HowTo: Update Citrix Workspace Environment Management from 4.x to 4.4 (v4.04.00.00)

A short HowTo about the Citrix WEM Upgrade process for version 4.4

Download Citrix WEM 4.4 (v4.04.00.00) here:
https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp-and-xendesktop/components/workspace-environment-management-44.html

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

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Tablacus Explorer is an awesome replacement for explorer.exe as a #XenApp published Application!

In XenApp projects you always face the challenge to decide whether to deploy a published Desktop or different published applications for the users. Many times you will have to use a combination of both. Especially in the published application use-case, you have to find a way to allow your users manage their files with a file explorer. This might not be a problem for Fat-Client users with their Windows 10 Notebooks inside the corporate LAN. Those can simply run their local file explorer and access smb shares.

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How we use Classic Shell as a Start Menu replacement in XenApp

Ever since Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 the Windows Start menu is dead to me. I tried a few times to use it, but horrible placement and the slow search function make it unusable. Many people say that this is no longer valid for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, and I agree that it has become a lot better, but i still don’t like it.
Besides my personal feelings, there are so many ridiculous problems with the Windows 10 Start Menu, that I must confess that I never even tried to deploy it enterprise ready. Examples:

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Basic XenApp HDX 3D Pro Proof of Concept – What I missed

To proof the capability of XenApp to deliver 3D rendered applications, we build a very basic PoC. We took a used Lenovo ThinkCentre Tower PC with an Intel Core i5 and 4GB RAM and bought a used Nvidia Quadro 2000 for it. It is important to use a Quadro card, because this makes the driver installation much easier. We tried other cards in the first place, but it was just way too much work to get drivers for a Windows Server installation to work properly. Continue reading “Basic XenApp HDX 3D Pro Proof of Concept – What I missed”

HowTo: Update Citrix Workspace Environment Management from 4.x to 4.2

A short HowTo about the Citrix WEM Upgrade process.

Download Citrix WEM 4.2 here:
https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp-and-xendesktop/components/workspace-environment-management-42.html

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HowTo: Create a NetScaler Load Balancing vServer for Citrix Workspace Environment Management on the CLI

Since Citrix has released Workspace Environment Management 4.2 there is now a complete section about #WEM in the Citrix eDocs. Part of the new official documentation is a section about load balancing advices. But before that, there has already been a superior blog article about that topic by Ryan Revord.
But what is still missing is a complete overview of the necessary NetScaler CLI commands. That way you can import your WEM load balancing configuration in less than a minute! As I try to do everything in NetScaler on the CLI, I documented the steps during my first WEM deployment and wanted to share them with the community. Continue reading “HowTo: Create a NetScaler Load Balancing vServer for Citrix Workspace Environment Management on the CLI”

Citrix Receiver 4.4.3000 for Windows LTSR – Cumulative Update 3

Short notice:
Citrix Receiver 4.4.3000 for Windows LTSR – Cumulative Update 3
has been released. You can find it here:
https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows-ltsr/receiver-for-windows-ltsr_4_4_3000.html