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Citrix is the synonym for the virtualization and application infrastructure systems developed by the company of the same name. Main areas are application virtualization, Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), cloud-computing and networking. The two most well-known are Citrix XenApp or Citrix CloudPlatform.

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Hi all ,

i have one question regarding new deployment  ( main site and DR ) .

we are going to migrate exchange server single node 2007 to new exchange 2016 with high availability , also we are going to upgrade Active Directory from  2003 to 2016 same will make two server for high availability same will do for File server .

my scenario is : we are going to have two virtual exchange server each on separate physical hyper-v server open Main site  and  will also require to have a DR exchange server on citrix hypervisor . same will do for the active directory and file server .

my concern  , is there any compatibility issue or something need to consider between the replication between the Main site and DR site since the main site will have hyper-v and the DR site will have the citrix hypervisor  or the replication will happen on the application level i.e DAG will replicate the mailbox database and active directory the same .

appreciate your recommendation on such case .
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Hi, I am looking to configure MFA for a Citrix NetScaler using Symantec VIP. I was wondering does anyone know if Symantec VIP requires an on-prem server for authentication or does the NetScaler just access the Symantec VIP Cloud offering directly ?
Can we use existing Citrix XD enterprise licenses in Azure or it requires separate licensing?
What all minimum licenses are required for Citrix XAXD in Azure. (No Citrix Cloud) It's pure lift and shift model. i.e On-prem Citrix 7.15 VMs will move to Azure.
The customer is having XenDesktop enterprise licenses. Can we use in Azure deployment?
Citrix XA7.15 Session Sharing configuration has been completed as per below Citrix Blog and https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133982. But the expected result is not getting.
The user is able to login StoreFront URL through IE with SSO. After login to HSD, we should get "Citrix" Folder on StartMenu and Desktop. That shortcut folder is not visible.
i.e Citrix HSD/SBC SSO "Manage App Shortcut" GPO under Citrix Receiver --> SelfService--- is not applying on HSD.
If we are able to see the "Citrix" shortcut folder on Start menu and Desktop, we can launch the app and test the Session Sharing in 7.15,
Citrix XAXD 7.15 LTSR
Windows 2016 VDA
SSO GPOs configured
The workaround for XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x versions < 7.17
"Manage App Shortcut" GPO under Citrix Receiver --> SelfService--- is not applying on HSD.
AS per RSOP, it's applying, but not showing in HSD. i.e Folder is not creating.

Please suggest how to troubleshoot the issues.
Hello.  Trying to do some customization's to Citrix StoreFront 3.15.  I have found numerous articles that have helped, but getting stuck on the following two items.

#1 - Is there a way to move the Description next to the icon instead of below?  (I've attached a screen shot of what I see and would like to do)

#2 - Trying to set a footer on all pages as we front end Citrix Storefront with Netscaler (MPX9700) running version 11.  I have found an article to add the following in the custom\style.css, but doesn't seem to be working.  (Choosing black as our background screen is fairly light)

.customBottom {

The other part of this is the text in the custom\script.js.  

$('.customBottom').html("Copyright & Copy 1996-2018. All rights reserved.<br />Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Customer Service<br />");

Any direction is appreciated with the footer.  I am trying to put here on Storefont as I haven't had success using the instructions on displaying on the users login screen for Netscaler.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Hello guys, so for the past week I have been trying to find a way of creating a custom rule for load balancing on our test environment.

Currently, I have 3 VDA's configured with a Auto Scaling script - that will turn servers on and off depending on the combined Load Index,

but the problem I have run into is that sessions automatically get spread across all 3 VDA's which makes Auto Scaling impossible.

My question is, how can I basically turn Load Balancing off and make the delivery controller deliver sessions to one server at a time, and

then when that specific server gets to a configured Load Index threshold then it will deliver sessions to a different server. Is this possible?
Temp Profile issue: Citrix XenApp SBC (Server Based Computing i.e Windows 2016) and XenDesktop VDI (Windows 10) users are getting TEMP profiles.
Local Profile users are not getting this TEMP profiles.
Only roaming Users getting this TEMP profiles.
Troubleshoot Steps Followed: .bak files removed in "ProfileList" Registry folder.
Sysdm.cpl --> Advance Settings --> User Profiles --> removed all local profiles.
Used Delprof tools and PowerShell script to remove all .bak files and temp profiles.
But still, TEMP Profiles are creating to each Roaming Profile users.
Please suggest.
We are implementing citrix 7.17 on server 2012 R2 we have it built out and publishing applications and a desktop. When I try to run apps on the desktops I get a resolution error and the apps wont run. I went into studio-delivery groups-desktop then edit and there is no where to set a default resolution for the desktop (I also went into an app and I didn't see where to edit it there either). How can I change the default resolution for the desktop and app?

