Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR Cumulative Update 1

The first Cumulative Update (CU1) for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR released in May 2020.

Citrix released the first of Cumulative Update (CU1) in the maintenance lifecycle of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR.

Long Term Service Release (LTSR) Lifecycle Dates
Long Term Service Release (LTSR) Lifecycle Dates

Customer Success Services / Software Maintenance eligibility date: April 15, 2020

Important quote from the release notes: Continue reading “Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR Cumulative Update 1”

I did become a CTA – How did that happen?

tl;dr: Create a blog, check out Twitter and follow the community.
Share content, even if you’re no Pro, everybody needs to start somewhere.

A few years ago I was thinking about which path I should take in my IT career. My key competences were clear for some time. During and after my apprenticeship at my employer ANAXCO GmbH, I was on several instructor-led Citrix classroom courses. One of my main tasks in our company is the design and configuration of Citrix virtual apps and Desktops Sites (formerly XenApp & XenDesktop Farms) for the provisioning of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 / 2012 / 365. There is a reason our company’s name is “AN AX COmpany”. So my work with CVAD and Citrix Gateway¬† (formerly NetScaler Gateway) was already settled. Besides that I had the opportunity to go to a brilliant deep dive classroom course for Microsoft Group Policy at NT-Systems in Germany. Continue reading “I did become a CTA – How did that happen?”

Release of FSLogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)

Today Microsoft released FSlogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)

You can find the source of the announcement here, including the Release Notes. A copy of the original release notes are quoted below.

Source: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e82cb114-2459-4a99-bcbf-50b7d314b5b9/release-notes-for-fslogix-apps-release-2004-29734930108?forum=FSLogix

Release Notes: Continue reading “Release of FSLogix Apps release 2004 (2.9.7349.30108)”

Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.0 & Wyse Management Suite 2.0

Dell has released a new major version of their ThinClient OS ThinOS, which focuses only on Citrix Workspace app enhancements.

A few days ago, Dell released ThinOS Version 9.0. To quote the release notes:

ThinOS 9.0 is a Citrix-specific release, which integrates Citrix Workspace app. Other Broker agent connections such as VMware, RDP, and Amazon WorkSpaces are not supported in this release. ThinOS 9.0 does not support the usage of INI parameters. You must use either Wyse Management Suite or the local Admin Policy Tool to manage your systems.

The important part is, that you can no longer rely on your good old FTP server and the wnos.ini. You have to implement Wyse Management Suite Version 2.0, which is currently the only way to manage ThinOS 9.0. Wyse Management Suite Version 2.0 is free up to 10.000 devices with a slightly limited feature set. You can find all details in the Wyse Management Suite feature matrix. Continue reading “Dell Wyse ThinOS 9.0 & Wyse Management Suite 2.0”

Integrate the VcRedist PowerShell Module with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

The VcRedist PowerShell Module by Aaron Parker provides an easy to use evergreen module to integrate the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes into your MDT Reference Images.

If you are using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to build your Reference Images and Citrix Master Images, you are most certainly trying to include the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables for Visual Studio into your Reference Images. Recently I switched to the VcRedist PowerShell Module by Aaron Parker to achieve this task and with this blog post I’m going to show you how to do this yourself. Continue reading “Integrate the VcRedist PowerShell Module with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)”