I have been neglecting my blog recently due to the fact that in the last 3 months I have gotten married, renewed my Citrix certifications and joined a humungous project, the blogging had to take a back seat to the rest of my life for a while. This is a short post inspired by a conversation about some issues in App-V 5.0 SP2 with my good friend Rory Monaghan of rorymon.com, he is a Microsoft MVP for App-V and an all-around technical type of guy. Hopefully it gets me back on the blogging waggon.
Unfortunately I have recently found myself a victim of the requirement for App-V client machines to be given modify access on redirected user shares for sequenced applications to work correctly. Continue reading
In my previous post which you can find here I briefly covered what roaming profiles and redirected folders were. I then demonstrated how to set up two file shares, one to act as a central repository for the Citrix User Profile Manager (UPM) (XenAppProfiles$) and the other to act as a central repository for the Users redirected folders.(XenAppUserHome$). I also showed you how to redirect your user’s folders using Group Policy. (With the exception of the user appdata folder)
Having completed the above tasks the next step is to install the Citrix UPM software on each of your XenApp application servers. To do this you need to download the UPM zip file and its contents from the My Citrix page under downloads. (Remember the My Citrix page from my first blog post?) Continue reading
In my previous post which you can find here I covered the application and management of both Citrix User and Computer policies. I didn’t cover the application of any specific policies in great detail as I felt that it would be more beneficial to give you a framework around which you could apply policies suitable for your environment. I am now going to return to more specific instructions on how to leverage the Group Policy setup I have in place in order to manage Citrix User Profiles. I will begin by covering the topics with which you need to be familiar with before covering how to prepare your XenApp environment to best utilise the Citrix User Profile Manager (UPM) Continue reading
In the previous post which you can find here I covered the Citrix Computer Policies you needed to apply to your XenApp application servers in order for them to pick up licenses from your designated Citrix license server. You can also read how I created separate GPOs for ease of management and troubleshooting here. In this post I am going to cover the application and management of both Citrix User and Computer policies. Continue reading
In my previous blog post which you can find here I covered Group Policy setup in a Citrix environment as this is method used to point the XenApp application servers at 11V-XA65Lic-01. In a separate post I also covered the install of my XenApp license server and my Windows Remote Desktop license server on the machine 11V-XA65Lic-01 which can be found here.
Once you have installed and configured both your license server and your Group Policy Objects (GPOs) the next step is to configure the XenApp application servers to utilise 11V-XA65Lic-01 as their license server. Licensing in this case referrers to both Windows Remote Desktop Licensing and Citrix Licensing. Continue reading
In my previous blog post which you can find here I covered the install of both my XenApp license server and my Windows Remote Desktop license server on the machine 11V-XA65Lic-01. I started to write a post on configuring the XenApp application servers (11V-XA65-01, 11V-XA65-02) to use 11V-XA65Lic-01 as both their Windows Remote Desktop license server and their Citrix License server. I realised it would be better to complete a post on Group Policy setup in the environment first as this will be the method used to point the XenApp application servers at 11V-XA65Lic-01. So here it is! Continue reading
In my previous blog post I covered the Installation and initial configuration of XenApp 6.5 on my designated XenApp application servers. (11V-XA65-01, 11V-XA65-02) It can be found here.
The next step in the process is to get the license server up and running. For this scenario I will be using the Windows Server 2008 R2 machine name 11V-XA65Lic-01 as both my XenApp license server and my Windows Remote Desktop license server. Continue reading