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How to fix Citrix Receiver random pops up

receiver-x1-iconCitrix Receiver is important part of every XenApp or XenDesktop architecture. It has to be installed on the device from which user would like to launch Citrix resources. This is why it is important to keep it running all the time without testing limits of user patience. Recently I was reported problem with Citrix Receiver window pops up randomly like every 5 minutes. The first quick solution I thought about was to reinstall the plugin on user PC. But it of course didn’t work even though I used Receiver Clean-up Utility. I did check on Citrix forums and it occurred that this problem was happening in many different companies and there was no universal fix to that problem. So I did the troubleshooting by myself. After few attempts I finally found the root cause of Citrix Receiver pop up. It occurred that there were some orphaned entries in Citrix Receiver registry pointing to the Citrix resources that were not available anymore on my Citrix XenApp farm. Still Receiver was trying to check that and every 5 minutes was trying to refresh application list for user. And this caused a pop up of Receiver window. Continue reading

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Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 2 released

fp1On 30th of June Citrix released a lot of new updates to their existing products. One of them is new Feature Pack 2 for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6. It was already announced during Citrix Synergy 2015 in Orlando.

You can download Feature Pack 2 from the below link:

https://www.citrix.com.pl/downloads/xenapp.html

You have to log in with you MyCitrix account to be able to download. Additionally you might need to contact Customer Services to get access to e.g. Platinum Edition. Continue reading


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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 3 released!

fp1Yesterday, 30th of June, Citrix released Feature Pack 3 for XenApp 6.5. You can download it from the Citrix site:

https://www.citrix.com.pl/downloads/xenapp.html

As you see on the picture you might need to contact Customer Service support from Citrix to get access to that download. I was able to download only Advanced Edition which should be available for everyone. Not sure if any other components are included in the Platinum Edition.

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