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How to Accurately Troubleshoot Citrix ICA Network and Connectivity Related Issues

Goliath Technologies
When troubleshooting Citrix end user experience issues, problems are often rooted in the bandwidth users have available for Citrix connectivity or Citrix connection latency. However, these conditions are not visible from a pure network monitoring perspective, as network monitoring tools can only leverage Netflow, AppFlow Analysis, SNMP, SYSLOG or ICMP monitoring. The key data necessary […]

Citrix StoreFront and Citrix Gateway GSLB Considerations

Citrix Systems
It has been a while since I last talked about StoreFront and Citrix Gateway integration (2014, eek!) and the focus at that time was looking at Web Interface Gateway integration and addressing how things were changing with StoreFront — things like the fact that you could bind multiple Gateway definitions to a single Store and […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.14

Carl Webster
#Version 2.14 11-Apr-2018 Added the following properties to Application Details Application Type CPU Priority Level Home Zone Name Home Zone Only Ignore User Home Zone Icon from Client Local Launch Disabled Secure Command Line Arguments Enabled Add shortcut to user’s desktop Add shortcut to user’s Start Menu Start Menu Folder Wait for Printer Creation Added […]

Citrix VPrefer Session Sharing Between a Published Desktop and a Published Application Made Easy

Citrix Systems
VPrefer is a great new feature introduced in Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.17. It allows you to enable session sharing between a published desktop and application in a double hop scenario with almost no administrative effort. For your end users, this means that a published app available locally in their published desktop will be started […]

Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport Enhancements and Implications for Performance Monitoring

eG Innovations
Starting with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13, Citrix has introduced a new technology called HDX Adaptive Transport. To the benefit of all that are considering upgrading to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x or going through a new Citrix deployment, this blog will shed light on what adaptive transport is, why it was introduced, how it works, […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS: XenApp and XenDesktop Visibility

Citrix Systems
Citrix NetScaler MAS provides unique visibility into the overall performance of Citrix HDX technology and the ICA protocol giving you insights to optimize the delivery of virtual apps and desktops. Learn more at This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix: Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: Don’t Forget About QoS/DSCP

Citrix Systems
Implementing the Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack: don’t forget about QoS/DSCP! Skype for Business (SFB) has become quite popular and, more and more, companies all over the world have implemented or are in the process of implementing Microsoft’s unified communications platform. The Citrix HDX Real-time Optimization Pack, the only VDI solution endorsed by Microsoft, enables […]

Citrix: “Use iPad Storage”/ “Use iPhone Storage” Settings – Citrix Receiver for iOS

Citrix Systems
Have you ever wondered about mapping an iOS app-related device drive onto a published app or desktop? If such a feature were available, it would make file-sharing between published apps and desktops so much easier, right? What if iOS app-related data could be easily transferred to a Mac machine via iTunes? That would really be […]

Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport and EDT: ICA’s New Default Transport Protocol – Part II

Citrix Systems
In Part 1, we talked about why EDT was needed, as well as its main features. In Part II, which I am co-authoring with our HDX Product Manager Fernando Klurfan, we would like to switch gears and explain the configuration aspects of the protocol. Even though we are turning HDX Adaptive Transport to Preferred by […]

Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport and EDT: ICA’s New Default Transport Protocol – Part I

Citrix Systems
As members of the Citrix HDX team, we’ve been wanting, for a long time, to write a blog post about HDX Adaptive Transport and Enlightened Data Transport (EDT) protocol; ICA is our favorite protocol and these are some of its biggest improvements ever. NOTE: This is a companion to the recent post written by Derek Thorslund, Director […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS – Tips, Tricks and Lessons from the Technical Trenches

Citrix Systems
Citrix Consulting is seeing more and more NetScaler deployed in field. While we typically get involved post sales, our scope tends to encompass complex assessments, design, deployment and maintenance strategies for a customer’s infrastructure. We have seen the evolution of management tools for NetScaler ranging from Citrix Command Center, Insight Center and now NetScaler Management […]

Citrix: FINALLY! A Cloud Service That Gives You Visibility Into Your Virtual Apps, Desktops & Users

Citrix Systems
Now you can get deep visibility into your XenApp and XenDesktop deployment from a single web-based console as part of Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics Service. The same features that have been tried and tested in the on-premises version of NetScaler MAS now are available in a Citrix Cloud service. And best of all, you […]

Citrix: How Network Latency Impacts User Experience

Citrix Systems
“What is the recommended network latency for a good user experience in an ICA session?” This age-old question comes up all the time, and in true consulting fashion the answer is… it depends. So, why is that? What does it depend on? Well, first and foremost, it depends on what the user is doing within […]

Citrix ICA Client – What Leaks?

Citrix Systems
A common question I receive as Security Product Manager for XenApp and XenDesktop is “what information is left behind after the Citrix ICA client executes?” This happens most often for PCI DSS and HIPAA audits and the question is normally one of audit “scope.”The answer is that no screen or keyboard data is ever written […]

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