Citrix Product Name Change

Product Name changes: Citrix WorkspaceCitrix Workspace will become one unified, contextual, secure offering. Citrix Workspace offers a user-centric experience where everything you need to work is in one unified app, with access and performance made simple based on user context and IT-designed conditions. Citrix Workspace is composed of the following components depending on your edition […]

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XenApp 6.5 Features in XenApp & XenDesktop 7 : IMA to FMA

XenApp 6.5 has reached end of maintenance and with the end of life date only a few months away, migrating your existing 6.5 environment(s) to XenApp & XenDesktop 7 is highly recommended. This also means moving from the IMA architecture to FMA. In earlier 7.x versions, some 6.5/IMA features were not available, but rest assured, they were added throughout […]

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Server VDAs remain shutdown after schedule reboot

Symptoms or Error Intermittently few Server VDA’s remain shutdown and do not turn on automatically after scheduled reboot. On the Delivery Controller below series of events are logged: Event ID 3012 – Warning; “The Citrix Broker Service detected that power action ‘Shutdown’ (origin: Schedule) on virtual machine’domain\severname’ failed.” Event ID 3104 – Information; “The Citrix […]

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MCS Provisioning Scheme details explained

The process of creating machines in XenDesktop via MCS can be split into 2 sections. Provisioning Scheme Machine creation. Let us understand provisioning scheme step by step here: What is Provisioning Scheme? Provisioning Scheme can be seen as a “template‟ used to store the parameters and create the VMs. It includes details like the CPU […]

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Scalability and Elasticity differences

Scalability: “Increasing” the capacity to meet the “increasing” workload. Elasticity: “Increasing or reducing” the capacity to meet the “increasing or reducing” workload. Scalability: In a scaling environment, the available resources may exceed to meet the “future demands”. Elasticity: In the elastic environment, the available resources match the “current demands” as closely as possible. Scalability: Scalability adapts only to the “workload […]

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Is it needed to change installation mode to “install mode” for app installations on RDS servers?

Most of the apps today, comes with – an exe or an msi package inside the original exe. Once you run them, they extract contents of the original exe to a folder in temp directory and start installing from that folder. When you are installing an exe, we need to set installation mode to “install […]

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IMA Service Fails to Start and MFCOM Service is Unresponsive in Starting State

Symptoms or Error IMA Service fails to start and MFCOM Service is unresponsive in starting state. Event ID: 7024 The Independent Management Architecture service terminated with service-specific error: 2147483649 (0x80000001). – Or – The IMA service terminated with service-specific error: 2147483647 Solution Complete the following steps to resolve the issue: Stop the mfcom.exe service using […]

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