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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.4.1000.16 (CU1)

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version is 4.4.1000.16 (CU1) You will find ADMX/ADML files in the installation folder (C:Program Files (x86)CitrixICA ClientConfiguration) or here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Download installation file : https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html Changes is this version and documentation: http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/receiver/windows/4-4.html

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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.2.0.10

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version reported is 4.2.0.10 Download installation file : http://www.citrix.com/go/receiver.html Changes is this version: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138197 And finally documentation: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-42/receiver-windows-42-wrapper.html

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Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.1.200

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version reported is 4.1.200.13 Download installation file : https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-41.html Changes is this version: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX138197 And finally documentation: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-40/receiver-windows-40-wrapper.html This update includes all updates from 4.1 Cumulative Update 1: (4.1.100) http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2014/09/citrix-receiver-for-windows-41.html

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Temporary license has expired

You might see this message when connecting to your published XenAPP desktop. The remote session was disconnected because there are no Terminal Server License Servers available to provide a license. In a production environment we will of cause have to take a closer look at the RDS License Server, but

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Link: XenApp 6.5 Optimization and Tuning

Here are some good links to take a closer look at when planning a XenApp infrastructure:   Optimization Guide for Windows Server 2008R2 with XenApp 6/6.5 http://blogs.citrix.com/2011/12/06/optimization-guide-for-windows-server-2008r2-with-xenapp-66-5-%E2%80%93-available-now/   Citrix Guidelines for Antivirus Software Configuration http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127030   XenDesktop and XenApp Best Practices http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132799   Citrix XenApp on VMware Best Practices Guide

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Access is denied

You might se the error Access is denied when some users start a published application or desktop from XenApp. This issue can be seen on users who are member of an extended number of groups, there is not a specific number because it depends on the current number of users

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Link: Recommended hotfixes for XenApp

I would like to recommend this link http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX129229 When building new XenApp 6.5 environments I always visit this page to see if the recommendations has changed since last time. The page not only recommend Citrix hotfixes but also Microsoft hotfixes related to XenApp or RDS.

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Remove Citrix Receiver system tray icon

  Citrix Receiver creates a system tray icon, you might not like that in some situations. To hide or remove the icon we can create a registry entry for every single user. HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareCitrixReceiverShowIcon (REG_DWORD) with the value 0. We can set this in a SCCM or MDT task sequence if

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Publish explorer.exe on XenApp 6.5

Sometimes I have to create a published application that just starts Windows explorer.exe. As explained here this does not work as expected: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128009 I have had no luck with Method 1 (ApplicationLaunchWaitTimeoutMS) even though the described hotfix should be part of rollup 1. But method 2 works for me (LogoffCheckerStartupDelayInSeconds):

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Change the text Your Windows desktops and apps

Previously I showed how to remove the text Your Windows desktops and apps on demand – from any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet from the Citrix web interface. What if we would like to change the text? Start by copying the file accessplatform_strings.properties from your web interface installation, my default

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CScript Error: Can't find script engine "VBScript"

I have in some situations seen a problem where I suddenly is unable to start a vbscript in an SCCM 2012 OSD task sequence with another account specified. When the situation occurs I can see this error in the smsts.log: CScript Error: Can’t find script engine “VBScript” for script The

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Pin to Taskbar script

This is a short vbscript to pin programs to the taskbar. The script can for example be used in a login script. Set objShell = CreateObject(“Shell.Application”) Set oShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) Set ofso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)   strFile = “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12OUTLOOK.EXE” PinToTaskBar   strFile = “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12WINWORD.EXE” PinToTaskBar

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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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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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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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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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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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Users able to eject NIC on RDS and XenApp servers

When building virtual XenApp og RDS servers it might not me a good thing that users are able to eject the network card . One way to disable this is to change the configuration of the virtual machine. Go to the Options tab, select General and then click on Configuration

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Citrix pass-through and NTLM

When using Citrix pass-through on the web interface with Kerberos authentication, everything seems to work very well at first. But then you might discover that some of your applications running on the XenApp server depend on NTLM for authentication. This is where the fun part starts, how do you disable

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Windows Installer coordinator hangs

You might experience this when you install MSI packages on your RDS/Terminal and XenApp servers. The installation will hang and display the message: Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use I have seen this with the following software packages: Google Chrome (Enterprise) IBM i Access One

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