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 7.6 Slow Logon Performance – Hotfix ICATS760WX64009

On a XenApp 7.6 shared Server OS desktop, there is considerable lag when users are logging in.  During logon, sessions seem to hang for a good number of seconds on a black screen prior to being given access to the desktop. A simple way of improving slow logon performance on XenApp 7.6 shared desktop is … Continue reading XenApp 7.6 Slow Logon Performance – Hotfix ICATS760WX64009

Verify Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Created Exception Policy is Applied to Client

Consider the following scenario: You recently deployed a couple of Citrix XenApp servers. You created a new group in SEP 12.1.5 manager and modified an exception policy to exclude individual files, extensions and processes from being harassed by SEP 12.1.5. Then, you created an unmanaged client install package using that new group so that the … Continue reading Verify Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Created Exception Policy is Applied to Client

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