Retrieve admin rights on a XenDesktop site

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During a site upgrade I forgot to add my admin account in the “Full Administrator” role… Before rolling back to the previous version, I’ve performed some tests and here is the result: Connect to SQL Server Retrieve an account with the correct role through the SQL query: SELECT Administrators.Sid FROM [DAS].[Rights] as Rights, [DAS].[Administrators] as Administrators, [DAS].[Roles] as Roles Where Rights.AdminId = Administrators.Id and Rights.RoleId = Roles.Id and Roles.Name = ‘Full Administrator’ Modify the SID find with the previous query or create a […]

E2EVC 2016 Dublin EPIC edition – a 50 € post ;)

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I’ve been in Dublin for a couple of days to attend another great Experts to Experts Virtualization Conference (E2EVC) edition. If you don’t know E2EVC, here is a short description from the conference website: E2EVC Virtualization Conference Events is a series of worldwide non-commercial, virtualization community Events. Our main goal is to bring the best virtualization experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both […]

CleanUp.exe crashes and close all receiver.exe processes on the server

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A quick note about a new “funny” issue I’ve encountered with the version 4.1 of Citrix Receiver. Scenario: Users are connected to a published desktop Some published applications are launched from this desktop If a user (without specific rights) launch the tool CleanUp.exe from the SelfServicePlugIn of the Receiver is launched in the published desktop, all published applications sessions are disconnected AND all processes Receiver.exe of the published desktop server are killed. The problem is solved in version 4.2 of […]

Studio couldn’t be launched if one Delivery Controllers goes down

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A rapid post about a really strange situation I’ve encountered at a customer site. On a XenDesktop 7.5 site with 2 or more delivery controllers we have detected that if one DC goes down, the site administration via Studio or Powershell is not possible from the other Delivery Controllers. Even if I’ve encountered the problem on a XD 7.5, the problem exists in version 7.6. This is due to the status of the Delivery Controller in the site database. In […]

E2EVC Barcelona is over – Time to register to Berlin edition

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I would like to write a small post about the conference EVERY virtualization consultant should assists: the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference (www.e2evc.com) During the last 4 days (and nights), I could assist to: 3 master class on XenMobile, XenDesktop and Netscaler given by high level Citrix employees (Karen Sciberras @XMTipster, Mick Glover @XDTipster, Ronan O’Brien @obrienronan) Dozens of sessions by all the stars of the virtualization community (CTP, MVP, Rock stars ;)…) A geek speak session animated by Saša Mašić […]

wmiprvse.exe uses a lot of CPU during user logon on a RDS/Citrix box

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During a loginVSI load testing scenario on physical servers, I’ve encountered a specific problem: around 170 to 180 users (with a 15 second logon rate), the XenApp server stops opening new session because of a CPU outage. After a couple of dozens of minutes, the server was returning to a more expected value (about 60% of CPU usage). After this pause, the server is re-performing well and new sessions could connect without any problem. During this CPU peak period, the […]

Automate Citrix Director 7.x installation and configuration

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This article is about creating a silent installation and configuration of a Citrix Director 7.x website. The installation is quite easy (the MSI file is on the x64\DesktopDirector folder of the install media): msiexec /i DesktopDirector.msi  /qn Once this done, you have to configure the Desktop Director in order to connect to your XenDesktop site(s). This is done using the DirectorConfig.exe tool. This tool is, by default, in the c:\inetpub\wwwroot\Director\tools folder and is explained (briefly ) here: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX137990 The following line will […]