Category Archives: XenDesktop

Framehawk – Why, When and How

Recently I held session at  Citrix User Group conference in Norway regarding Framehawk. That resulted in a blogpost where I described my thoughts and experiences of testing the technology. The feedback from that post inspired Marius Sandbu (@msandbu) and me to do a co-written blog where we take a look at the resource usage between the Framehawk and Thinwire Compatibility Mode That post will be up in a few days time. After my session at the cruise-ship, I was asked by some of the attendees if I could write a post with some of the…

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….

CSP Base Licenses not recognised by Studio with XD/XA 7.5 and 7.6

The last couple of months I have been contacted by a few partners and customers were they are experiencing issues with their CSP Base Licenses where the Citrix Studio does not recognise licenses installed on a license server. On February 10 2015 a hotfix for XenDesktop 7.6.1 was released (CTX141745) that among other things is supposed to fix that Citrix Studio might not recognise Citrix Service Provider licenses and the following error message appears: “Can’t find a valid license” If you are running an earlier version of XenDesktop you have to use PowerShell (PoSH)…