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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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 is it best practice to use something like 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 ( 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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On  a netscaler 16500 - suppose I want to traffic to to redirect to But the same mechanism would deliver to redirect to What would I need to cofigure? thank you
we are having issue with 1 user's outlook signature

we are having citrix desktop where user can log in any desptop available in office and will carry his own profile.
we have signature files stored on network drive -appdata-roaming-microsoft -signatures

which is streamed from their C drive, for some reason under c drive - Hkey_current _user- software-Microsoft-windows-explorer-shell folders- on all other uers
desktop it is pointing to the file server.\\network server name\
but under the affected user name c drive - Hkey_current _user- software-Microsoft-windows-explorer-shell folders- appdata is pointing -c\users\users name\appdata\roaming

so whenever users logs off from desktop , his signature goesaway and has to manually create his signature.

anything i can correct in registry or environment variables on the affected users' C drive.
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?
1.      Citrix Environment: XenApp 6.5
2.      Windows Server Version: 2008 R2
3.      User Profiles: UPM
Environment: XenApp 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 standard SP1.
Problem statement: User sessions are not getting logged off completely from 2 servers once user logoff from his application after implementing Citrix UPM
Event log: 1530, source: ms win user profile service
When the user hits the same server we are getting  remote desktop service is currently busy
Troubleshooting performed:  tried to log off the user from the app center console
Change in behaviour of remote desktop login (RDP) with Google Chrome.
In the last couple of weeks my remote login from home computer to work has changed with Google Chrome browser (but not Firefox or Microsoft Edge).
The new behaviour is:  instead of opening a separate RDP application it opens a remote session in a Chrome browser window itself   .
This is annoying as multiple steps are then needed to get the browser to show the remote desktop in full screen mode.
I'm running Win 10 Pro 64 bit and Google Chrome Version  68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I have included images of the RDP session starting and logging in. Previously with Google Chrome (and still with Firefox and Microsoft Edge) a separate RDP task icon appears on the task bar with full-screen capability.
I am unable to connect to a remote site using Citrix Receiver software through our SonicWALL NSA 2600 firewall.
This is the case on several machines behind out firewall, when I test on a computer outside of out firewall the Citrix Receiver works OK.

The remote site is a vendor's site that we have no control over and they require that we use Citrix Receiver in order o connect to their web-server, the connection will not establish though and just gets stuck "negotiating" the connect. Or the reciever disappears and a black window appears instead of the remote machine.
Hi ,

I have an Citrix server that causes authentication Failures on Domain Controllers. when I look at the logs on DC, I am seeing over 100) attemps from the Citrix Server. There is an User local admin account on The citrix server , say User1.

According to the log on the DC, this citrix server has been trying to use User1 accoint as domain account to authenticate to DC.

I am not much familiar Citrix, can anyone tell me where you would be looking to solve this.

Apparently ,some progrma on citrix server is trying to use local admin credential as domain credential to authenticate to DC

Thanks in advcance

Hello all,

I am attempting to fix a Xenapp Licensing issue on Citrix test servers before the rollout is complete, and I am having a couple issues that I am currently struggling with.
There are 2 IPs for the test environment, which I will henceforth refer to as 192 and 193.
My first issue is this:
I have successfully changed the domain on 192, however when I attempted to change the domain on 193, I encountered the problem referenced in the first photo.

My second issue is the Xenapp Licensing. I have attached a photo of the error code which happens on 193, and am currently going in circles trying to find my way around it.
Any and all help would be appreciated, and I will attempt to answer any further questions as promptly as possible.
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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.
In our environment the DNS IP Address has been changed. For Citrix Target Devices we have created BDM ISO (Local ISO) with new DNS IP address but still few target devices does not take the new IP , we have to manually enter the DNS settings.

Working and non working target devices are in same OU, same Subnet.

Target Device OS : 2008 R2

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 ?
Xenapp 6.5  
It has been a couple of years and we have updated our windows schema since then.  BUT now
when I now try to go into the provisioning server and add a new target device it adds it but when I power it on it does not join the farm or have the cache-write drive.
anybody have any suggestion on how to get a new device added?
Hello.  We've been trying to publish a restricted either Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer window via Citrix XenApp 6.5 via Script, Content, or via options in the Published App parameters.  The XenApp systems are sitting on Windows 2008 R2.  This is a single domain.

We with to just have it go to a single URL but not allow the user to jump out to other potentially mapped drives, local drives, etc.   So we want users to be able to get to \\servername\fileshare.  They can get there, the issue is locking down their session.  If they select Computer or anything else, they can get to other mapped or local drives.

I've tried Kiosk mode, but it won't pull up the URL.  Every attempt even jumping through Internet Explorer will execute and open a Windows Explorer window to display the directory and therefore, the user is then able to access more than just this one share.

Any Suggestions are welcome.  Considering a User Based GPO, but not sure if there is a better, more simplified way to make this do what we wish.

Thanks in advanced.
The version of Citrix does not support this type of encryption
Can we check by whom and how the below changes happened on Winword.exe properties, we were getting authentication problem while opening Word file on citrix server. After below issue got resolved but need the root cause

•      browsed the Location D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16
•      Clicked on properties of Winword.exe
•      Clicked on "compatibility" tab
•      Under the settings,  unchecked the box "Run this program as an Administrator
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winword.exe orphan process run in task manager we not able to kill, only way to resolve reset the server. Please help to determine the root cause

“ Access denied” while opening WinWord files. Tried to kill Winword.exe process but again access denied error. Tried to kill user but is not populating in task manager, also not able to kill user session at Citrix end, process WINWORD.EXE is locked with user account. Same process run normal for other users. It's only a dummy process.
I am having and issue with Citrix Receiver on one of the system I manage. I get the error message "This version of Citrix Receiver does not support the selected encryption. Please contact your administrator."  I found several topics suggesting corrupted registry entries and to use the clean-up utility.  I have done all that. I finally resorted to re-imaging the system and starting from scratch. This worked for about and hour until the user restarted the machine.  I have several other systems with the exact same setup that don't have this issue.  Where is this coming from? Has anyone resolved this issue?
Citrix XenDesktop 7.15 PowerShell Script Required for VDA agent uninstall and new VDA agent install.
i.e XenDesktop 7.15 VDA Agent Uninstall and  Install 7.15 CU2 VDA Agent.
citrix receiver could not log you onto the store
I have a powershell script that we are using to launch a short cut in our Citrix environment, the powershell runs on login to the device so that the user doesn't have to manually launch the application.

When the application exits, we need to run a separate application that does some other business related clean-up.

Currently we are using these two commands in our powershell script:
Invoke-Item -Path "$pathtoshortcut\citrix1.lnk"
Invoke-Item -Path "$pathtoshortcut\citrix2.lnk"

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Using the above code the first citrix link executes followed immediately by the second and what I need is for the powershell script to wait until the user exits the application and THEN launch the second.

I've tried to utilize start-process in this manner:
start-process "$pathtoshortcut\citrix1.lnk" -wait
start-process "$pathtoshortcut\citrix2.lnk"

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However, again everything launched immediately.

I've also tried
& "$pathtoshortcut\citrix1.lnk" | out-null    [i](This resulted in an error)[/i]
"$pathtoshortcut\citrix1.lnk" | out-null    [i](Nothing launched here)[/i]

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What setting is required to use double monitors in Citrix full desktop environment. If user wants to use laptop and extended monitor by connecting from external or home ?

Environment: Windows 2016 Server
Xenapp - 7.15 ltsr







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.