Monthly Archives: October 2015

Thinwire vs Framehawk – from a 1800ms latency perspective

I have just returned back home from another great CUGTech event arranged by Citrix User Group Norway. The conference took place on a cruise ship going from Oslo, Norway to Kiel, Germany and I thought what is a better place than a boat in the North Sea with a unstable satellite connection to test and have a session with Framehawk. After all, Framehawk is created to handle latency and packet loss to give the user a smooth user experience even under these conditions. Citrix acquired Framehawk in January 2014 and…

Custom ICA with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x

With earlier versions of XenApp (Presentation Server 4 until XenApp 6.5) we had the option to create custom ICA files to launch desktops and applications directly and bypass the Web Interface. One tool that we could use to create these files were Citrix Quick Launch Although it is possible to use this tool to create an ICA file for a published Desktop in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x, it is not possible to do so for a published application. Luckily, there is a way to launch desktops and applications bypassing Storefront as well….