The ranting of an IT Professional:


May 19, 2009  4:56 PM

Citrix Xenapp 5 – Stream to server

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, stream, streaming, Xen, Xenapp

I really like Citrix Xenapp 5's ability to publish app's by streaming them to the server. For those not familiar with this you package the application (office, etc) using the citrix app packager. Place these packages on a file server somewhere and then when you publish the app just specify stream...

May 8, 2009  6:18 PM

Altaddr command missing from Citrix Web install

Posted by: Jason Tramer
altaddr, Citrix, web

The Altaddr command is a command used to specify the external Nat'd address of your server so that Citrix Web can accept requests coming to that address. The Altaddr command gets installed on your computer when you install citrix, makes sense right? However when you are installing Citrix web...

April 29, 2009  3:08 AM

VMware develops rival protocol to ICA to compete in the VDI market space

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, I, ICA, RDP, VDI, view, vmware, Xendesktop

One of the exciting (and long overdue) announcements from VMware is there development of a new PCoIP protocol for use in the VMware View product. This protocol will be replacing their use of RDP. One of Citrix's big claims to fame in this market space with it's Xendesktop product is it's use of the...

April 29, 2009  2:53 AM

Upgrading Citrix from Presentation 4 to Xenapp 5

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Presentation, Upgrade, Xenapp

I recently had a discussion with some guys from Citrix and asked about the optimal way of upgrading Presentation server 4 to Xenapp 5. Here is there recommendation 1) Upgrade the licensing and upload the new license file onto the license server 2) Run the upgrade on the server acting as...

April 7, 2009  5:35 PM

Epic Technology Day – April 21st, 2009

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, Citrix, epic technology day, HP, seminar, vmware

For those not familiar with this event, my company hosts a bi-yearly technology day seminar. It's a great free event with lots of interesting and informative seminars presented by companies like Cisco, VMware, Citrix, HP and others.  The next one is coming up on April 21st in Winnipeg and the 23rd...

December 8, 2008  2:32 PM

Giving administrators access to Citrix auto-created printers

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Printers

Here is a citrix article I used recently: This specifies a reg hack which will allow administrators to administer tthe citrix client created printers. We also found that it resolved an issue where users were occasionally getting access right errors...

November 17, 2008  5:09 PM

There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the specified address

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the spec

I am not by any means a guru with Citrix Xen App so as this was passed onto me, hopefully it will help some of you. I set up Citrix with Web interface. The web interface worked internally but not externally (using a NAT rule on the firewall). They get the log in screen and can see the app's but...

August 25, 2008  9:01 PM

Getting non-supported printers to work with Citrix Print Manager

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, IT professional, Printers

As a general rule I quite like the Citrix Print manager, overall it does it's job quite well and I think it supports a diverse group of printers. What I don't like is when some people buy the crappiest, cheapest printers imaginable and then get angry at me when they don't work with Citrix,...

August 18, 2008  1:40 PM

Citrix Print Manager service hanging

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, IT professional

I have been seeing this issue alot lately. Citrix Print manager service stops working properly so you go to restart the service and the service hangs. You end up having to kill the process CPSVC.EXE, then restart the spooler service and then start the Citrix Print Manager service. It's really...

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