July 11, 2011

Stress testing print drivers on XenApp

While dodgy print drivers no longer often cause a BSOD, they are still an on-going source of issues on Citrix XenApp farms, namely print spooler crashes […]
June 22, 2011

Recommended XenApp 6 Hotfixes

I am a huge fan of XenApp 6, but XenApp 6 does have more than it’s fair share of bugs. Citrix have published a list of […]
June 1, 2011

Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 Best Practice

Citrix have released an awesome whitepaper that is a must read for anyone implementing PVS. Check it out here: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127549     And some “PVS secrets” […]
May 31, 2011

Faulting module: svchost.exe_gpsvc

A Group Policy problem on XenApp servers is a high visibility issue so I was not happy to see this error in the system log:The Group […]
May 27, 2011

Configuring Windows Search for XenApp 6

Windows Search is enabled on XenApp 6 Windows 2008 R2 servers by installing the File Server > Windows Search Service role. Once the Windows Search Service […]
May 17, 2011

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus for VDI

I was talking to Roly from MPA last week and he mentioned McAfee’s MOVE AntiVirus which is designed for VDI environments. The key point which grabbed […]
May 1, 2011

Script to install all print drivers from a print server

I was just preparing to write a PowerShell script to connect to a print server, enumerate all the shared printers and connect to each one which […]
April 19, 2011

STOP 0x00000035 NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS error when shadowing on XenApp 6

This issue started occurring when testing a newly build XenApp 6 server. When shadowing a user from this newly built XenApp 6 server the newly built […]
April 19, 2011

Repurposing Win XP desktops as thin clients

Repurposed PCs deliver Windows 7-like experience using XenApp Hosted Shared Desktops This excellent Citrix Community blog details how to turn old Win XP desktops into Desktop […]
April 18, 2011

HP BiDi Channel Components Installer error

There has been an issue with the HP bi-directional (BiDi) component for some years where the MSI installer tries to run each time a user logs […]
April 17, 2011

Faulting application name: svchost.exe, Faulting module name: scardhook64.dll

We were seeing these errors on a XenApp 6 farm: Faulting application name: svchost.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc3c1 Faulting module name: scardhook64.dll, version: 6.0.0.10226, time […]

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