It is very common especially in the banking, insurance and government sectors to find numerous legacy applications still needing older Internet Explorer versions. Typical example is certain modules of core banking software. This is even more painful when some of the organizations try to rollout … Continue reading Running IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 on MacOS at the same time using VMware Fusion!
Introduction One of my customers asked me about migrating Horizon linked clones (with persistent disks) from one Nutanix cluster to another. Traditional way of doing this is to detach the persistent disks and then recreate the persistent desktops as documented below. https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2086416 But if the … Continue reading Migrating Desktops with Persistent disks to new VMware Cluster and Desktop Pool
There has not been a single week at VMware so far that I have not been asked to clarify vSphere for Desktop licensing. Last week, two of Singapore’s biggest FSI customers contacted me on exactly this. I thought it will be a good idea to … Continue reading Simplifying(hopefully) vSphere for Desktop licensing
One of the features of Horizon 7 is the ability to redirect USB and Client Drives as Read-only. This is extremely useful for customers who are security conscious and do not want users to modify files on drives or usb devices connected to the endpoint … Continue reading READONLY USB and Client Drive Redirection in Horizon 7
Recently I had a high profile customer having a terrible connection experience launching ICA sessions. I checked the usual suspects like connection timeouts, disabling session reliability, checking for NAT settings and so on. No improvement. However one thing I observed was launching the ICA session from … Continue reading Launching an ICA session takes forever – Stuck at Connecting
On my recently completed project, I spent quite a bit of time debugging Storefront as I missed seemingly irrelevant but important practices. I also burnt my fingers few times because I failed to fully understand the basic principles of a redundant and fault tolerant Storefront … Continue reading Citrix StoreFront – Few good things
Installing XenApp throws Error 1603 and breaks the installation midway. The Citrix website points to http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132117 but I strongly suggest check for the following before doing that. If you are installing XenApp 6.5 on Windows 2008 Server R2, please ensure that the following services are … Continue reading XenApp installation throws 603 Error Message