XenDesktop 7/7.1 Monitor Service Memory Leak

In late February and early March we experienced “All the Citrix XML Services configured for farm failed to respond to this XML Service transaction.”  As virtual desktops have grown increasingly important in our organization, this failure was critical to resolve quickly.  Unfortunately, the first time it happened, reboots of the delivery […]

Dramatically Reduce Logon “Time to Desktop” By Moving From Group Policy Preferences to Powershell Logon Script 17

Update 5/16/2017: Thanks to tabularasa for some improvements to this, fixing some missing slashes among other things! In years past, logon scripts were the bane of many logon experiences due to their synchronous nature.  Beginning with Windows 7, logon scripts can be processed asynchronously.  We glossed over this fact: “Nice […]

Discover What Citrix Director Won’t Show You: Which User/Machine Had Long Log on Duration in XenDesktop 7 5

Citrix Director is great for showing you trends for logon performance, but you can’t yet “drill down” to determine which user specifically had the long log on duration.  Luckily enough, the SQL database does have this information.  The query below will show you all logons from the current day and sort […]

“A STA or WI DBS configuration exists. Unset it first” Error When Adding Load Balancing Server

The XenDesktop 7 Setup docs clearly specifies that Director and other components can be installed on the same machine, but for redundancy and scaling you can split them up as needed.  As our environment has 2 delivery controllers, I wanted to setup a load balancing server, but when I attempted […]

Redirect Citrix Web Interface Services Site to Storefront with Rewrite on Netscaler 2

Our deployment includes Windows Embedded and Windows ThinPC clients that use the Citrix Desktop Lock to connect to our XenDesktop environment.  The Citrix Desktop Lock requires a services site, otherwise known as legacy support in Storefront.  In XenDesktop 5.6, this worked well and we connected to our internal site via […]