Citrix XenDesktop 7 – Installation 14 Comments

XenDesktop 7 is now available with different features and entitlements (link) and yes there is a lot to read on this webpage but most of everything is already known features. So I will just write now what I read between the line : No more Citrix Streaming Application (RIP) in favor of Microsoft APP-V XenServer is now version 6.2 and Open Source ! Seamless Local Apps is now official and build-in. PVS is version 7 now and MCS continue its evolution. (I'll come back later on a blog post about that) Edgesight is included in XenDesktop 7 (Another blog post subject) Storefront is now version 2 Receiver for Windows is v4 Windows 8 and Windows 2012 supported Many other changes I need to cover later on Several editions are available today : Now this is time to show you how the installation process, pretty straight forward as I already mention and this is for those who are curious about this new version and don't have tie to POC it or try it right away.   To download Citrix XenDesktop 7, this is the way -> [link] XenDesktop 7 Edocs : [link] XenDesktop 7 Admin Guide : [link] XenDesktop 7 Upgrade Guide : [link] XenDesktop 7 Install Guide : [link]

Citrix License Server 11.10 installation hang 7 Comments

I had to update a Windows 2003 - Citrix License Server at one customer place and I wasn't ready for that... For the first time of my Citrix life I had to troubleshoot an upgrade process.... I have try to uninstall / install, update nothing allowed me to complete the installation of the Citrix License Server 11.10 on a Windows 2003 server... The installation was just stuck and never ended the installation process. So I had to understand why this installation was stuck, in the event log I had this message : "A provider, Citrix_GTLicensingProv, has been registered in the WMI namespace, Root\CitrixLicensing, to use the LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it doe not correctly impersonate user requests." Weird message and I'm not sure it's related to the installation issue I have so I chose to use the good old msiexec command line to enable verbose logfile of the installation process : And surprisingly I got useful information ! The installer wasn't able to process the creation of a service (sc.exe command) and I found this Microsoft Security Bulletin : MS09-012 The I downloaded the KB956572 and installed it on the License Server. Then the installation went fine... I lost half of a day trying to understand what was wrong... Resources : MS09-012 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959454) Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB956572) Citrix License Server 11.10 download Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959454)