Group Policy: Show only specified Control Panel items for Outlook 2016 via Office 365

Quick Tip Blog article: HowTo whitelist the Outlook 2016/Office 365 control panel item correctly.

I just stumbled over something at a customers environment. We had a Outlook 2016 / Office 365 problem in a XenApp session. We tried to access the Outlook control panel item, but it was missing. This was no surprise, as we have the GPO…

…enabled in every environment. This acts as a whitelisting for the control panel items, so the user only has access to those items, that matter to him. Continue reading “Group Policy: Show only specified Control Panel items for Outlook 2016 via Office 365”

HowTo: Update Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) from 4.x to 4.7 (v4.07.00.00)

A HowTo about the Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) Update process for version 4.7

On July 18th 2018 Citrix released version 4.7 of Workspace Environment Management (WEM). This is an update guide.
Customer Success Services / Software Maintenance eligibility date: May 18, 2018

Download Citrix WEM 4.7 (v4.07.00.00) here:
https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp-and-xendesktop/components/workspace-environment-management-47.html

What’s new:
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/workspace-environment-management/current-release/whats-new.html

Fixed issues:
https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/workspace-environment-management/current-release/fixed-issues.html

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HowTo: Upgrade your Delivery Controller to Citrix XenApp 7.18

In this post we will upgrade our Citrix XenApp Delivery Controllers to version 7.18.

On June 9th, 2018 the Citrix XenApp Current Release was updated to version 7.18:

In this blog post I’m describing the upgrade path for the Delivery Controller.

My environment:

  • Two Delivery Controller 7.15.0 on Windows Server 2016
  • MS SQL Database is on a separate SQL Server 2014

The Official Upgrade guide by Citrix: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/current-release/upgrade-migrate/upgrade.html

Download: https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp-and-xendesktop/product-software/xenapp-and-xendesktop-718.html

What’s new: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/current-release/whats-new.html

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Unable to Delete Resources: There is currently an active background action

An addition to CTX138318 about how to delete an old Citrix Studio Hosting connection.
Instead of deleting every task manually we make use of PowerShell piping and Out-GridView.

Today in Citrix Studio I discovered a dead Hosting connection I set up years ago for some MCS tests. When I tried to simply delete the connection, I received the following message:

The error message leads to the following (helpful!) KB article: CTX138318

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ICYMI: A few notes about the Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility

The Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility is no longer needed, as it’s part of the CitrixReceiver.exe nowadays.

The Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility has been my biggest friend for a while. It helps you to recover broken Citrix Receiver installations on Microsoft Windows. Before I knew it, I sometimes even reinstalled Windows to get Citrix Receiver back to work. Good old days.
But after many years a trustful friendship came to an end. Citrix included the functionality of the Receiver Clean-Up Utility into the Citrix Receiver Setup a while ago. Continue reading “ICYMI: A few notes about the Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility”