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What are the citrix reciver versions

Asked By: manu4citrix | Asked On: Oct 6th, 2014

Answered by: Sivakumar on: Oct 8th, 2014

The latest receiver version for Windows is 4.1.200

For all receiver versions, please refer the blog By Marcel Calef ""

What is the citrix XML service?

Asked By: tligon | Asked On: Nov 4th, 2010

Answered by: Anusha Katragadda on: Oct 2nd, 2014

Xml is a broker service between web interface and should be always up to publish applications and its port num is 80 or we can configure it to 8080

Answered by: Ramesh Nambaru on: Sep 27th, 2011

Citrix XML Service (CtxHttp) is installed as a service.

For application discovery and configuration information, XML service should be up and running

What are the different ports use in citrix

Asked By: sk_naresh | Asked On: Aug 16th, 2008

Answered by: Ratnesh Pandey on: Sep 12th, 2014

ICA -1494
IMA server - server - 2512
IMA server -client -2513
Session Reliability - 2598
Citrix License server -27000

Answered by: sateesh_wsa on: May 18th, 2009

Some Citrix Port Numbers 1494: This port is used by any client using the TCP protocol to communicate with the Presentation Server. You will need to open this port on your firewall for inbound connecti...

What will happen if data center goes down ?

Asked By: Lincyt Joseph | Asked On: Mar 20th, 2013

Answered by: Ajesh Ashokan on: Jul 28th, 2014

Nothing happens. If the data store is unreachable, the LHC contains enough information about the farm to allow normal operations for an indefinite period of time, if necessary. However, no new STATIC ...

Answered by: Santosh Reddy on: Jul 15th, 2014

If data center goes down, Local Host Cache (LHC) which stores the backup data stores of citrix will fire up and see the server functions normally upto 48 hours

Time out feature in citrix

Asked By: needvicky | Asked On: Dec 5th, 2011

What is ‘time out’ feature in citrix? How to enable this feature?

Answered by: Rocky on: Jun 25th, 2014

Two types of timeouts in Citrix:
1. Webinterface portal timeout (webinterface url will logoff) default 20min (WI and IIS)
2. Session timeout (application disconnection) this will be configured in xenapp servers (ICA-tcp or RDP-tcp properties) or GPO/local policy or XenApp policies.

Answered by: ganesh on: Feb 16th, 2012

There are two types of time out - WebInterface Time out & Time out from the XenApp servers. WebInterface time out is configured under web interface management console -> session preferences; 2) Serve...

Citrix messages

Asked By: needvicky | Asked On: Dec 5th, 2011

If any user getting error that ‘resources is unavailable in citrix than’ what will you do?

Answered by: Rocky on: Jun 25th, 2014

Check whether the applicaiton is disable
check the server load (qfarm /load)
check the xml service, if required restart it

Answered by: Vivek on: Dec 23rd, 2013

4) Check ICA-TCP connection if it is in down state or Listen state.
5) Check the load on server with qfarm load, if the load value is 10000 then server will not accept connection.

Launch citrix application

Asked By: sk_naresh | Asked On: Aug 16th, 2008

What you will check when any user is not able to launch citrix application?

Answered by: Harsha L P on: Jun 10th, 2014

Along with IMA service check the Citrix XML service. we need to identify first whether the issue is related to particular user or from server end. based on this start to troubleshoot

Answered by: jay on: Dec 9th, 2013

Check whether IMA service is started or not on xenapp servers.
check listening ports are working or not

What will be happen if data store down in citrix?

Asked By: needvicky | Asked On: Dec 5th, 2011

Answered by: Rocky on: Jun 8th, 2014

Users can able to access applications without any issues, But Citrix Admins cannot do any administration changes.

Answered by: Mahesh on: Apr 1st, 2014

If data store down in citrix means the existing users can access but new users cannot access until the data store is restored

What will be happen if citrix license server goes down?

Asked By: needvicky | Asked On: Dec 5th, 2011

Answered by: Rocky on: Jun 8th, 2014

Citrix License grace period is 30 days only(cps 4.5/6.5). uses can connect to citrix for 30days without any issues. (new or existing)

Citrix licensing Grace period will be calculate in Hours, i.e 720 Hrs. (30days)

Answered by: rajani on: Feb 28th, 2013

For Citrix 4.5 and 5.0 license grace period is 30days and 6.0 grace period is 90days. if license server down , only users who already have license they do not have problem but new users are cant able to get license.

Application not delivered?

Asked By: kiran.xa | Asked On: Mar 4th, 2014

10 issues on application not delivering ?

