Release January 8, 2019—KB4480970 (Monthly Rollup) for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 has Known issues that give you BIG problem.
Out of all the problem, i will cover two of them:
1. SMBv2 stops workling
Symptom from Microsoft
SMBv2 could not be connected anymore after installing this patch. The admins with networks using SMBv2 shares are reporting the bug.
2. Network interface controller may stop working
Symptom from Microsoft
After you apply this update, the network interface controller may stop working on some client software configurations. This occurs because of an issue related to a missing file, oem.inf. The exact problematic configurations are currently unknown.
After upgraded to Safari 12, Citrix Workspace App and Citrix Receiver do not start *.ica files any more.
To correct this problem, you need to change the web.config on all Storefront servers.
For StoreFront deployments, modify web.config under the Receiver for Web (RfWeb) site (typically C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\StoreWeb) to activate the Citrix Receiver Launcher / Citrix Workspace App Launcher for Safari 12 and later.
1. Open web.config using your preferred text editor and locate the line : <protocolHandler enabled=”true” platforms=”(Macintosh|Windows NT).*((Firefox/((5[2-9]|[0-9])|\d\d\d))|(Chrome/((4[2-9]|[0-9])|\d\d\d)))” skipDoubleHopCheckWhenDisabled=”false” />
2. The value of the platforms attribute is a regular expression specifying the browsers that Citrix Receiver Launcher is used for client detection and HDX launches. Change the regular expression to:
After some days of troubleshooting with WEM and Start Menu has I found 2 problem and solution other also maybe need.
Problem 1: Start Menu icons missing for user:
Users may see blank tiles/icons in the Start Menu or the Start Menu corrupted in their published desktops when User Profile Management shipped with VDA 7.15 LTSR CU1/CU2/7.16/7.17 is enabled for user profile roaming.
This missing icons issue happens with second or subsequent logins, and may occur intermittently. The issue is not observed with VDA 7.15.
This article is for Server 2012R2, 2016 and Windows 10.
Solution: [Workaround #1] – Works with Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 VDA
Configure the policy “Directories to synchronize” and add the folder “AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches”. [Workaround #2]
Remove the Start menu redirection policy and Apply the below registry via policy at every logon:
Finally, XS support VLAN on MGMT interface. This has been in place since XS 7.3 (latest now is 7.4) This will open for using two 10GB interface for both MGMT and virtual machine traffic. Before 7.3 XenServer, it was required a dedicated interface for management.
This article from Citrix introduces the configuration details of using tagged VLAN network on management interface on different use scenarios.
Citrix WEM (Workspace Environment Management) is absolute an software that everyone should look into. To get WEM to work perfect and give you and the users an effect, use of template will help you alot. Citrix include Default Recommended Settings.
To get a flying start on the application and tuning, James Kindon at WEM Hydration Kit has a collection of Applications, File System and Registry Actions that can be imported to WEM.