Reassigning an Azure Virtual Desktop (Pooled or Personal) Session Host to a different, or the same, Host Pool

by Stan Czerno January 21, 2022 14:54 CST
From what I can tell with Personal Session Hosts, once the Session Host is assigned to a user, you are stuck with that config. Microsoft seems to be saying, you can't, or shouldn't, reassign the Session Host to a different user. Just remove the Session Host from the Host Pool, delete the VM and create a new VM. This probably makes sense if the VM was used for a long period of time, and you want to make sure there are no issues. After all, these are not MCS or PVS created machines and can accumulate crap over time. [More]

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Catergories: Azure | Azure Virtual Desktop

PowerShell script to Monitor and Log Citrix ICA and ICA RTT Latency for a single user

by Stan Czerno August 14, 2021 13:55 CST
I had a Remote user complain that their Session was slow and unresponsive a few times in the last week. The user was connected to the Internet using Xfinity 5G so Latency was the first thing that I thought of. Her session was currently behaving, so I needed to log her latency to review when/if the issue occurred again. Since I do not run a Citrix ADM appliance, I wrote a script to record the user's latency to a CSV file so I could review it later. I ran it every morning for a week. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenApp | XenDesktop | Powershell

Updating Citrix Gateway to 13.0-64.35 and Storefront to 1912 CU1

by Stan Czerno September 26, 2020 12:01 CST
Citrix StoreFront to 1912 CU1 (1912.0.1000) and Citrix Gateway to 13.0 -64.35 upgrades.
I have updated Citrix StoreFront to 1912 CU1 (1912.0.1000) because of CVE-2020-8200. https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX277455
I also update my VPX Citrix Gateway from 13.0-58.30 to 13.0-64.35 (NS13.0 64.35.nc) because of https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX281474. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | Storefront

Powershell Script to launch one or more Published Applications from Citrix StoreFront 1912 CU1 (1912.0.1000)

by Stan Czerno September 26, 2020 09:53 CST
I have updated my script for testing "Direct to Citrix Storefront" or "Citrix Gateway to Storefront" to work with Citrix StoreFront 1912 CU1 (1912.0.1000). The script attempts to closely resemble what an actual user would do to launch an Application or Desktop via Storefront. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | Receiver | Storefront | XenApp | XenDesktop | Powershell

Outlook 2016 / 2019 Prompts for Password after initial setup and connection to On-Premise Exchange 2016 Server

by Stan Czerno October 20, 2019 03:57 CST
I rebuilt my Windows 10 VM Image for XenDesktop and was testing it. I ran Outlook 2019, which configured successfully, opened my mailbox, etc. I logged off, did some tweaking to the image and logged in again.

When I launched Outlook it was prompting me for a password. [More]

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Catergories: XenDesktop | Exchange Server

Powershell Script to monitor Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x Health

by Stan Czerno October 11, 2019 10:07 CST
Like my previous script for monitoring a XenApp 6.5 Farm, this script is based on the scripts written by David Ott and Jason Poyner. I decided to add to these foundations and make it something that can be used throughout the day.

I created this as an easy way for Citrix Admins and others Admins and/or Users to get a quick look of the current XenDesktop and XenApp usage as well as the basic health of the XenApp Servers, Sessions, Latency, etc. I use it as an augment to Citrix Director. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenApp | XenDesktop | Powershell