Category Archives: Citrix XenDesktop

Fix for Citrix Receiver error “Connection established. Negotiating capabilities…"

When configuring Citrix XenDesktop’s VM Hosted App functionality the connection to the app would hang on “Connection established. Negotiating capabilities…”   I tried several solutions: 1) Change the permissions on HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSLicensing as described in this article: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123816 2) Delete the … Continue reading

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XenDesktop VDA installation fails in Component Initialization step

During the installation of the XenDesktop VDA on a Windows 2008 R2 server, the installation fails with error: Failed to configure component ‘Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection’ because it is not installed   More details are available:     After going … Continue reading

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How to fix XenDesktop FullAdmin or MachineAdmin permission required

When creating VDI desktops from the Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) console using the XenDesktop Setup Wizard, the following error can occur: XenDesktop FullAdmin or MachineAdmin permission required   This can be solved by starting the PVS console or log on … Continue reading

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No Host resources visible in Citrix Provisioning Services

When creating new machines from Citrix Provisioning Services, the XenDesktop Host window shows no resources: This can be solved by specifying which storage to use within Citrix XenDesktop. Open the XenDesktop Studio   Navigate to Hosting Click on Add Connection … Continue reading

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How to trust the VMware vCenter 5.5 self signed certificate for XenDesktop 7.5

The vCenter 5.5 installation creates a self signed certificate. Best practice is to replace it with an external trusted certificate. But if you do not want to pay any money for a certificate or just want to use the self … Continue reading

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Force a restart if Disconnected session timer interval doesn’t work

In XenDesktop 5.6 there is a feature call: Disconnected session time interval which causes desktops to logoff after a specified amount of disconnect time. This is a nice feature but doesn’t always work well when there are applications that require … Continue reading

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Citrix Receiver 4.1 Prefer keyword examples

If an end user is working on a Citrix published Desktop and they start a published application from the Receiver, a new Citrix session is started. This isn’t desirable from a licensing perspective and it also slows down application start … Continue reading

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