Citrix CCA-V: Managing – Provisioning Services Notes 1

Citrix Studio does not include Provisioning Services management.  A separate Provisioning Services Console is used to for managing PVS. For an existing setup, in the Provisioning Services Console, a Farm will already exist and a Site exists within the Farm.  This is the location where all vDisks will be created.  For an existing setup, a … Continue reading Citrix CCA-V: Managing – Provisioning Services Notes 1

XenApp 7.6 All-In-One Printer and Scanner Support – Twain Redirection and Auto-Create Client Printers

Citrix has made some improvements when it comes to printing on XenApp 7.6.  Coming from a XenApp 5.0 farm where the print spooler had to be restarted at least once a day, I'm glad to report no current issues exist in our XenApp 7.6 site.  As noted in a previous post: XenApp 7.6 - ThinPrint … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 All-In-One Printer and Scanner Support – Twain Redirection and Auto-Create Client Printers

XenApp 7.6 – ThinPrint .Print Engine – Printer Issues – Windows can not connect to the printer 0x00000057

Printing has always brought some challenges to a virtual environment.  In my experience, printing issues have accounted for a substantial portion of the problems we have faced over the years with Citrix XenApp 5.0. A stable printing environment in XenApp 5.0 was achieved by implementing a third party printing solution, Cortado's ThinPrint .Print Engine 8.0.  … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 – ThinPrint .Print Engine – Printer Issues – Windows can not connect to the printer 0x00000057

XenApp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 3

This is a follow-up to the previous two posts for migrating to XenApp 7.6 from a XenApp 5.0 farm. https://maaadit.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/xenapp-5-0-to-xenapp-7-6-upgrade-migration-part-1/ https://maaadit.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/xenapp-5-0-to-xenapp-7-6-upgrade-migration-part-2/ Installation and configuration of a new XenApp 7.6 site can go smoothly if we prepare for it.  The following XenApp 7.6 free training courses and videos are a good place to start; for those … Continue reading XenApp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 3

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.5 Antivirus Exclusion – Windows Server 2012 R2 – Citrix XenApp 7.6

Antivirus exclusions are an important step in deploying server based technologies.  Organization's performance needs are just as critical as security.  Antivirus protection on physical XenApp servers hosting applications and shared desktops can be a challenge when the appropriate exclusions are not set up because performance and availability can suffer drastically.  Some of the issues that … Continue reading Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.5 Antivirus Exclusion – Windows Server 2012 R2 – Citrix XenApp 7.6

Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 2

This is a follow-up to Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 1. In the scenario explained in Part 1, we already have a functioning XenApp 5.0 Farm and are moving to XenApp 7.6.  The XenApp 5.0 Farm already has a License Server.  The old License Server in the Farm will not be … Continue reading Xenapp 5.0 to Xenapp 7.6 Upgrade / Migration Part 2

XenApp 7.6 Site/ Farm Planning

It is easier, in some ways, to implement Citrix XenApp 7.6 from scratch rather than perform an upgrade or migration.  Lab tests performed required the creation of a new Domain Controller, File Server and Print Server; our XenApp lab implementation also required a Delivery Controller, License Server, StoreFront and Virtual Delivery Agent.  The greater workload … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 Site/ Farm Planning