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Domain Pass-Through to StoreFront from Client OS

Domain Pass-Through to StoreFront from Client OS

In blog post Citrix Receiver 4 with Domain Pass-Through I explained how to configure Citrix Receiver automatically inside a Hosted Desktop OS or Server OS with XenDesktop 7. That being the old style ICA in ICA. So what’s needed to configure this automatically on the clients end point device? That’s a question I’ve gotten a…

Long Live App-V 5 – Application Streaming is Dead

Long Live App-V 5 – Application Streaming is Dead

I’m just back from Citrix Synergy 2013 in LA Anaheim. It was awesome to connect with friends, customers and blog readers. There was a lot of exciting announcements, but in this blog post I will focus on XenDesktop 7 and the integration with App-V 5. During the keynote Citrix didn’t announce that its Application Streaming…Continue Reading

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

App-V 5 and Provisioning Services

In my last blog 7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 I talked about how important it is for you to start playing around with App-V 5. Since all Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop and RDS should be running App-V 5 with Shared Content Store it’s important to leverage Windows 2012 and SMB 3.0…Continue Reading

7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today

7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn App-V 5 Today

We’ve been doing server virtualization for years and hopefully most businesses run the majority of their servers on a hypervisor from Citrix, VMware or Microsoft by now. With the release of Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 the same is going to happen to the application space. I remember back in the days when VMware took off, those consultants…Continue Reading

Receiver asking for logon information after .msi install

Receiver asking for logon information after .msi install

Citrix Merchandising Server 2.0 (CMS) was released in the end of August and the most important feature is Anonymous Deliveries. Installing Citrix Receiver with a system token enables Receiver to fully configure plug-ins without users needing to authenticate with Merchandising Server. I have now tested this feature with SCCM and it works great, no more…

Save Time – Download prescripted Core Applications

Save Time – Download prescripted Core Applications

Ever time I need to set up a new Citrix environment I have a set of Core Applications and helper tools that I always install. These are MSI and EXE based applications leveraging the ScriptFrameWork. I have written numerous blog posts about how to install these different applications unattended. While working on my upcoming free…

Unattended : .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Redistributable

Unattended : .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Redistributable

I will in this blog show you how to install all the .NET Frameworks packages with one script and no need for Internet access later. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 also includes .NET 2.0 SP2 & .NET 3.0 SP2. This script only installs the English language pack. Download the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1…

Unattended : Citrix Health Monitoring & Recovery (HMR) Test Pack

Unattended : Citrix Health Monitoring & Recovery (HMR) Test Pack

The latest versions of XenApp also come with a Health Monitoring and Recovery (HMR) agent – Citrix recommends leveraging the default health check tests and the additional HMR tests that can be downloaded for free on Citrix‟s website here. The recommended settings is taken from a presentation held at Synergy 2009 by Citrix. After the…

Unattended : Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 – Font Packs

Unattended : Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 – Font Packs

Download the required Font Packs from Adobe. More info about the Adobe Reader 9.1 and the ScriptFrameWork here. Example script : [sourcecode language=”plain”] @echo off REM Install Adobe Reader 9 Font Packs – Extended Languages REM ScriptFrameWork by Joe Shonk – www.theshonkproject.com REM Customized by Trond Eirik Haavarstein – www.xenappblog.com pushd %~dp0 cd .. set…

Unattended : Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1

Unattended : Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1

Adobe recently released the Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1 which fixes critical vulnerability that would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Hopefully it also fixes the problems people are experiencing with Roaming of Application Data on Terminal Servers. I have not been able to…