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Bloomberg Anywhere on Citrix XenApp

Long time I didn’t tried to install a Bloomberg component on Citrix XenApp. I know there is not a lot of information and best practices about that on internet, I think it will be a useful blog for everyone looking for information about that. First things first, I wanted to automate the deployment on several...

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Citrix License Server 11.10 installation hang

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...

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XenDesktop 4 : The delivery controller cannot find any available virtual desktops Error 1301

In a new mission, I had to learn a new environment based on Citrix XenDesktop 4, Provisioning Services 5.6 and vmware vSphere 4.1. This week, I had a weird issue, I didn’t change anything, I just didn’t understood why suddenly VMs stopped to be available, in fact VMs were available but for some reason, it...

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Citrix – Project Alcatraz Technology Concept

Warning : For those who download Alcatraz before the 2nd of December 2010, please update it, same link. An issue around leaking desktop handles is affecting v0.9.0.31, when you update it you should have v0.9.0.32 Citrix announced the 29th of November 2010 a new project code name “Alcatraz“, part of the project “San Francisco” and...

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XenApp Power and Capacity Management with provisioned machines

Provisioning XenApp 6 Servers is very easy and make everything very simple but using third party Citrix products like EdgeSight or Power and Capacity Management can be tricky in order to make it work properly with provisioned services. The last issue I had was with Power and Capacity Management but before explaining everything, a quick...

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Remote Desktop published application – Double upper case issue

At one of my customer place, we need to publish mstsc.exe (RDP Client) through XenApp 4.5 on Windows 2008 x64. Users complained about a weird keyboard behaviour. While typing in their session, users stated using shift for the first letter, the second letter was upper case as well. I’va made a quick video to show...

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EventLog parser (WMI) and export to Excel vbscript

Today my need was very simple, I needed to build a script to collect logs in application event log on many XenApp servers. The goal with the following script it to use MFCom to get the target XenApp server list and export everything from the last 7 days and a specific keyword to an Excel...

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