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Basic Citrix questions

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Hey,

I am a Citrix newbie, and I hope someone can help me on a few basic questions:
Is it a problem, that a Citrix Server stays in Install Mode - when put back in production?
What's happening when putting a Server in Install Mode - what's the purpose of TsAllUsr.dat?

Have a nice day.

Thanks in advance.

/Jesper
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Yes, keeping a server in install mode could cause issues.  When in INstall mode, the server is monitoring changes made to the registry.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186515

The TsAllUsr.Dat controls the All User profile (profile directory structure).
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Thanks for your quick reply - it is very helpful.

I'm still a little confused regarding the TsAllUsr.dat:
Is its purpose to record/log the changes to the all Users hive of the registry, and write these changes to the registry, when the Server is put back into Execute Mode?

/Jesper
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If the TsAllUsr.dat file exists after a program was installed, then something went wrong.  The file should not exist.  I have personally never seen it.

Is there a reason you are worried or concerned about this file?
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Yes, I've seen some posts about the existence of a TsAllUsr.dat in a Users profile can potentially corrupt the profile.

The problem is that I'm seing some weird problems with some users TsProfiles - and I discovered, that they all have the TsAllUsr.dat in their profile!!

The reason why they got it, is that all our Citrix Server are operating in Install Mode(they all got TsAllUsr.dat in their Default User hive).

Is there a problem in running Change User /execute in the System account context, so I can get rid of the TsAllUsr.dat on the Servers, and get them in Execute Mode?

Thanks again!

/Jesper
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Did you read the Microsoft article I posted earlier?

Do Not Run Terminal Server in Installation Mode
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186515

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