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:, time […]
April 17, 2011

Easily find installed hotfixes with PowerShell

I {heart} PowerShell. Need to find out if a particular hotfix is installed? Just run this command, substituting the KBxxxxx number for the hotfix you want […]
October 29, 2010

Windows 2008 R2 scripting: lessions learnt

My scripting plans were foiled twice this week on Windows 2008 R2.I have implemented a VBScript XenApp reboot script for several years now on several XenApp […]
October 29, 2010

XenServer Snapshot based Backup

If you are looking to do snapshot based VM backups in a XenServer environment then check out this collection of scripts:VBScript methodPerl script methodAndy Burton’s XenServer […]
September 29, 2010

Disabling/hiding Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 libraries

I was looking for this info a few weeks ago while locking down a XenApp 6 published desktop, but couldn’t find it then. To hide a […]
August 30, 2010

XenApp 6 command line configuration

My previous blog entry covered installing XenApp 6 from the command line. Installing XenApp 6 from the command line does not join your server to the […]
August 23, 2010

XenApp 6 command line installation

I’m just starting my first XenApp 6 install and I like what I see so far. This is the first major change to XenApp in several […]
August 23, 2010

XenServer VM poor network performance

In a recent project we were seeing very slow printing on the new Windows 2003 print server VMs created on XenServer. Some print jobs were taking […]
March 8, 2010

How to disable the “Print Dialog” window with XenApp plugin for Mac

I have a client using some Apple Macs to connect to a Citrix XenApp farm. All was working except an annoying “print dialog” pop-up window whenever […]

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