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EXPERT INSIGHTS

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  • Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or fresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how these changes affect your user capacity and user experience. In this post, we will discuss how to record and display daily unique users and sessions accessing your Citrix environment. We will query the Citrix ...

  • Citrix Microapps service launched in 2019 and saw a realization of the value brought by the acquisition of Sapho in late 2018. Microapps help to reduce complexity involved with everyday processes in order to drive productivity gains. If you’re not familiar, it is well worth checking out the overview from Citrix. In this post, we will focus on one of the latest continuous innovations added from the Microapps team to the cloud service – the general availability of the Connector Appliance for connecting ...

  • Citrix ADC as RDS Gateway with RDS Broker You want to use Citrix ADC as RDS Gateway with an RDS Broker for your RDS Farm? In this article I will show you how to configure this. As a basis for this article you should read the following article if possible: https://www.mycugc.org/blogs/thomas-preischl1/2020/03/05/how-to-quickly-and-easily-provide-home-office-work In this article, you will learn how to set up the Citrix ADC for use as a proxy for Remote Desktop Services. This configuration ...

  • Be a Metrics Master: New Users

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    Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how these changes affect your user capacity and user experience. In this post, we'll discuss how to record and display new users connecting to your Citrix environment. Unlike the other articles in this series, ...

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    A few years ago, I was thinking about which path I should take in my IT career. My key competencies had been clear for some time. During and after my apprenticeship at my employer ANAXCO GmbH , I was on several instructor-led Citrix classroom courses. One of my main tasks in our company is the design and configuration of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Sites (formerly XenApp & XenDesktop farms) for the provisioning of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 / 2012 / 365. There is a reason our company's name ...

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    Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how these changes affect your user capacity and user experience. In this post, we'll discuss Application Launches ( specifically, hosted application usage ). Note: This post assumes you are running Citrix ...

  • A macro scale of organisations are now in a situation of enabling remote (flexible) working styles at pace with the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout Europe. As a Londoner, I have noticed a huge difference in the volume of people’s movement, starting last week Monday. Employees are shifting to a new workplace operating model at home and, are likely to be at home until the start of the Spring time frame (maybe longer–though I hope NOT). Even organisations who must abide by regulatory compliance frameworks ...

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    Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or fresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how these changes affect your user capacity and user experience. In this post, we'll discuss Logon Performance. Note: This post assumes you are running Citrix Director (pics are from ver 7.15 and have access ...

  • As a result of increasing projects, here is a small How To with the following points: SAML Authentication (Azure AD as IdP & Citrix Gateway as SP) Citrix Federated Authentication Service (FAS) Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor-Authentication with Conditional Access Requirements Fully working Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Environment (StoreFront & DDC Minimum Version 7.9) Citrix ADC with successful base configuration & activated Enterprise ...

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    Intro I have been working with Citrix environments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package for thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how these changes affect your user capacity and user experience. In this post, we'll discuss Concurrent Sessions. Note: This post assumes you are running Citrix Director (pics are from verSION 7.15 and have ...

  • Important Info: The scheduled update ( ADV190023 ), regarding LDAP Signing and Channel Binding for new and existing domain controllers, scheduled for March 10, 2020, has been postponed to the second half of calendar year 2020. The March 2020 update will only provide additional auditing capabilities to identify and configure LDAP systems before they become inaccessible with the later update. The later update results in no more connections to the domain controller, via unsigned / Clear Text ...

  • Everyone is currently talking about COVID-19. In view of the current rapid spread and the danger of infection, many companies are reacting. They want to protect their employees, customers and partners. The most obvious solution in this case is to provide employees with access to their workplace from home. But how is it possible to do this in a simple and fast way without a comprehensive project or a virtual desktop environment?  A simple and very effective way is to give users access via a Citrix ...

  • The Future of Work is Today NOT Tomorrow Part 3: Keeping Productive in a Modern World Hi folks, this is the third post in my blog series on “The Future of Work is Today NOT tomorrow.” My first two posts are available at The Future of Work is Today NOT Tomorrow Part 1  and  The Future of Work is Today NOT Tomorrow Part 2 . I spoke in my previous post about my new way of flexible working in 2019, which has two primary personas. The "creator" persona accounts for up to 12-17% of my workspace on ...

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    A short while back, in November, Citrix premiered the Network Location Service (NLS) for the Citrix Gateway Service (CGS) functionality of Citrix Cloud. Without the NLS, providing external connectivity via the Citrix Gateway Service is an all or nothing solution: We can either enable external connectivity for all users or not at all. And for this reason, the NLS feature for CGS offers a way to differentiate between internal and external users. This leads to the possibility to negate ...

  • NEW LTSR!!!!! Citrix gave customers a year-end present by releasing the newest Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) long term service release (LTSR). Enterprises have been clamoring for this update to get so many of the updated features that have been released in the current release line since 7.15. It’s been two and a half years and Citrix has released many solid feature updates. For a large enterprise, like where I work now, being on current release is not feasible; so, a new LTSR is a welcome ...

  • On December 18th, Citrix released the 1912 version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7. There is a new release every 3 months now, so why a blog post? Because, this version is “special” – It’s a LTSR. LTSR??? LTSR stands for Long-Term Service Release and each version tagged as such comes with 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. In addition, by electing to implement a LTSR version, customers receive fixes, known as Cumulative Updates. A Cumulative Update typically ...

  • SDX 15000 Bundle Upgrade Fail

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    Citrix ADC SDX 15000 Bundle Upgrade Fail Environment: Citrix ADC SDX 11.1 Build 61.112 (brand new appliance that came with 11.1 out of the box). Issue: After uploading Bundle 13.0 Build 36.27 to the SDX, I attempted to upgrade the SDX appliance. According to article https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-hardware-platforms/sdx/supported-versions.html you can go straight from 11.1 to 13.0. The upgrade passes the 'Upgrade initialization' phase and after a short period ...

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    This post is a collaborative recap by CTAs Preston Gallwas and Martin Therkelsen Citrix Converge wrapped up on October 3 rd , 2019 at the Citrix campus in Santa Clara, California. The event was a first of its kind and, as Citrix put it, is the first step in creating a community of developers that are engaged and prepared to take advantage of the platform that Citrix is developing for the MicroApps platform.   The event kicked off with breakfast and networking opportunities. The start ...

  • Citrix Workspace Service Setup

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    Citrix Workspace Service Setup As I am going through my first Citrix Cloud/Workspace/CVAD deployment, I thought I'd blog the process I go through to configure Workspace. This blog post will get updated as I go and discover more about Workspace.   After authenticating into your Citrix Cloud instance, browse to Workspace Configuration   Access Enable the Workspace URL and then click Edit . Choose a relevant name for your Workspace URL, once it has been Saved , it can take ...

  • Have PowerShell Keep Your Confidential Information…Confidential! As an IT professional, you have no doubt needed to run processes with elevated privileges. PowerShell makes it quite easy with the Get-Credential cmdlet: $creds = Get-Credential This pops up a window for you to securely enter your credentials: You can then use the credentials in cmdlets that support the -Credential parameter. So, if I wanted to connect to a DDC to get a list of all Citrix sessions, I might do something ...