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”

Storefront Upgrade from 3.8 to 3.9 still forgets default IIS Site setting

Yesterday I installed the upgrade from Citrix Storefront 3.8 to Storefront 3.9 on our Windows Server 2016 Delivery Controller (XenApp 7.12 -> 7.13). The setup went smooth, except that after the upgrade the default IIS website setting was turned off. Again.. Like the last time I did this..

Storefront 3.9 – Set Default Website

I was told that this bug has been filed and will be fixed. But this hasn’t been the case yet.

Simply turn it back on, I hope next time this will be solved.

Update 20.09.2016: Citrix Receiver: Desktop und Applikationen verschwommen bei hoher Auflösung und DPI Skalierung

Bei uns in der Firma wurden die ersten Arbeitsplätze mit 27″ 2560×1440 Monitoren ausgestattet. Einigen Kollegen war der Text zu klein bei dieser hohen Auflösung, so dass wir die DPI Skalierung auf 125% oder gar 150% gestellt haben. So weit so gut. Leider greift die Skalierung auch für den Citrix Desktop Viewer, so dass der veröffentlichte Desktop mit einer manipulierten Auflösung startet. Das liegt unter anderem daran, dass der Citrix Receiver “not DPI aware” ist. Diese veränderte Auflösung hat zur Folge, dass das Bild unscharf bzw. “blurry” ist. Das ist natürlich kein Zustand mit dem man gerne längere Zeit arbeitet.
Eine kurze Recherche brachte dann zwei Artikel zum Vorschein, die beide 50% der Lösung lieferten. Zusammen ergab sich dann ein brauchbarer Workaround.
Das ganze gilt für XenApp und XenDesktop ab Version 7.6 und höher mit Server 2012 R2 RDSH Workern.
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Update 20.09.2016: Citrix Receiver 7.1 for iOS fails with Error Number: 183

A few days ago, Citrix release a new version of Citrix Receiver for iOS. This version fails on several iOS devices with different iOS versions. Users can login and get their application listing, but as soon as an application is launched, you see the Error 183. On the affected devices you see the following two errors:

Apple devices affected by that problem are listed in the correspondent discussion. Citrix is aware of the problem and announced a bugfix version for the faulty Receiver.

As a workaround, you can install the Citrix Receiver named “R1” which is the old 6.1.5 Receiver from Citrix. They leave it in the AppStore in case of faulty updates.

Update 20.09.2016: The Citrix KB CTX216501 has been updated accordingly.