Archive | August, 2011

Connection timed out (0x4c126035) Connecting to vDisk on Citrix Provisioning Services Server

August 15, 2011

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In Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1, when setting a new device to boot from vDisk using XenServer 5.6 SP2, the following error was received (Figure 1): Could not boot from filename “ardpb32.bin”: Connection timed out (0x4c126035) Performing a search via an Internet search engine returned various solutions for older versions of XenServer and also recommendations […]

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Learning to Install Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0

August 12, 2011

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Portable Document Format (PDF) files are a popular way to transfer documents between computer users.  A PDF file retains formatting for the file being transferred.  There are over 600 free viewers available on http://www.download.com which allow the viewing of PDF files. In this article, you will learn: how to sign up to distribute the free […]

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How do I change the Client Drive Remapping Letter from V to another Letter?

August 12, 2011

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During the design phase of a XenApp server installation, a common question is whether to remap the server’s drive letters.  If a server has one hard drive partition and one CD-ROM drive the driver letters assigned by Windows are C and D respectively.  The Accidental Citrix Admin may find his users confused when they go […]

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A Connection Could Not Be Established With The Specified Database when Setting Up Citrix XenApp Configuration Logging

August 8, 2011

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When executing the “Configure Database” wizard for a XenApp farm, the following error is given (Figure 1): A connection could not be established with the specified database Unknown error occurred: error code 0x8200003e

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 – Behind The Scenes

August 4, 2011

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WHEW!!! I honestly never thought I would get the PVS and XenApp article completed. I swear, if you put ten Citrix Consultants in a room you will get, at a minimum, 50 different viewpoints on how PVS should be installed, configured and maintained. This three-part series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) started out to […]

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Welcome

August 4, 2011

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Hello, faithful readers.  After writing for dabcc.com for 2.5 years, I have returned to my roots at CarlWebster.com, home of the Accidental Citrix Admin. I truly enjoyed writing for DABCC. It was a blast. But a new party has begun at CarlWebster.com (and Joe Shonk is paying for the drinks <grin>).  So stay tuned to […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 3 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Prepare the Master Image for Updating In Part 2, you learned how to: Create a master image, Create a vDisk in PVS for the master image, Install Target Device software, Use XenAppPrep, Download XenConvert, Optimize a master image, Use XenConvert, and Test streaming a new image. In this Part 3, you will learn how to: […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 2 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Creating the Master Image In Part 1, you learned how to: Prepare to install PVS, Install PVS 5.6 SP1, and Perform basic configuration of PVS 5.6 SP1. In this Part, you will learn how to: Create a master image, Create a vDisk in PVS for the master image, Install Target Device software, Use XenAppPrep, Download […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix Provisioning Services and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 Part 1 of 3

August 4, 2011

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Building servers manually — that means one at a time – is a long-standing and honorable tradition in Information Technology (IT) organizations.  And it needs to stop! There are many issues that can arise when manually building servers. However, one of the most dangerous and insidious problems is that inconsistencies in those server builds are […]

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