Apr 282015

Today I’ve tried to install the new Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on a Citrix environment. Everything worked fine as an administrator but the application didn’t launch when I started it as a user. After a short investigation I found the program started fine when AppSense whas disabled. After some Googling I found a similar problem with AppSense EM 8.1 and an older Acrobat Reader version.

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Mar 042015

This is a simple guide to set the default font in an enterprise environment for Office 2013 with AppSense Environment Manager.
At the end of the guide you can optionally download a template for AppSense.
—Please let me know if this post was helpful or you encountered any challenges….



How it`s done:

Word 2013: Registry and file
Powerpoint 2013: File
Excel 2013: Registry
Outlook 2013: Registry

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Feb 242015

Windows 8.1 / 2012r2 has a nice quick access menu with a lot of handy shortcuts. You can access it with Win + X or rightclick on the start button.


It isn’t possible to manage this through policies. If you disable access to certain parts of the OS for users they will still see them in the quick access menu. They just won’t work when you click on them. So I found a way to clean it up with help of AppSense Environment Manager.

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Aug 212013

While building a new Citrix XenApp 6.5 environment we got some weird messages in the Application Manager Logging. Every time someone logged in some random dll’s were blocked with names like t3j5irzu.dll.

I’ve used Process Monitor from the sysinternals suite to search which process was creating this dll’s. I’ve started process monitor as an administrator and logged on to the XenApp desktop with a test user.

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Jun 182013

Note 1: When you want to update to SP1 or SP2 without the Full Media installer and use the separate MSI packages the Management Server website will not be updated with the new client links. This means that you can not download the new clients from this site, only the old one. There is a feature request for this at Appsense (ID0001729).

The procedure to install a servicepack is not included in the Upgrade guide from Appsense. Service Pack 1 contains an update for Environment Manager  and the Application Virtualization Agent.

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