote machine, you need to enable remote access in DCOM (as described in CTX131829).

You can automate this via PowerShell using the script found below.

Deploy Citrix Unattended: CloudGateway

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, CloudGateway (Web Interface)

Most Citrix products can be installed unattended using command-line switches. This way you can automate the deployment of the product and decreases the administrative tasks (and prevents human errors).

I’ve collected online resources per product group and wrote them down in this article. Is something missing or do you have an addition (maybe your own blog article)? Let me know and I’ll add it to this article.

 

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