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xenapp application activity logs

By default are there any activity logs on a xenapp server that would show for a specific day what applications a user accessed on that session? i.e. user Y logged in to xenapp server X, a daily report showing what they did, in terms of which apps they used? Can this be configured, is it configured by default?
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Are these audit events turned on by default though, i.e. where do you configure what to audit and what not to audit. I guess edgesite only reports on what audit logs are available?
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To configure edgesight, goto citrix site http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX111313 and download the document.
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Is edgesite a tool just for specific versions of citrix?
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If you have access to edgesite can you show a sample user activity report for a specific day so I can visualise what it can produce?
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yes once you configure edge sight will pull the session details automatically from xenapp servers. Only thing you need to install the agent in citrix servers.
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If you have access to edgesite can you show a sample user activity report for a specific day so I can visualise what it can produce?
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Sekar Chinnakannu

yes give me a min will share the screenshot.
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thanks!
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Cheers sekarc4u

So just to sweep up -

1) You have to configure what to record in terms of session info? I.e. the admin can audit as much or as little info as they like

2) Is edgesite a tool just for newer versions of citrix, or has it been around a long time, going back to older versions too?

3) Are there any performance issues in auditing all these events, i.e. if you have 400 users accessing 20 different xenapp servers, is the auditing of all their session acitivity going to cause any specific issues/performance issues?
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4) Does it go as far as "files accessed" during a session, i.e. user X logged into citrix, then pursued to open my computer, access this share, then access these .docx files on that share?
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5) if you havent got edgesite configured, is there anywhere else this type of information may be recorded?
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Sekar Chinnakannu

1) You have to configure what to record in terms of session info? I.e. the admin can audit as much or as little info as they like
By default all the session details you can track, yo ucan configure the alerts for the same.

2) Is edgesite a tool just for newer versions of citrix, or has it been around a long time, going back to older versions too?
In 4.5 version you cna install.

3) Are there any performance issues in auditing all these events, i.e. if you have 400 users accessing 20 different xenapp servers, is the auditing of all their session acitivity going to cause any specific issues/performance issues?
No performance issue in auditing the event as we have same type of environment.

4) Does it go as far as "files accessed" during a session, i.e. user X logged into citrix, then pursued to open my computer, access this share, then access these .docx files on that share?
Edgesight can monitor all the activity which is realted to citrix session\services.

for more info goto citrix site http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX111313 and download the document.
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thanks

5) if you havent got edgesite configured, is there anywhere else this type of information may be recorded?
Sekar Chinnakannu

I don't think so you can get session details without using edgesight.
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Ok no worries, Just as a novice new to citrix, what is the version history of xenapp, i.e. what were the versions before named as, and have their been new versions of xenapp?
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Thanks, do these have minimum requirements on supported OS they run on, i.e. was presentation server geared to win2k / 2003 server, whereas the latest xenapp only run on server 2008/11?
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Sekar Chinnakannu

Xenapp 6 & Xenapp 6.5 only run in windows 2008 R2 servers.