Tag Archives: Citrix

NetScaler: Customize logon screen

When configuring the NetScaler for our customer they liked to have some modifications made to the logon screen: “Password 1” and “Password 2” need to be “Password” and “Token ID”. the Citrix Receiver Image needs to be replaced with their … Continue reading

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Reset Windows Rearm count

When working with Machine Creation Services we discovered that the Clients all have the same CMID. A different CMID is needed to activate using KMS services. We searched for a solution and everyone mentioned to rearm the machine, but then … Continue reading

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NetScaler: Using groups membership to Authenticate

When using the NetScaler Gateway 10.x and you need to allow remote users access based on their group membership, you can use the Active Directory groups. To configure this create an Active Directory group and set the following settings on the LDAP server within … Continue reading

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Install IIS certificate on Citrix Netscaler 10.1

In our test environment I recently used an existing SSL Wildcard certificate for making the Netscaler available external, to accomplish this I needed to export the certificate from a IIS server and import the certificate into the Netscaler. When using StoreFront 2.0 which … Continue reading

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Citrix Shadowing/Remote Assistance session display is garbled/skewed

When Shadowing a user with Citrix Shadowing (which uses Microsoft Remote Assistance) it’s possible the screen gets garbled/skewed. To solve this problem set the following settings in the Group Policy:

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Citrix Desktop Director 2.1

With XenDesktop 5.6 Citrix released Desktop Director 2.1, Desktop Director provides an overview of XenDesktop hosted desktops and XenApp  sessions. It enables support teams to perform basic maintenance tasks and to monitor and troubleshoot system issues. With Desktop Director you can view session … Continue reading

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XenDesktop Security permissions SQL server

 When you install XenDesktop and need to configure the Desktop Delivery Controller to create the Database then this might result in security errors. When the DDC needs to create the Database then set the security as shown below. First add the Desktop … Continue reading

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Using VMWare with XenDesktop

When you are using VMWare ESX as Hypervisor you need to configure some setting on the Desktop Delivery Controller and on the VCenter server before you can add the VMWare vCenter host to the XenDesktop environment. First you need to create … Continue reading

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XenDesktop: Database could not be contacted

After installing Hotfix Update 4 for XenDesktop 5.6 I noticed errors in my eventviewer that the connection to the database was lost. I discovered the errors because I couldn’t create Desktop Groups, I keep getting the error: “Database could not be contacted“.   … Continue reading

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XenServer 6.X random crashes

In a previous post I wrote that I had some XenServers which where randomly rebooting and I solved it by disabling the “Write-Cache Battery Override” but after two weeks the servers are again rebooting randomly. After contacting my support contact at … Continue reading

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