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Meltdown – Performance Impact Evaluation (Citrix XenApp 6.5)

Meltdown came out and it’s a vulnerability whose fix may have a performance impact.  Microsoft has stipulated that the impact will be more severe if you: a) Are an older OS b) Are using an older processor c) If your application utilizes lots of context switches Unfortunately, the environment we are operating hits all of […]

Citrix Storefront – Adventures in customization – Add a help button to your Storefront UI

This customization is pretty easy.  Add the following to your custom.js file: [crayon-5ab70f8a1b254466758507/] Replace “” with the URL you want your help screen to be.

Citrix Storefront – Adventures in customization – Default to “Store” view if you have no favourited app’s

We are in the process of migrating users from Web Interface to Storefront.  We have identified a potential issue; new users are directed to the “Favourites” view which doesn’t have any applications be default, instead it has instructions on how to add apps to the favourites view. The concern is users may become confused because […]

AppV 5 – Raiser’s Edge 7.96 – Run-time error -2147024770 (800707e)

We are in the process of upgrading Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge to 7.96 and we encountered an error: Run-time error ‘-2147024770 (8007007e)’: Automation error The specified module could not be found. This error is giving us a few clues as to what might be happening.  The most obvious message is the “8007007e” which is a standard […]

Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.15 – The local host cache in action

The Citrix Local Host Cache feature, introduced in XenDesktop/XenApp 7.12, has some nuances that maybe better demonstrated in realtime then typed out in text.  I will do both in this article to share both a ‘step by step’ of what happens when you have a network or site database outage and what occurs as well […]

Citrix Storefront – Adventures in customization – Define a custom resolution for a specific application

Currently, Storefront does not grant the ability to define applications with specific resolutions.  In order to configure the resolution, Citrix recommends you modify the default.ica file.  This is terrible!  If you had specific applications that required specific resolutions, what are you to do?  Direct users to a variety of stores depending on the resolution required?! […]

Citrix Storefront – Adventures in customization – Prepopulate Explicit Logon Credentials

Citrix Storefront allows you to prepopulate the credentials for your Explicit Logon.  The explicit logon screen is generally seen here: And you can prepopulate the Username/Password fields.  If you don’t want to prepopulate the password, that’s fine too.  There are 3 properties and none are required.  Username, Password and Domain.  In order to prepopulate you […]

Citrix Storefront – Adventures in customization – Login via credentials in URL search query

If you use a 3rd party service to connect to your Citrix Storefront environment, you may want to “pass-through” credentials without using domain authentication or whatever.  This post illustrates how you can login to your Storefront environment using nothing more than a URL with your credentials embedded in them.  To enable this functionality, this code […]

Citrix Provisioning Server – PXE requests stop working

We use a bootable ISO in our environment to boot our VM’s to a specific set of PVS servers.  This ISO will vary by region enforcing that each target device that boots will be directed to their closest PVS server. However, we have 1 region that does not leverage this capability and this region was […]

Citrix Provisioning Services Reverse Imaging – 2017 edition

We’ve been trying to upgrade our Citrix PVS tools to version 7.13 and had some issues.  I need to reverse image so I can remove the software without dealing with the in-place upgrade procedure. So I decided this would be a good time to update my reverse imaging process.  This time I will only be using […]

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