Category: Citrix

Add a Folder to the Write Cache drive of Multiple PVS Targets – PowerShell

I recently needed to create a folder on the Writecache disk for the persistence of Eventlog files. Unfortunatley the customer already had around 40 XenApp hosts deployed. I wrote a script which can be run from a machine with the Citrix ...

Smart-X ControlUp and PVS Cache In Ram

When visiting a customer I'm often like to get a feel for the performance of their Citrix farm so I can see what improvements can be made. A fantastic tool for doing this is Smart-X Control-Up. Control-Up is the ultimate administration ...

Monitor Citrix PVS ‘Cache In Ram’ Size Using Powershell

I’m a firm advocate of Provisioning Services ‘Cache in RAM with overflow on hard disk’ leveraging operating system RAM for write-cache. This results in better response times and a greater number of IOPS for the write-Cache than using traditional SAN ...

Citrix HDX Insight Data and Director – Licensing explained

I’ve had a few questions recently about HDX monitoring integration with Director using HDX Insight and what licenses are required for the functionality. After doing some research into the matter I thought I’d share what I’ve found. For those of ...

NetScaler 10.5 x – Subnet IP Address – Shows as Not configured

I recently upgraded a customers Netscaler to version 10.5 54.9.nc and they got an annoying screen every time they logged into the GUI. It appears as if the original configuration has not taken place. The reason for this is the ...

Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.6 Powershell SDK Commands

For reference below is the output of all the possible Powershell commands included in the Citrix Powershell SDK:- Obtained using Get-Command -Module Citrix.* Add-AcctADAccount Add-AcctIdentityPoolScope Add-AdminPermission Add-AdminRight Add-BrokerApplication Add-BrokerDesktopGroup Add-BrokerMachine Add-BrokerMachineConfiguration Add-BrokerMachinesToDesktopGroup Add-BrokerScope Add-BrokerTag Add-BrokerUser Add-ConfigRegisteredServiceInstanceMetadata Add-ConfigServiceGroupMetadata Add-HypHostingUnitMetadata Add-HypHostingUnitNetwork Add-HypHostingUnitStorage Add-HypHypervisorConnectionAddress ...

How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a 1080p Citrix Receiver Thin Client.

I've often thought about turning a Raspberry Pi into a thin client, being a powerful and cheap device, at around £25 each, its a no brainer. I've spent countless hours attempting to use one of the linux based options but didn't ...

PVS Reseal with Appsense

Here is a script created to allow users to reseal a XenApp 6.5 server with Appsense Agent installed. It is meant to generalise the AppSense agent for imaging... @ECHO OFF echo Removing AppSense CCA registry information and stopping CCA Service net stop "AppSense ...

PVS Console Running Slow?

This is a very old fix but I keep seeing it when attending customer sites. The symptoms are PVS Console is very sluggish and you sometimes get the error :- “The snap-in is not responding, end now or cancel to return ...

Disable Secure Boot on Windows 2012 R2 to install the Citrix VDA – CTX137731

I recently attempted to install the Citrix VDA on a Windows 2012 R2 RDSH server running on Hyper-V 2012 R2 and received the following error … “ The Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) does not support Secure Boot, which is currently enabled. ...