Category Archives: XenDesktop

Xendesktop 7.5 – cannot connect to the vcenter server due to a certificate error

This is a repeat of one of my previous blog. The intention to re-write the blog is for following reasons: The issue still persists with the latest version of XenDesktop Edition i.e. 7.5 with Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. The … Continue reading

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Xendesktop 7.5 – delivery controller and other options grayed out (disabled) in the installer GUI

Scenario Recently, when I was trying out the fresh & shiny 7.5 version of Xendesktop, I stumbled on this very basic yet worth highlighting moment, to avoid unnecessary troubleshooting and for a faster POC (especially for first-timers / beginners). This comes … Continue reading

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How to: Enable HTML5 in XenDesktop 7 to access Virtual Desktops from a HTML5-enabled web browser

Step1: Enable Receiver for HTML5 in Citrix StoreFront Please follow the steps to enable Receiver for HTML5 in XenDesktop 7 environment. This is achieved by logging (RDP) to your Delivery Controller and using the Citrix StoreFront management console. Either accessing … Continue reading

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XenDesktop Studio error: The infrastructure is not responding…

Scenario For the first time when you run the Site Configuration wizard in the Desktop Studio management console, at a point where you need to set the Host Connection, you provide your hypervisor information (in this case, it is VMware … Continue reading

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vCenter default SSL certificate : Install Certificate is either not present or greyed out

Scenario When you try to import the vCenter Server default SSL certificate into the physical store of the XenDesktop Controller machine, you may find the ‘Install Certificate’ button either not present in the View Certificate window or is greyed out. … Continue reading

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XenDesktop on vSphere error : The Hypervisor could not be contacted

Scenario For the first time when you run the Site Configuration wizard in the Desktop Studio management console, at a point where you need to set the Host Connection, you provide your hypervisor information (in this case, it is VMware … Continue reading

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Tackling first-run, first-time user prompts by Office customization tool (OCT) and Office ADAM templates

This topic popped up in my mind while working with LoginVSI (the benchmarking tool for VDI) wherein the script that simulates a task worker environment in virtual desktops (horizon view, xendesktop etc.) stuck at the first run prompts (recommended settings, … Continue reading

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