Posted: 4th March 2014 by neil in Citrix XenDesktop
Citrix have released a Windows 8.1 Optimization Guide for VDI which is a very useful read. The savings encountered by performing these optimisations are considerable. In summary the savings vs a non optimised image are below. You can find a link to the download here – http://blogs.citrix.com/2014/03/03/new-windows-8-and-8-1-optimization-guide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CitrixBlogs+%28Citrix+Blogs%29
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Posted: 12th November 2013 by neil in Citrix XenDesktop
By default you can only connect to Citrix StoreFront using HTTPS. If you are in a corporate environment which has a PKI Infrastructure that is perfectly fine. But if like me you run a small test lab there is a work around which you can do to enable you to use http instead.
1) When you configure StoreFront make sure you select the transport method of HTTP
2) On the Citrix Receiver client configure the following registry entries:
- Under HKLM\Software\Citrix\Dazzle, set AllowAddStore value to A in order to allow users to add non-secure stores.
- Under HKLM\Software\Citrix\Dazzle, set AllowSavePwd value to A in order to allow users to save their passwords for non-secure stores.
- To be able to add a store that is configured in StoreFront with a TransportType of HTTP, add the following key value under HKLM\Software\Citrix\AuthManager : ConnectionSecurityMode (REG_SZ type) and set it to Any.
3) After configuring those registry entires you should be able to connect using HTTP
Posted: 29th October 2013 by neil in Citrix XenDesktop
On a recent XenDesktop 7 deployment I encountered this error when attempting to configure XenDesktop. The error message received was “There was no suitable service to perform operation”. Luckily the fix for this is simple, just reboot your server, launch Desktop Studio and you will see the configuration has actually succeeded successfully.