Change XML Port in XenApp 6.0 and 6.5

The commands (ctxxmlss) to unregister the XML port and to reregister the XML port have not changed and can still be used as described in the Instructions. In addition, you must set the new XML service port policy in the Citrix GPO settings as shown in the screen shots. Note: The XML service port policy is a Computer policy and must also be set, even if the ctxxmlss command is successfully completed and states that the XML port is changed.

Find XML Port Number in Citrix Products

XML port in XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x version Open command prompt and navigate to cd “c:\Program Files\Citrix\Broker\Service” Type BrokerService.exe /show and press Enter to show the current ports. Based on your CVAD or XenDesktop version, you will find “WI port” or “Storefront port” in the output which is your xml port number. XML port in XenApp 4.5, 5, 6.0 and 6.5 versions Open registry and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CtxHttp path. Check the value for key “TcpPort”.

Time Change on NetScaler Reboot

Change Time manually on NetScaler To change time and date on NetScaler, run the below command on NetScaler putty shell. 1 date +val YYMMDDHHMM where: YY = Year MM = Month DD = Day HH = Hour MM = Minutes Example" date +val 2208011111. This will set time as august 1st 2022. Issue On newer netscaler machines, if you run above command, post reboot, time will change automatically. This is tested on NetScaler 13.

NetScaler Gateway Continously Looping Back to Login Page

When configuring citrix gateway page, after entering credentials, it redirects back to login page. This happens continously. To resolve this issue, Open storefront console, and click manage receiver for websites. Check session policy timeout value. use that same value in Gateway – Virtual server – Session policy – Edit session profile – Client experience – Session timeout option. Also check in Citrix Gateway – Global Settings – Change Gloabl Settings – Client Experience – Session TIme-out (mins).

Remote Desktop Services Is Currently Busy

Issue When users connecting to applications from XenApp 6.5 (or less) version, randomly few users might get the error, The task you are trying to do can’t be completed because Remote Desktop Services is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes. Other users should still be able to log on. No matter how many times that user connects to the application, they will still get same error. When Citrix admins try to logoff that session, it will not logoff.

Utilizing Both SamAccountName and UserPrincipalName for Netscaler Gateway Logon

This article explains the steps on how to login to netscaler using userPrincipalName instead of samAccountName or both at same time. If you follow these steps you can use sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName at Same Time for User Logon with Active Directory. Configuration By default when you configure netscaler gateway, you would configure it to use userid which is samAccountName. Users enter their userid (like john.doe) and login to netscaler gateway. In this case, you will create an LDAP server with samAccountName as shown below.

Unable to Find Package Provider NuGet Imported Yet

Nuget error Have you ever tried to install a module through PowerShell? If yes, then you might have read or faced below error: PackageManagement\Get-PackageProvider : Unable to find package provider ‘NuGet imported yet. Try ‘Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable’ Solution To solve this issue, open elevated PowerShell console and run the below command: [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12 Next install Nuget packageprovider with the below command. Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet Finally, run the install module command with the powershell vendor module you’d like to install.

Xenapp Slow Logons Troubleshooting Part2

We call these metrics “The Five Ls”: Launches Logon Times Load Times Latency ChanneL (Yes, including Channels is cheating, but mnemonics are worth it!) In this blog post, we’ll discuss how the Five Ls impact the performance and delivery of your Citrix applications and what actions you should take to improve performance in those areas. Special thanks to Ken Avram who originally compiled this content! Wire data analysis can provide you with real-time information about “the 5 Ls.

Enable Maintenance Mode on XenApp 6.5 App Servers

Starting from XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x we have maintenance mode option on the Citrix app servers directly. We can turn on or off the maintenance mode on the servers which will only disable Citrix sessions on those servers. RDP connection will still work on the faulty app server. In XenApp 6.5 appcenter, we can only disable logons to the servers which will also disable RDP access to the server. Using load evaluator, we can come around this issue and disable only Citrix logins, while making sure that RDP still works.

Citrix Docs

Citrix Logon Process XenDesktop 5 Logon Process XenDesktop 5 FAQ Best Practice XenDesktop with PVS XenDesktop 5 Reference Architecture Monitoring Citrix Infrastructure Operations Guide- Monitoring Communication ports used by Citrix Technologies Upgrade to XenApp 6 XenApp 5 Plugin for Hosted Apps INI(ICA) File Reference document Citrix XenApp FAQ XenServer_Technical_FAQ XenServer_610_Technical_FAQ Citrix Product Definitions XA - Windows 2008 R2 Optimization Guide_Final