Securing DDC XML Broker communication over HTTPS

For Citrix StoreFront and Delivery Controller communication, you need to specify XML service broker communication to travel over HTTPS or HTTP and specify a port such as 80 or 443. The XML service is used for application and desktop resource enumeration including handling user name and password data from StoreFront to DDCs.

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Installing XenApp 7.6 Guide

This guide walks through installing XenApp 7.6 in a test environment. No additional configuration is performed.

My setup is as follows:

  • Storefront – StoreFront Server
  • DDC – Delivery Controller
  • Studio – Studio and License Server on the same machine
  • Director – Citrix Director

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Citrix maintenance mode via PowerShell

This is a task you will have likely carried out, on a regular basis during your day to day Citrix farm administration. You have Citrix VDA machines that you need to put in maintenance mod. Maybe it’s one machine, maybe it’s a dozen. The reasons can be to carry out maintenance, or upgrades. Whatever the reason, yes you can do it via Studio, but what about PowerShell?

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Command Line install of Citrix Receiver for Windows

With the current version of Citrix Receiver for Windows at the time of this writing being 4.5, I will talk about some of the command line advanced command line install options available which allow you to be more precise and customisable with your Citrix Receiver installs.

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Allow users to change password via Receiver for Web

With the default installation of XenApp/Desktop 7.5+ by default, users cannot change their own passwords via Receiver for Web.

The StoreFront console provides an administrator with three options for managing passwords;

1. Never (enabled by default)
2. When expired (users will only be prompted when their password has expired)
3. At any time (users can freely change their password at any time)

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