High availability is always a hot topic at the customer but one thing is often forgotten. Disaster Recovery.
Recently I had a disaster recovery test on a Xenapp 6.5 environment. Scenario, delete all components.
Before starting I had to make sure that the backup was completed successfully. After deleting all components, VM’s, Databases etc… I started the restore. First I started to restore the Operating Systems then I restored the database for XenApp 6 after that I started an unattended install of XenApp 6.5 DataCollector by Login Solution 4. After the installation of the DataCollector I did a check to see if the farmsettings, farmpolicies and all other settings are restored again. Continue Reading
Amsterdam, March 29, 2012 – Login Consultants today announced the new Client Side Performance Testing module for Login VSI, the industry standard benchmarking tool for SBC and VDI environments. This new module allows performance testers to objectively measure and analyze the performance of remoting protocols such as VMware PCoIP, Citrix ICA/HDX, Microsoft RDP, Quest EOP and others. Continue Reading
At a customer I was busy checking the servers via the Citrix Management Console wich load evaluator was set. Because the environment contains a lot of servers it is a time consuming job. Therefor I created 2 small scripts.
The first script will do the following.
- Add citrix powershell Snapin
- Get a list of XenApp servers in the farm
- Check for each server wich load evaluator is assigned
- Write the result to a CSV fileThe second script will do the following.
This message is caused by the Citrix Receiver. The Receiver is trying map the local drives and is trying to access them.
In case of a writable profile this is not a big issue. If you choose to Permit all access the settings are saved in the registry thus in the profile. When working with mandatory profiles these setting will not be preserved. Also in a ThinClient environment this behavior is not wanted. Because this will generate some helpdesk calls. Continue Reading
This version of Citrix Receiver does not support selected encryption [Error 1046: The Virtual Driver is not loaded]
At a customer we are building an environment based on the following technologies.
- Windows 2008R2
- Citrix Xenapp 6.5
- RES WorkspaceManager 2011
- RES VDX (former workspace extender)
- Windows 2003 (Legacy Farm)
- XenApp 5.0 (Legacy Farm)
At the client side we use a HP thinclient with Windows 7 embedded with the Citrix receiver 3.0.
During the tests of the environment we experienced an error message. When starting a Citrix XenApp session with RES VDX enabled the following error might occur: “This Version of Citrix Receiver does not support the selected encryption. [Error 1046] The Virtual Driver is not loaded”. Continue Reading
Sometimes you have to help friends or family with there computer problems. Very often the problem is malware. Nowadays malware is a pain in the ass. It disables firewall, anti-virus, antispy- malware programs and sometimes it corrupts your TCP/IP stack. In my case the TCP/IP stack got corrupt and the DHCP Client services would not start. Continue Reading
Last time I blogged I was telling about the new release of Citrix XenClient. I told about the installation. I installed XenClient via CD-rom but what if you don’t a CD-rom player or even cd’s. Well my colleague Henk Hofs created a step by step guide for installing Citrix XenClient from USB. Great work Henk!!
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At this moment I am working on a project for a new workspace for medical personnel. The products we are using are Windows 2008 R2 with XenApp6 for the desktop, Windows 2003 with XenApp5 for legacy apps. The workspaces will be managed by RES WorkspaceManager.
After a basic install of Windows and XenApp we installed RES WorkspaceManager Agent. After this install the servers responded slowly. Explorer, control panel and all other windows explorer windows opened after about 15 seconds. For testing purpose we removed the RES Agent and immediately the problem was solved.
I decided to contact RES Support. They came with the following solution/KB article. Continue Reading
I am Niels Geursen and on this site I will be trying to blog about several IT related things. The primary blogs will be about Microsoft, Citrix and VMware and what there vision is on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastucture) and SBC (Server Based Computing).
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