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Quickly Updating Persistent MCS VDAs

I have to maintain the VDA software on roughly 100 persistent MCS desktops. Every time Citrix came out with a new version of Virtual Apps and Desktops (XenApp/XenDesktop), I would cringe at the thought of having to "touch" every one of them. It usually took me two or more weeks to get through...


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My First Time: Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS)

Introduction So today is my very first time: After years of MCS virginity, I decided it’s finally time to ditch the little farms and try out good ole’ Citrix Machine Creation Services. Over the last ten years, I almost exclusively installed small deployments. The bigger ones have about 150...


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Citrix Studio: Unable to Delete Hosting Resources: There is Currently an Active Background Action

Today in Citrix Studio, I discovered a dead Hosting connection that I had set up years ago for some MCS tests. When I tried to simply delete the connection, I received the following message: The error message leads to the following (helpful!) KB article: CTX138318 After following the...