Pre-launch apps and Citrix Web Interface PNAgent-site Since XenApp 6.5 we often use a cool feature called pre-launch apps. Pre-launch apps are configured in Citrix AppCenter and start automatically in the moment a user authenticated with Citrix Receiver Enterprise against...
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Microsoft has launched a new type of event called TechDay Online . It is targeted at customers with technical expertise. The first incarnation focuses on deploying Windows 7. In today’s world, talk about virtualization and centralization is hot. Both have...
I was recently supporting a customer who had a migration project planned. The customers were using Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 x86 and the task was to replace this with XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2...
In my article about WebInterface user roaming , I have described how to leverage this new feature to route users to specific farms depending on department, location or progress of migrating to a new farm. Now, I'd like to offer...
In the course of the last six months, I have published nine articles about performance monitoring , why it is a crucial task and how the different subsystems of the operating system. To wrap up this series, this article offers...
When I attended BriForum 2007 in Amsterdam, Juliano Maldaner (XenApp product architect) presented features in future versions of XenApp. He also talked about a very impressive change how XenApp handles policies : the plan was to integrate them into Microsoft...
After several articles in this series have covered Windows server in general, I'd like to return to the topic of Windows-based terminal servers. But instead of talking about the concepts, the theory and technology of performance monitoring, this article compares...
Do you host your Web Interface on one or more XenApp servers? Then I recommend you heed this article before changing your setup. You may well loose your XML service when migrating the Web Interface to another server. And loosing...
In the first article of this series, I provided a short overview why performance monitoring is important, what subsystems are to be monitored and named some tools focussed on monitoring terminal servers. Having been concerned with the performance analysis of...
After having published the customize health check in XenApp Health Monitoring and Recovery (HMR) . In this article I will cover health checks that to not apply to a single server but assure the operation of the farm as a...
In my experience, terminal servers are not properly monitored resulting in administrators not knowing how a farm performs – neither concerning the peak performance nor the trend of the handled load. This leads to an inaccurate and often inadequate sizing...
We all know that it is trendy to use a profile solution to rid Windows of some Remote Desktop Services ), this introduces the limitation that all users logging on to a server receive the same profile path – most...