Category Archives: Citrix

Slow Citrix Reconnects from Windows Embedded Thin Client

Thin clients, based on Windows 7 Embedded, which I could only access remotely via VNC, were experiencing very slow Citrix reconnect times (15 seconds) The thin clients had a 3rd party single sign on component, Imprivata, that replaced the normal … Continue reading

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Case of the Missing Printer Ports

A Citrix environment had both Windows Server 2008 R2 published desktops and Windows 7 SP1  VDIs On the Windows 7 VDIs the ports tab on printers added via a print server was always empty. We did a quick comparison between … Continue reading

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Case of the Word Scroll Hangs in Citrix

A simple one page document was causing Word to freeze on opening, and if it ever did open, attempting to use scroll bar caused some parts of a background image to appear intermittently. 3 dump files were collected using Task … Continue reading

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Case of the IE Hangs-Citrix HDX Flash Redirection

To start with I wanted to capture IE hangs properly. In modern versions of Internet before you capture hang dumps you ideally want to set the TabProcGrowth value to 0 under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main This will force IE to put all … Continue reading

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Case of the DllHost.exe Crash

A problem case had been going on for sometime about DllHost.exe crashing, aka COM Surrogate Host across many Citrix Servers. There were about 1200 crashes a week. We set up a server setup to capture dmp files on application crash. … Continue reading

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Case of the Hung WPF Applications

When I RDP’d into a Windows 7 x64 machine I noticed WPF applications were hanging.  With some more testing I found any .NET 3.5 WPF app would hang at Window creation. I event tested a blank WPF project with no … Continue reading

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Case of the MacOS Finder Non-Stop Crashing

95% of the time I run Windows 8 on my MacBook Air, but for music stuff or iOS dev I boot back into MacOS Mountain Lion. So one day I log into MacOS and every 5 seconds Finder crashed, lost … Continue reading

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