Archive for August 29, 2011

Citrix: Typo in the Citrix XenApp 6.5 installation

This post has no valuable technical information but it was worth mentioning ;-). I had some spare time this evening so I thought I would update our demo environment with a Citrix XenApp 6 server. While installing the following screen passed by which contains an obvious typo:


Curious to see if Citrix will fix this in a next release.

Citrix: XenDesktop and vSphere Reference Architecture

Citrix releaed a new whitepaper yesterday containing the XenDesktop and vSphere Reference Architecture Overview, you can find the article here


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Citrix: XenApp 6 vs 6.5 comparison (movie included)

Today we tested the difference between XenApp 6 and XenApp 6.5, these installations are out of the box (same hardware as they are virtuals). See the difference between these two desktops, the XenApp 6.5 install beats the XenApp 6 install without problems. Seems the +150 additional HDX improvements that are made pay off.

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RES Automation Manager: Add fonts on Windows Server 2008 R2

Today while working on an unattended installation for a Citrix XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2 installation the customer asked me to add some fonts to the default installation. After some searching I found a VBS script that could do this, I had to change the script a bit because it gave some errors:

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Citrix: Storage Best Practices and Planning Guide

Today Citrix published CTX130632 containing XenDesktop Planning Guide – Storage Best Practices. This document describes a list of best practices, recommendations and performance related tips that cover the most critical areas of storage integration with Citrix XenDesktop. This Best Practices will be added to the XenDesktop Design Handbook that can be found here.

RES Automation Manager: Time sync issues

One of my customers had some time sync issues, we’ve build a new domain based on Windows 2008 R2 and all the DC’s in the new domain where configured with the core switch(es) as NTP server and the time on these switches where right. So we went on searching and apparently somebody turned on the following feature:

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