We have a Windows 2012 RDS environment which has user profile disks setup on a file server hidden share and roams user profile data in there - please see the attached.  

For some reason, when I login as a user who belongs to the user group which is supposed to have access in the collection session, I am not seeing the profile disk is being created in that hidden share being specified in that location.  Instead, the user profile is created in c:\users on the RDS host.  

The hidden share also shows other many profile disks are successfully created.  

Please advise where I should start troubleshoot.  

Is Nutanix very similar VMWare?  I am performing a network scan that works pretty well over AD credentials and if WMI is enabled.   The environment contains like 20 physical server, like 200 or 400 virtual servers, and all the local workstations authenticate to AD and Citrix environments load from there.  While the scan tool works with VWware and covers all physical, virtual servers, and workstations.  The scan tool does not cover Nutanix.  I am concerned with some fancy variables like Nuntanix that I never dealt with before and I will be unable to complete a successful scan.

How Nutanix Works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKdzcwMY950

I also watched the video on it and I'm like wow, pretty!   It's obvious pretty heavy nerdy enterprise stuff.  Are they just the hardware or is Nuntanix trying migrate organizations off of Hyper V and VWware?
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Hi all,

We have an issue with icon on the system tray. When opening a file explorer or something else, one of the icons below will not be showing correctly (see attachment).

Our configuration:
Windows Server 2016
Citrix XenApp 7.15 using Citrix Desktop functionality.

What could be the cause of this?

Hope someone can help.

Windows 10 with XenDesktop VDA (newest VDA 1808.2)
XenDesktop Delivery Controllers version 7.16

When I launch this virtual desktop from a Windows 10 client machine, then I can go to the toolbar at the top, then Devices -> Manage Devices, and in the device list (see attached screenshot) it shows my PNY USB stick and says 'Optimized'. I don't want this because I want the USB stick to appear as a regular removable drive within the virtual desktop. So I click the 'Switch to generic' button, and the USB drive changes from being a mapped drive to being removable drive inside the desktop, which is what I want.

My ADMX/ADML files are the most recent ones.

My question is, firstly, how do I force the 'generic' behaviour for all sessions, so that I don't need to do the above and click 'Switch to generic'?

Secondly, when I try the same thing on a Linux thin client device (HP ThinPro T5565) then I can't get it to switch to generic at all. The Citrix Receiver on this is a bit old (and no updates for it) so I don't have the attached screenshot in order to Switch to generic. Is there any other way I can set the HP device to treat USB redirection the same way - either by policy or by a setting on the device itself? The only settings on the HP that appear to be even remotely relevant are 'Enable Dynamic Drive Mapping' (on/off) and 'Enable Static Drive Mapping (Legacy)' (on/off). Setting either of those to 'on' shows the USB stick as a mapped resource, setting them to off doesn't …
I login to a Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Connection Broker, in Server Manager>Remote Desktop Services, I see my servers, Collections, and my sessions.  

However, when I login using another Domain Admin account, in Server Manager>Remote Desktop Services, I do not see the Collections and sessions.  In overview, it says 2 RDS servers are not in the server pool.  

Anyone know if this is a permission issue?

I have a published application, which can open several windows at once, but from XenApp, when I minimize one window to open another, the first one is lost and I have to do the process again to open it, what can I do?
In out environment we have an user trying to  login Citrix URl and getting error message as " Your logon has expired. Please logon to continue".
We have tried multiple steps below but could not find the solution, issue is i=only for single user.
-- User machine receiver has been reinstalled.
-- Tried login to different devices but same error.
-- Verified logs on Store front but could not find any
-- Removed the suspected AD group which user is part of .

