Category Archives: Citrix

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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Change vDisk from MAK to KMS

When using MAK on a provisioned vDisk with multiple versions and you need to change the activation to KMS, it’s important to first create a Merge of the version to a now Base image. This has to be done because … Continue reading

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Shrink vDisk VHD file

When you created a dynamic vDisk with Citrix Provisioning you like this file to be as small as possible, but when you remove files from the vdisk the size doesn’t shrink. To Shrink the file please use the following steps. … Continue reading

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Product version Citrix XenApp 6.5 wrong

When you look in the management console to the hotfix details of all servers, you can notice that a server is displaying the wrong “product version” 6.5.6682, also the “hotfix count” is 0.   Install the following hotfix on the … Continue reading

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Install/Remove HP agents XenServer

Download de HP agent for Xenserver from the HP site: HP Agent Look at the revision section to see if you have the latest version. Go to the ILO site of the host which you would like to update/install, open … Continue reading

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Using Trend Micro OfficeScan with Citrix Provisioning Server

Installing a Antivirus solution on a Porvisioned disk can be a problem, not all the programs support this way of deployment and are working well. One of those is Trend Micro Officescan. I did a search and came accross a … Continue reading

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XenServer 6.0.2 keeps crashing

Last my XenServer where crashing randomly, we used Auto Support to look if something was wrong but nothing was showed. After some time looking at the difference between servers that where crashing and those that weren’t crashing I found that … Continue reading

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Citrix Auto Support

When working with Citrix products you want to be sure your configuration is correct, or want to troubleshoot why you have a problem. Citrix developed the Citrix Auto Support formerly known as Citrix Tools as a Services (TaaS). You can … Continue reading

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