Answered by: Kiran on: Jun 3rd, 2014

1. Check for the IMA service state of the server where it has been installed and published 2. If any other application is published on the server, if yes is they to have the issue in launching 3. If h...

What will happen if data collector goes down?

Asked By: Lincyt Joseph | Asked On: Mar 20th, 2013

Answered by: Mahesh on: Apr 1st, 2014

If data collector goes down he another server will act as a data collector according to the zone data collector election process, which that server in session controller mode only. this server will act as a data collector by taking version or most preferred or by version of that server

Answered by: Shashi on: Dec 3rd, 2013

In 6.5 only controller can be a data collector, Session host cannot be data collector. If Data collector goes down this will prompt the preferred as DC.

note: If all Controller are down, Election process will be based on the highest host ID.

Citrix access gateway

Asked By: sk_naresh | Asked On: Aug 16th, 2008

What is citrix secure / access gateway and how its work?

Answered by: Jagdesh on: Jan 23rd, 2014

Access Gate way is universal ssl vpn appliances which provides secure connection between client devices and xenapp server or xen desktop environment.It also provides internal security from other netwo...

Answered by: Nitin Musale on: Oct 3rd, 2012

Citrix Access Gateway is a protected application access solution that provides administrators with granular application-level control and at the same time offers users with access from any location. ...

Slow logins

Asked By: tligon | Asked On: Nov 4th, 2010

A citrix xenapp administrator complains about multiple users experiencing slow logins across multiple xenapp servers. What question would you ask if you are allowed to ask only one question? Why?

Answered by: Vivek on: Dec 23rd, 2013

If login script, Group policy , roaming profile, server status is fine then there could be below mentioned reasons : - 1) Check with network team if there are any recent changes has been carried whic...

Answered by: Santosh on: Sep 7th, 2012

if your profile is managed by Roaming, then it can be the size of the roaming profile to copy to the MPS. also if the user LogonServer is away from the DC of the citrix, physically, it might take time...

How to check app server load

Asked By: Lincyt Joseph | Asked On: Mar 20th, 2013

How to check one server load if one app is installed on 50 xenapp servers

Answered by: mko on: Nov 27th, 2013


Answered by: SK on: Oct 13th, 2013

Qfarm /load servername

above command will give you load of the single server you want to know.

Why can it be difficult to clone a xenapp server?

Asked By: tligon | Asked On: Nov 4th, 2010

Answered by: Carlos Taveras on: Oct 31st, 2013

Because of the servers SID. You might have issues with that server communicating on the domain.

What is the name of the product citrix uses for licensing?

Asked By: tligon | Asked On: Nov 4th, 2010

Answered by: Mandar Pawaskar on: Oct 30th, 2013

Its flexlm licensing method

Answered by: Vish on: Jun 20th, 2012

Citrix Licensing product use the FLEXIm licensing technology

Citrix server

Asked By: sk_naresh | Asked On: Aug 16th, 2008

What are the console available to manage citrix server?

Answered by: ekka_naveen on: Oct 24th, 2013

XenApp has the following components:

Access Management Console
Presentation Server Console
Web Servers
License Management Console

Answered by: mahesh on: Jul 17th, 2013

1. Citrix Delivery services console
2. Citrix Web Interface Management
3. Citrix License console

What is the best way to manage user profiles and how do you implement it on the xenapp servers?

Asked By: tligon | Asked On: Nov 4th, 2010

Answered by: satish ch on: Oct 24th, 2013

We can manage profiles from Appsense

Answered by: Naveen kumar on: Sep 13th, 2013

We can mangae profile via Profile management & Folder redirection

Ica vs rdp

Asked By: smriti0001 | Asked On: Jun 14th, 2009

Why is ica that much faster than rdp ? What is the technological differences between the two?

Answered by: vikram on: Jul 26th, 2013

RDP: transfer complete frame and bandwidth depends on screen resolution,

ICA: create virtual channels(video,audio,print,keyboard& mouse updates) and transfers only screen updates
and bandwidth will less as keyboard and mouse click will be 10-15% of frame

Answered by: Arunava on: Aug 8th, 2012

ICA is a citrix communication protocol used to exchange data in a server environment. RDP is a windows terminal service protocol. ICA works on even low bandwidth connection at a minimum of 14.4kbps. I...

What is printer terminology in citrix?

Asked By: ramesh.sk86 | Asked On: Apr 23rd, 2013

Answered by: prasanth on: Jun 25th, 2013

Citrix Printing can be configured 3 ways (types)
1.Local Printing.
2. Network Printing
3.Client Printing

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