Please suggest a solution for the issue.
Kindly suggest me any documents regarding OneDrive provisioning using Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop.
Citrix Receiver 4.1 working fine, but not 4.9 for PS 4.5 IE App (Dual hop) inside Citrix XAXD 7.15 Win7 (XA7.6 VDA) VDI
Citrix Environment: Citrix XD 7.15 LTSR CU1
Provisioning technology:  It is static VDI (Windows 7 using 7.6 LTSR VDA) assignment no PVS/MCS.
Profile type: Microsoft User experience virtualization (UEV)
Hypervisor: VMWARE ESXi 6.5
- are all users affected? Yes
--Problem Statement:
We have VDIs running with VDA 7.6 and Citrix receiver 4.9 cu2.
We have an IE based app which is published on presentation server 4.5 rollup 4, win 2003 R2 sp2 standard edition, web interface 4.5 and running on Citrix secure gateway. I know it is very old and unsupported but that is what we have got, unfortunately..
The user logs in to the VDI using a Citrix SF URL and from the VDI the user then clicks on the PS 4.5 published IE and goes to another Citrix secure gateway URL.
To launch the IE-based app. This is the legacy PS 4.5 farm.
When the user connects to this app user experience poor screen refresh rate and latency in the overall VDI session. If the user closes The IE app the VDI functions normally.
This issue started when we rolled out received 4.9 LTSR cu2 on to the VDIs. The IE-based app works perfectly fine on receiver 4.1. So we definitely know it is the compatibility issue between receiver 4.9 and presentation server/web interface 4.5.
We can’t roll back the receiver from 4.9 to 4.1, because we have to align with LTSR components in 7.15 LTSR environment.
I have a customer that is running a Citrix environment and O365 but they want to use the outlook search function to find emails. As I understand it is best practice in a Citrix environment to disable Windows Indexing otherwise it can will cause performance issues. Just wondering if anyone has a work around for using outlook search in a Citrix environment ?
I have a company that wants to create and a brand new Active directory domain with a Citrix environment  and use office 365 for email. If the office 365 email was @companyname.com is it best practice to use something like internal.companyname.com as the Active directory domain ?

They also mentioned that in the future they might want to bring in other companies into the environment under a different domain (companynameb.com) what is best practice regarding this design ? can you add a second tree and domain to an existing domain controller and I wonder how this would interact with office 365 and Citrix.

Just looking fo thoughts and guidance

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Hello All,

We are having a dot net based application (STATISTICA application-- quest vendor). Suddenly we are not able to launch the application and it asks us for credentials as shown below..Earlier it wont show that type of window.What may be cause for this issue? And please let us know how to resolve the issue.

We have two versions for this application (Desktop and citrix version) -- both are not accessible.Please help me to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
I came across the following article
We have a very large deployment of VDI VMware Horizon and we use AutoConnect Location-based Printing for VMware View.
We do use XenApp platinum and we are considering to consolidate with Citrix XenDesktop Platinum and consolidate replacing VMware Horizon.

The AutoConnect Location-based Printing for VMware View group policy setting is a name translation table. You use each row in the table to identify a specific printer and define a set of translation rules for that printer. The translation rules determine whether the printer is mapped to the VMware View desktop for a particular client.

When a user connects to a VMware View desktop, View Manager compares the client system to the translation rules associated with each printer in the table. If the client system meets all of the translation rules set for a printer, or if a printer has no associated translation rules, View Manager maps the printer to the VMware View desktop during the user’s session.

With XenDesktop is there a similar feature to accomplish the same or similar functionality?
Citrix 7.18 Xenapp on server 2016 start to open (from a Windows 10 desktop),  display "Connection established. Negotiating capabilities..." Either nothing happens, or after a minute or so, a gigantic black screen appears, but does not continue to the application. (Notepad). We have Xenapp 7.8 running on the same network/infrastructure on Server 2012, no issues. So far Citrix support has been of little help
We are experiencing issues in our citrix environment where users logs into a website and it randomly time out for inactivity. This had happened after only a couple of minutes to an hour even through there is constant mouse and keyboard use on the webpage. We have done some testing out of the citrix environment and seem to have no issues. Any ideas how to fix this issue?
Mapped drive fails to connect "user does not have permissions to folder" from the local PC. The user is setup like all the rest of the users in the global security group that has access. The user can access the location using our Citrix portal. None of the other users of the security group have this issue. I have disconnected and remapped the network drive with the same issue.

I am trying to turn off IE Enhanced security for non admin users via GPO for a Citrix server but i cant seem to get it to work, I have tried the follow registry settings and can see them getting applied via group policy but IE enhanced security is still enabled.

I have also turned it off manually through server manager but IE still stays it is turned on.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}\IsInstalled set to zero

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}\IsInstalled set to zero

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\IEHarden DWORD 0

A work around I thought of was to add sites to Trusted Sites, I have also tried this via group policy. I can see the GPO getting applied but the Trusted sites list in IE is blank.

Has anyone else had this issue ?






Citrix is the synonym for the virtualization and application infrastructure systems developed by the company of the same name. Main areas are application virtualization, Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), cloud-computing and networking. The two most well-known are Citrix XenApp or Citrix CloudPlatform.