Citrix: Logon Optimization

Citrix released another good read on how the logon process and logon optimization in Citrix XenApp and/or XenDesktop works and how to optimize this:

How the Logon Process Works
In order to better understand where time can be shaved from the user logon, we will first review the logon process as shown below: Please note that this diagram focuses on internal users accessing either a XenApp or XenDesktop resource. Additional steps are required based on external access via Access Gateway.

logon optimization

After this the document gives an explanation of the most common causes of logon delays:

  • Logon & Authentication
  • Profile Access Issues
  • GPOs and Startup Procedures
  • Networking Issues
  • Hardware Overutilization
  • Application and Desktop Startup

And it ends with an example of how to monitor this process using Edgesight.

The PDF can be found here

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Kees Baggerman

Kees Baggerman is a Staff Solutions Architect for End User Computing at Nutanix. Kees has driven numerous Microsoft and Citrix, and RES infrastructures functional/technical designs, migrations, implementations engagements over the years.

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