Lars Lohmann

XenApp 6.5 black screen

On XenApp 6.5 you might see a long delay when reconnecting to a published desktop, and the desktop was locked when disconnected. The user will during the delay just see a black screen: In the event log on the XenApp server you will see an event ID 1009 from the

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System Center Updates Publisher 2011 database

  When using SCUP 2011 it creates a local database in your user profile. You can verify this by selecting options: And then Advanced as you can se under database file it is placed in the user profile path. It is possible to move the database and share it with

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Hide VMware tools tray icon

In some situations I want to hide the tray icon from VMware Tools.   The way I use to remove / hide the icon is to set the registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREVMware, Inc.VMware ToolsShowTray and set this to 0 (REG_DWORD). You can set this in a SCCM/MDT task sequence by using

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Citrix FTA, URL VDA redirector

You might see this message when users are opening internet Explorer on your XenApp servers. A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer. One way around this message is to create this registry settings for every user. Settings as a reg file: Windows Registry Editor

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Windows can display enhanced device icons ….

Yet another popup we might want to hide In Devices and Printers you can see the information Windows can display enhanced device icons and information from the internet. in order to remove / disable this information we can use a Group policy Computer Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – System

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Do you want AutoComplete to remember web form entries

  My customers do not always like so many user pop-up messages. One is for example the pop-up in Internet Explorer : Do you want AutoComplete to remember web form entries. The way I use to disable/hide this message is to set the registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerIntelliFormsAskUser and set this

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Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons prompt

You might see this prompt in Internet Explorer 9. Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons. If you don’t want your users to see this question, one way to remove it is to create a Group Policy (GPO). This is one setting that can be controlled in both the Computer and

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Identify if SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1 has been installed

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU1, you will be able to identify the update in many different ways. First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.7804.1202 The console reported version 5.0.7804.1000 before updating. The Console update is

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Enter your work email or server address prompt

After installing Citrix Receiver you might see this popup Add Account and the question Enter your work email or server address. What if you don’t need your users to answer this question. While this article show a lot of ways to skip this http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX135438, none of them is exactly what

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Set up Internet Explorer 9 Pop-up

The first time you start internet Explorer 9 for a new user you will se this popup. The user has the choice to select between Use recommended security and compatibility settings or Don’t use recommended settings. It might be a god idea to skip this popup for all users. On

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Shortcuts based on group membership

The goal in this case is to create shortcuts on the start menu or desktop, for users who is member of a Active Directory group. If the user later is removed from the group the shortcut must also be removed. This can be achieved in many ways but one way

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ADMX files for Windows 7

Here are some ADMX/ADML files you might be missing in your PolicyDefinitions folder on Windows 7, but need them for your Central Group Policy Store. Search.admx Windows search feature must be installed after installation search.admx and adml will be available in the policyDefinitions folder. ShapeCollector.admx Tablet PC Components feature must

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AppLocker policy is not working

One reason that could explain why an AppLocker policy is not applying could be that the Application Identity service is not running on your Windows Client. In order to force the service to start you can add it to your policy. Change the startup option of the service: Change the

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Remove text Your Windows desktops and apps on demand

In some situations you might want to remove the text Your Windows desktops and apps on demand – from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet shown on the Web Interface. Start a Command Prompt as administrator. Create a copy of the existing file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Then edit the file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Find

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Error creating site

This error sometimes show up when I am trying to create a new Citrix Web Interface site. An error occurred while configuring the ICA File Signing Service: Unable to add user IIS ApppoolCitrixWebInterface5.4.2AppPool to group CitrixICAFileSigningServiceUsers If I try to create the site again it always work, so an easy

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Remove Citrix and HDX logo from footer on Web Interface

In some situations you might want to remove the Citrix and HDX logo in the footer of the Web Interface. Start a Command Prompt as administrator. Create a copy of the existing file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Then edit the file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Find the entry #footer img and insert the text Display: none; 

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Updates missing when schedule update of Windows 2012

When trying to schedule update of a Windows 2012 Server image in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 no updates are shown even though updates are available. Microsoft has released an update to fix this issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793237 After updating SCCM 2012 SP1 the updates are shown as expected, nice

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Remove Citrix XenApp Graphics from Web Interface

In some situations you might want to remove the Citrix XenApp graphics shown on the Web Interface. Start a command prompt as administrator. Create a copy of the existing file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Then edit the file c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixXenAppapp_dataincludefullStyle.inc Find the entry #horizonTop img {  and insert the text Display: none;  as shown

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Skip You have been logged off on Web Interface

In some situations you would like not to see the message You have been logged off. Se you again soon. And instead of pressing the Return to Log On you would like to go directly the logon page after logoff. Start a Command Prompt as administrator. Copy the existing file

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Slow Citrix Web Interface

This is a typical problem with newly installed Citrix Web servers. You may see a very long response time for the users to get to the welcome screen. This is often when you have restarted IIS or the web site has not been used lately. To fix this start a

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ADMX files available

In this post I will list the ADMX/ADML files I am aware of. Some of them I have used in my daily work , there are properly many more so let me know if you know other ADMX files and I will update the list. Product Download Link/Information Link Office

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Encountered an error while parsing in GPMC

After updating the ADMX files in you central store, you might see this error in GPMC: Encountered an error while parsing. Expected one of the following possible element(s) This error is for example seen if you try to open the administrative template node from a Windows 2008 server but your

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Create a central Store for GPO administrative templates

Update 18-11-2015 Looks like the ADMX files for the 1511 update has almost the same problem as the last time: If you previously has copied ADMX files for Windows 8.1 you might see this error: Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.

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Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility.
Modern Workplace consultant and a Microsoft MVP in Windows and Devices for IT.

Infrastructure architect with focus on Modern Workplace and Microsoft 365 security.

Microsoft specialist with focus on Sentinel and security.

Passionate IT professional with 20+ experience in IT architecture, consulting, and design. 

Cloud & security specialist with focus on Microsoft backend products and cloud technologies.

Infrastructure architect with focus on design, implementation, migration and consolidation.

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