I recently update some Citrix servers at a customer site with SP1 for Windows 2008 R2 and ran into some problems which I blogged about earlier but I forgot one of the problems I ran into untill this morging when I saw a tweet from CitrixReadiness with the CTX129241 article about the CtxAltStr Filter Driver:
Archive for July 18, 2011
Recently I did an installation of the Citrix Web Interface 5.4 and noticed a delay on displaying the first page after restarting the server, this problem happened also when I restarted the IIS Service. I found CTX117273:
One of our customers noticed that the balloon that pops up when a password is about to expire isn’t displayed properly while using RES Workspace Manager. I send them an old powershell script that checks Active Directory and sends an email when the password expire date is within 14 days.
In this blogpost I will gather some tips and tricks on creating images in Citrix PVS and/or MCS but they will be applicable on VMware View implementations to because most of them are OS related. The first couple of tips I got from this document which is written for View but like I already said you can use this for XenDesktop.
Windows OS Optimizations
• Install Windows Patches, then turn OFF Automatic Update
• Disable Serial and Parallel ports in Device Manager (if they exist)
• Set Screensaver to “None” or “Blank”
• Disable System Sounds (Set Sound scheme to “None”)
• (Windows 7) Uninstall Tablet PC Component
• Disable Windows Error Reporting
• Remove unnecessary boot applications (Quicktime, Real, Adobe Acrobat Updater, etc.
• Remove unneeded Windows components (Outlook Express,Messenger, Games, etc.)
• Disable unnecessary services
Wireless Zero Configuration Security Center Help and support Telephony Shell hardware detection Indexing Service SSDP Discovery Service Task scheduler Machine Debug Manager Remote Registry Themes Network Location Awareness
On of my customers wanted to hide the application tab from their Web Interface 5.4 configuration. I found the CTX122133 article which describes how to hide a specific application or application folder:
I’m building a demo site with Xendesktop 5 on Hyper-V (including MCS and no PVS, because it’s just a demo). While the installation went without real problems the configuration had some minor issues. I used the CTX127578 article as a reference.