Welcome to a new cloud service from Citrix, the XenApp Express service that will soon be available from Microsoft Azure. At the same time, say goodbye to Azure RemoteApp as Microsoft start planning it’s deprecation within the next year.
There are multiple ways to perform backups and restores on NetScaler. Usually you perform those backups for disaster recovery if the NetScaler corrupts, or you are performing an upgrade to NetScaler. You can manually backup and restore NetScaler configurations using the GUI, CLI, or you can use Citrix Command Center and NetScaler MAS to perform automatic backups and manual restores.
Setting the CLI prompt on NetScaler can be used to provide warning messages to users such as Authorised users only or you could set a message of Use of this account to perform configurations is prohibited, please log off if for example you did not want anyone using the default nsroot account to make changes via CLI.
NetScaler Unified Gateway can help in the common situation where a user has to remember too many different URLs to access different web, SaaS, enterprise applications, file shares and so on. The Unified Gateway provides a user with a single URL to access all these different systems wether they are on-premise or within the cloud. Authentication is simplified also as rather than authenticating to different URLs, now you authenticate to one and Unified Gateway performs SSO to any backend application.
Did you know it is possible to access XenApp/XenDesktop applications and desktops straight from the Clientless Access portal when using NetScaler? This eliminates the need for users to click and open “Virtual App and Desktop Access” (part of Client Choices) since instead the resources are integrated right into the Clientless Access section.
Application Prelaunch is a feature that was available in XenApp 6.5, gone in FMA v7+ and now back again in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6. The goal of prelaunch is to “pre-prepare” a session in the background for a user when they launch Citrix Receiver for Windows so that when they do eventually click to launch the resource the prelaunch session is replaced with a regular session and startup time is much faster.