Recommended Citrix and Microsoft Hotfixes for XenApp 6

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Keeping up to date on all Recommend Citrix and Microsoft Hotfixes for XenApp 6 can be a time consuming job. A perfect way to get notified is to add CTX129229 to Google Alerts.

We’ve just released a complete Downloadable ZIP file with all the current recommended Citrix and Microsoft hotfixes as well as an unattended installation script. If you get any WUSA errors in the Eventlog this just means that the Windows Update doesn’t apply or are already installed on your system.

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22 Responses to Recommended Citrix and Microsoft Hotfixes for XenApp 6

  1. Here’s a simplified version of the script that doesn’t require an update each time there’s a new hotfix – just drop the hotfix into the folder with the rest

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    @echo off
    set AppHotfixesPath=”%XA%\Applications\XA6_2008R2_ML\Hotfixes”

    for %%i in (%AppHotfixesPath%\*.msp) do start /wait msiexec.exe /update %%i /qn /norestart

    start /wait msiexec /i “ServerConfigurationInstall.msi” /qn /norestart
    start /wait msiexec /i “XenAppGpmx_x64.msi” /qn /norestart

    echo.
    echo Enable and Start Windows Update Service
    sc config wuauserv start= auto
    net start wuauserv

    for %%i in (%AppHotfixesPath%\*.msu) do start /wait wusa.exe %%i /quiet /norestart
    ———-

  2. A couple of Hotfixes included in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 already:

    Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    SP1 – KB979530 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979530
    SP1 – KB975777 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777
    SP1 – KB980663 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980663
    SP1 – KB2265716 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2265716
    SP1 – KB2383928 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2383928
    SP1 – KB983460 – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;983460
    SP1 – KB2388142 – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-US;2388142

    This Hotfixes not included Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    KB2465772 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465772
    KB917607 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607
    KB2444328 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2444328
    KB2551503 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2551503
    KB2578159 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2578159

  3. I like the approach to install each hotfix w/o a subsequent restart, it’s common practice, but do you know if hard facts exist about the suppression of required restarts? Is this really failsafe? Customers always ask this, and so far I haven’t found an official statement saying that it’s OK to install all hotfixes at one blow followed by a single restart.

    • Hi Frank,

      It’s bulletproof, people all over the world have been doing this for many years, even Microsoft does it with most packages via Windows Update. Just remember not telling support 🙂 It’s the same with custom MSI packages, if you tell support the won’t help you.

  4. Great script…..

    Was wondering , in what order does it install the Citrix Hotfixes ? Are you doing this in a specific order for any reason? or is it just in numerical order?

    Is this to be ran on a base XA6 install….

    Cheers,

    Andy

      • Hi Trond thanks for the reply….I have a query about citrix hotfixes but rather than post on this thread I will email you seperately about it…

        Great BLOG by the way ..

        LOVING your work 🙂 !!!

  5. I’m getting and error when I tried to run the batch file from a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server with XA6 base installed.

    ” is not recognized as an internal or external command

    Inside the quote is a special character that looks ‘a’ but with a tilda on it. I can’t copy nor paste to show you.

  6. I may be missing something here. I cant get this script to work at all. I have tried admin rights command line and still no go. Where should the script and files be placed to get this to start? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am doing MS updates manually and its taking forever!

  7. Hey,

    Thanks for this however I am looking for XA600R01W2K8R2X64005 which is superseded by HRP3. I do not want to install the entire Rollup pack just to get the error message language changed. By any chance, can I get this HF ? Thanks!

    I am trying to fix this –

    When attempting to launch an additional instance of a published desktop configured to be limited to a single instance per user, the following, incorrect error message appears:
    “Connection Error: The Citrix server has reached its concurrent application limit for this application. Please contact your system administrator.”
    After installing this fix, the following, correct message appears in such scenarios:
    “Connection Error: You already have an instance of this application open and are not allowed to run more than one instance. Please contact your system administrator.”
    [From XA600R01W2K8R2X64005][#LA0675]

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