Open Citrix published URLs on the user device

Enable Citrix policy setting ‘Host to Client redirection’ User > ICA > File Redirection Enable Host to client redirection to allow file type associations for URLs and some media content to be opened on the user device (disabled by default). When disabled, content opens on the server. The following URL types are opened locally through […]

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Reset RD Licensing grace period (120 days)

  For test/evaluation purposes only! The official solution is to Activate the RDS/TS CAL License server and point the Server to License server with User/Device License. But if you want to reset the timer and have another 120 days grace period,  here is the solution: Delete the REG_BINARY in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM\GracePeriod Leave the (Default) regkey Note: […]

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Convert your PFX/P12 Certificate file to a seperate certificate and keyfile

Convert your PFX/P12 Certificate file to a seperate certificate and keyfile. openssl pkcs12 -in [yourfile.pfx/p12] -nocerts -out [keyfile-encrypted.key] This extracts the private key from the pfx/p12 file. Once entered you need to type in the import password of the pfx/p12 file. This is the password that you used to protect your keypair when you created […]

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Bind SSL certificate to 443 (on a server with no IIS installed)

This article describes how to bind a (self-signed) SSL certificate to port 443 when IIS is not installed. In this scenario a self-signed certificate is used to secure traffic between a dedicated Citrix StoreFront and XenDesktop controller. Create & Import a Self-Signed Certificate Find the certificate Hash HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\MY\Certificates Example: EC8B11G5D64A8F4F3B7D8D70F7B2AD2F4E88042D1 Find Citrix Broker Service GUID […]

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Create a self signed certificate with OpenSSL

Start a Command Prompt (CMD) and browse to the directory where OpenSSL is installed. openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.domain.local.key 2048 openssl req -new -key server.domain.local.key -out server.domain.local.csr -config C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\cnf\openssl.cnf Provide the following information: Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]: NL State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]: Noord-Holland Locality Name (eg, city) : Amsterdam Organization Name […]

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Migrate XenDesktop database

Disable Monitoring Set-MonitorConfiguration -DataCollectionEnabled $False Disable Configuration Logging Set-LogSite -State “Disabled” Create machine account login (new query from SQL Server Management Studio) Create login [domain\computeraccount$] from windows Create login [SLDT\DDC01$] from windows Each Delivery Controllers Machine Login should be mapped to an account under the restored Database. Locate these logins and verify that their Database role membership is […]

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Customize Login Screen Background Image Windows 7

Create folder %windir%\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds Copy wallpaper to this backgrounds folder Rename wallpaper to ‘backgroundDefault.jpg‘ The image size must be less than 256 KB Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Logon Always use custom logon background (Enabled)       Share This:

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20s timeout connecting to printer (XenDesktop / XenApp)

The (default) installed Citrix Universal Print client always tries to connect to the Universal Print server, even if it is not enabled by policy. It will try connect to port 8080 on the print server and when the Universal Print Server is not installed, it waits for 20 seconds. Remove the Universal Print client from […]

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