XenApp 7.15 LTSR / XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR out!

XenApp 7.15 LTSR / XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is now available for download. (15. august)
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Long Term Service Release (LTSR) is the next LTSR after 7.6. For an overview of features that have been added since the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR release, click here.

Some new features that I will mention:

Local Host Cache
During a new installation of XenApp and XenDesktop, Local Host Cache is enabled by default. Connection leasing is disabled by default.

Application Failure monitoring. Director extends the Trends view with the Application Failures tab to display historical failures associated with published applications.

MCS supports generation 2 VMs
When using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager to provide VMs, you can now use Machine Creation Services (MCS) to provision generation 2 VMs.

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 7.15
After upgrading your VDAs from version 7.9, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, or 7.14 you do not need to update the machine catalog’s functional level.

You can download 7.15 from citrix.com

CUGtech Spring Norway has started

Today CUGtech Spring by Citrix User Group Norway has started with Masterclass session.

Tomorrow the main program starts and all other session. I going to have 2 session this CUG seminar. Hope you will enjoy them. Last work on presentation is soon done:

I’m in place in strömstad and hope to see you tonight or tomorrow.

Citrix Synergy – Keynote

Finally is Citrix Synergy here. Keynotes are finished and it time to summarize the highlights.

  • New XenApp & XenDesktop 7.14

Release Date: May 23, 2017

One of the biggest news it Multi-type licensing. Finally can you mix XenApp and XenDesktop license in same controller. After upgrade, you only need 2 DDC to host all your terminal-servers and VDIs.

Citrix Smart Tools formerly known as Citrix Lifecycle Management and Session Recording is now part of VDA installation.

For full list of new feature and fixes.

  • NetScaler Gateway Service from Citrix Cloud
  • Workspace IoT and SmartSpace, let your meeting room be intelligent.
  • Citrix App Layering – Formally known as Unidesk. Still not branded as Citrix, but now available to Citrix Customer.
  • Citrix Analytics is new function that do deep analytics of XenApp, XenDesktop. Big news that will help you to troubleshoot and find the security break

Citrix blog with all updates from both vision and technology keynotes.

Citrix Synergy next

Citrix Synergy starts in one week, are you ready? 

If you plan to attend #Citrixsynergy, maybe we meet, if not I will try to give an update of keynote most important part. 

My blog goes secure

Thanks to Buypass  for secure my website!

Why use Buypass and not an cheap company? Buypass is 100% norwegian and then also under Norwegian law. NSM recommend all norweigan companies to only use certificate from trusted World wide CAs.


På bakgrunn av dette anbefaler NSM at for norske systemer tilkoblet Internett, benyttes det digitale sertifikater utstedt av sertifikatutstedere som, i tillegg til å være internasjonalt anerkjent og forhåndsinstallert i de fleste systemer og enheter, også er underlagt norsk lovgivning. Til nå er det bare Buypass som tilbyr sertifikater utstedt av en PKI hvor hele sertifikatkjeden er i Norge og dermed underlagt norsk lov. NSM anbefaler derfor Buypass’ TLS-sertifikater.

For more information see Buypass homepage.

Citrix, Potential Sale Process?

Last days it has been a lot of news around Citrix and the Working with Goldman Sachs on Potential Sale Process. This has given Citrix Stock all-time high with more than 30 percent in the 12 months’ period. Citrix is on 82,02 USD pr. shares, valuing the company at about $13.1 billion. (Checked Wednesday morning CET)

Q42016 report from January show a revenue growth of 4 percent to $ 908 million dollar. What’s interesting to see is that Cloud (SaaS) revenue totalled $ 210 million in the same quarter. This show how fast Cloud is growing and why you need to follow the modern IT.

Will Microsoft go for an acquisition of Citrix?? Time Will show 🙂


Bloomberg article – (English)

Digi article – (Norwegian)


Pre-Populate Domain Name for Citrix Director

After installation is finish of Director and you browse to the site, you need to type username, password and domain:

To Pre-Populate Domain Name for Director you need to change some code.
This change will be reset back to default after upgrade of Director.

  1. Browse to this file and edit with notepad:


  2. Search for code line that start with:
    <asp:TextBox ID="Domain" runat="server" 
  3. Change code to this:
    <asp:TextBox ID="Domain" Text="Domain.local" readonly="true" runat="server"


Citrix article

Miss qfarm command?

After upgrade to 7.x, the famous qfarm command gone.

Qfarm was a nice tool to check health and load on all farm XenApp servers:

In 7.x server load is replaced with loadindex. Default Citrix loadindex only check number of users. I will recommend to also set this citrix policy:

To check loadindex, it can be done in Studio, Director and with PowerShell.


  1. Add new columns with Load Index
  2. Last columns will now show the load as you normal see in qfarm.


After login, choose Trends i top bar and then Load Evaluator Index


Add function inside a PS module that will load automatically and qfarm command is back 🙂

function qfarm
    if(!(Get-PSSnapin | Where-Object {$_.name -Like '*citrix*'}))
        Add-PSSnapin citrix*
    Get-BrokerMachine -AdminAddress servername.domain.local  –SessionSupport MultiSession –Property ‘HostedMachineName’,’LoadIndex’,’SessionCount’, 'InMaintenanceMode'