Sunday, March 29, 2015

Should I upgrade to XenApp 7.6 ?

Are you confused about upgrading your existing XenApp 6.5 infrastructure to new XenApp 7.6?                           

Did someone told you that XenApp 7.6 doesn’t have all the feature of XenApp 6.5 hence don’t upgrade ? Well I tried answering by asking  you 7 question which will help you take decision. Please watch the video

Monday, March 16, 2015

I am Apple Phone whereas my competitor is 1990’s phone

This blog has been inspired by below tweet.


Let’s step back and think about Apple iPhone and 1990s phone. Apple iPhone is innovative no doubt but then parameter was set for Apple iPhone by 1990s Phone. Till date and beyond today as well ,Citrix will remain your benchmark . You get feature why because Citrix have it and you claim as if you have invented fire? Grow up Mister.

Now let me  quote some of your Apple iPhone users feedback on your blog  Deciding Between VMware Horizon 6 and Citrix XenDesktop? 

A) Guy by name Steve wrote


B) Someone who conducted POC for both Apple iPhone and 1990’s  phone wrote: image

C) Person by name Ralph Owens wrote


Before someone pour their experience about your Apple innovation, you decided to close the comment


Now lets take newly innovated Horizon 6.1 : This is your innovation and we had been supporting this since this from the release of  Windows 2008R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Support
  • You cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 desktop, or you encounter a black screen the first time that you use Horizon Client, even though the desktop that you are connecting to is in the Available state.
    Workaround: Shut down and power on the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machine. When the desktop is in the Available state, try to connect again. Note: Resetting or restarting the virtual machine does not solve this problem. You must shut down the virtual machine first and then power it back on.

You were innovating fire but then Citrix already did that Smile with tongue out  . For shake of tweeting if you are tweeting then let me tell you Social Media is very powerful tool and doesn’t buy BS.

Friday, March 13, 2015

How to enable “Share file instead of Copying it “ for VMM

I came across many deployment and keep forgetting it how to enable “Share file instead of copying it ” option for VMM. Yes I know Microsoft Article explain how to do this but missing screenshot Smile .


Provided that all the library share has been setup perfectly , when we try to share the ISO instead of mounting we get following error message

“Error (12700)
VMM cannot complete the host operation on the server because of the error: 'xyz' failed to add device 'Virtual CD/DVD Disk'. (Virtual machine ID 86AF5EBE-0B3D-4075-8BF2-DA7117C54322)

'xyz': User account does not have permission required to open attachment '\\Mxyz\DataStore\ISO\XenApp_and_XenDesktop7_6.iso'. Error: 'General access denied error' (0x80070005). (Virtual machine ID 86AF5EBE-0B3D-4075-8BF2-DA7117C54322)
Unknown error (0x8001)

Recommended Action
Resolve the host issue and then try the operation again.”

We need to give access to VMM server for all the node. Select the Hyper V node and then choose “Use any authentication protocol” and add services.


Select VMM server as computer name. This will list CIFS share.


We need to repeat this step for all the node