Public Tech Preview: Citrix Provisioning (PVS) on Microsoft Azure

Public Tech Preview: Citrix Provisioning (PVS) on Microsoft Azure Citrix Provisioning (PVS) , one of Citrix’ flagship product, now can run on Azure! Customers can easily setup and configure PVS infrastructure in the same way as on-premise and PVS Servers on Azure can stream VDAs from a single copy of a vDisk to all target VMs. One of the Top Features: These VDAs then can be exported to and power…

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Issue with Citrix VDA and 3Dconnexions Spacemouse Enterprise Display not working

ISSUE with Citrix VDA and 3Dconnexions Spacemouse Enterprise Display not working In a recent customer project we came in the situation, that newly bought 3Dconnexions Spacemouse Enterprise devices (https://3dconnexion.com/us/product/spacemouse-enterprise/) are not working correctly with Citrix Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) and USB redirection on a Windows 10 virtual desktop. It seems the functionality of buttons and the rotation joystick is there and ok. But especially the LCD display is not working…

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XenDesktop Upgrade: The SQL Server Express LocalDB version is lower than the minimum supported version

XenDesktop Upgrade: The SQL Server Express LocalDB version is lower than the minimum supported version During an upgrade last week, I was facing an (maybe for someone old 🙂 ) issue and noticed that it is still not really common, what to do and why this error occurs. So I want just to share my experience and my steps. Microsoft SQL Server Express LocalDB is a feature of SQL Server…

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Citrix VDA 2006 + 2009: Citrix ICA could not configure Thinwire and switch to the remote ICA display

After an experimental upgrade on some VDAs in a customer’s environment experiencing issues when connecting to our Windows 10 virtual desktops. Desktop Viewer starts up, stuck for some seconds and closes without any error or event. We just see this window: After some minutes you just see the connection on the VM is closed due to the VDA timeout. Internal connections through Storefront are working fine all the time. So…

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Citrix Director: Cannot retrieve the data. Data source unresponsive or reported an error. View Director server event logs for further information.

After upgrading VDA to the latest version, a customer was faced to an issue that no performance and configuration data for the machines was displayed in Director. The machine itself was running fine and the this errors seems to have no impact to any user.                    While analysing this I found an error in the event log at an effected VM.   …

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XenDesktop: The supplied address for the compute resource is invalid

  In a customer environment we upgraded to XenDesktop 7.9 and added two new Desktop Controller in order to change the OS from Windows Server 2008R2 to Windows Server 2012R2. After some weeks the customer removed the old Controller from the site and after this we saw several issues regrading the hypervisor connections, for example when we tried to add VMs to catalog:             If…

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HDX 3D Pro option missing while VDA installation

Today I quickly wanna share an installation issue, seen while updating a customer environment with XenDesktop 7.6 HDX3D Pro to 7.8 with the latest PVS target device driver. After a successfull installation of the new PVS target device software, we would like to install VDA 7.7. Now the installation wizard doesn’t show the HDX3D Pro option anymore, so we are not able to activate the feature.        …

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Citrix HDX3D Pro and 3Dconnexion Function Keys

I worked on a XenDesktop HDX 3D project and was faced to very annoying problem with USB redirection and the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro. The users were migrated from their traditional workstations to the Citrix XenDesktop infrastructure with 3D Pro. One of the most common incidents were: “The Function Keys are not working with my in-application macros”. After some researching we found, if we set some old-style combinations like CTRL + I…

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XenApp 7.6 and Citrix HTML 5 Receiver

Hi all, today I found a very strange issue with a brand new Citrix XenApp 7.6 environment and Citrix HTML5 Receiver. The Receiver starts and stopped at Windows welcome screen and closed the tab again. This drove me crazy. And after some research I tried to disable the „Secure ICA“ setting of the Delivery Group. And after this, it worked. Hopefully is this is solved soon, because I know, disabling Secure…

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XenDesktop 7.x: Hyper-V Secure Boot (CTX137731)

Seit Windows Server 2012R2 gibt es unter Hyper-V die Möglichkeit neue VMs in der sog. „Generation 2“ anzulegen. In dieser Variante werden legacy Komponenten nicht mehr emuliert. D.h. es werden nur noch Komponenten unterstützt mit denen ein reibungsloser virtualisierter Betrieb sichergestellt werden kann und die maximale Stabilität und Performance liefern. Dies wird unter Andrem auch durch die UEFI-Unterstützung (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) erreicht. Diese aktiviert standardmäßig auch das Feature „Secure Boot“.…

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