XenApp License acquisition error -18

Citrix XenApp license acquisition error (-18): Unable to acquire a license from (SERVER NAME) server. Please contact your system administrator. Event ID – 12306 | Source – CPS Licensing You may get that error when launching published Application or Desktop from Citrix XenApp 6.5. Why am I writing about it now? Because I encountered it recently and the setting that resolved this issue is not a very common fix for XenApp License acquisition error -18. The plan was to segregate licenses for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 1912 LTSR site and Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm by reallocating 600 concurrent (300 […]

Citrix Director 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration

Citrix Director 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration is the fifth article in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration Series. Following Topics are covered in this article SCOM Management Packs SSL Certificate Citrix Director 1912 LTSR Installation Disable “You are not using a secure Connection“ Bind SSL Certificate to HTTPS in IIS Citrix Director HTTP Redirect Google Analytics SCOM Management Packs Citrix SCOM Management Packs for XenApp and XenDesktop, Provisioning Services, and StoreFront have been phased out in 1912 LTSR. It means that after June 2020, you must remove any SCOM Management Pack from your Citrix […]

Delivery Controller 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration

Citrix Delivery Controller 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration is the second article in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration Series. Following Topics are covered in this article Prologue Preparation Install SSL Certificate for Citrix Broker Service Install vSphere Root and vCenter Server Certificate Installation and Configuration Binding SSL Certificate with Citrix Broker Service Add Administrators to the Studio Add Hosting Connection and Resources Create Machine Catalogs Create Delivery Groups Prologue The Citrix site I am going to create will be used by users of one region only. There are two Datacenters in two different cities […]

Citrix Storefront 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration

Citrix Storefront 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration is the third article in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1912 LTSR Installation and Configuration Series. Prologue The store I am going to create will be available for internal users only that’s why I am using Internal Certificate Authority for issuing the SSL certificate. I have created a custom Web-server template for Server Authentication that I will use for the enrollment. External users are supposed to connect to Citrix Storefront Store through VPN. If you have NetScaler or Citrix ADC then feel free to configure a gateway, and configure remote access settings […]

How to get Citrix Evaluation License

In this article, I will show you how to get Citrix Evaluation License and install it on a License Server using Citrix License Manager and Citrix License Administration Console. I downloaded Citrix License Server installer as a separate component of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR. Login to https://www.citrix.com/account/ and click on Preview/Betas – License Retrieval It will take some time to generate Citrix Evaluation license if this is the first time you are trying to download Citrix Evaluation License. Select Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Evaluation or any other option in the top row and click on […]

CVE-2019-19781 – What you should do and what’s happening around

On 17 December 2019, Citrix identified a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to perform arbitrary code execution in Citrix ADC (Application delivery Controller) or NetScaler ADC or NetScaler Gateway. This vulnerability affects Citrix ADC and VPX on any host/SDX. Further investigation by Citrix has shown that this issue also affects certain deployments of Citrix SDWAN, specifically Citrix SDWAN WANOP edition. The vulnerability has been assigned CVE number – CVE-2019-19781. Citrix has released mitigation steps that every customer with affected appliance should apply until a fixed refresh build is available. Keep track of the timelines at https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX267027 or you […]

Publishing Applications from Individual Servers in XenApp 7.x

Back in XenApp 6.5, publishing applications from Individual or a specific servers in Citrix XenApp was not a big deal but Citrix discontinued that along with other options in XenApp 7.x (7.0 – 7.11). In XenApp 7.12, Citrix resurrected that option but not exactly similar to 6.5. You might have been using Tags to create Power management schedules, restricting desktop launches to certain machines within a Delivery group or to filter Citrix Policies based on tags attached to Virtual Machines. Now you can leverage tags to force applications to open only from tagged machines within a Delivery Group with the […]

Print Server Migration to Microsoft Azure

Migration of Print Server or Citrix Universal Print Server to a public cloud like Microsoft Azure is no different from the migration of print queues between two on-premises print servers within or across DataCenters. A public cloud offering like Microsoft Azure allows you to either migrate the print server from on-premises to an Azure region with the help of ASR (Azure Site Recovery) or export-import of print queues from an on-premises print server to a print server VM in Azure. ASR should be your first choice, as it will migrate the whole VM from on-premises to Azure. All you have […]

File Type Association in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

File type association is a process of attaching an extension (.txt) with a handler (notepad.exe). File Type Association in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop is no different from windows operating system. In this article, we will see how to use Citrix WEM (Workspace Environment Manager) to configure per user FTA. I will also share some other methods like GPO, Logon Scripts, etc. The easiest and hassle free method to configure FTA is through GPO. All you have to do is export FTAs using DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and push the Default Association Configuration File using a Group Policy Object. […]