Server 2008 R2 SP1 and XenApp 6 Updates

August 17, 2011


Ever have that problem with a brand new XenApp 6 server running on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 where not even Notepad will launch? Well, the secret is to get the right Microsoft patches and Citrix hotfixes installed, which when complete will enable applications to run again. Ran into this several times and with […]

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Speeding Up Web Interface

August 16, 2011

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I was working at a customer site where we had a brand new Web Interface server built on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7, but still had horrible response times. Before I implemented these changes my Web Interface site was taking 20-30 seconds to load and 30-60 seconds to enumerate applications on an unloaded server. After […]

Parsing IOSTAT with Powershell

February 28, 2011

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I have had a couple people remark to me that it is somewhat difficult to use iostat on XenServer to gather storage performance metrics because the output format is not easily parsed. Today’s blog is about how to collect and import storage performance values from XenServer using the iostat command and a PowerShell script I wrote to make this […]

A Study on XenApp IOPS

February 10, 2011


Let me first apologize for my delay in getting this out. I have been extremely busy with my current project, however, I think you will be pleased with what I have researched for today’s blog. I had the opportunity to collect a considerable amount of production data at a customer site over the past two months. I […]

Restricting Application Access by XenApp Services Site

January 18, 2011

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Have you ever needed to restrict what applications a user can access via their iPad? What if you want to allow a user to access one set of applications but filter the application set by devices, such as when a user is connecting via an iPad or mobile device? One method is to setup a […]

Installing AppSense on a Provisioned XenApp Server

January 11, 2011


I ran into an interesting situation with AppSense on a XenApp vDisk with one of my clients. We finally figured out a solution that I thought would be useful to share. The client is currently using Provisioning Services (PVS) to deploy all the XenApp servers in the farm and had purchased the AppSense Management Suite. […]

Provisioning Services: Rolling Upgrade from 5.1 SP2 to 5.6 SP1

January 3, 2011

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Well, it has been some time since I have posted a blog. A lot has been going on, but I thought this might be helpful for the community. I recently was meeting with a client that mentioned they did not want to use Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) to deploy their XenApp servers because they were […]