NITCtxPatcher a patchmanager for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x

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The NITCtxPatchManager is back, after some changes from Citrix on the website. Finally, it is so far. Version 1.1.2 is created. Now with Support for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.7 and 7.6 SP3. You can detect the superseded hotfixes now with the report function. 

Do you search for a version for XenApp 6.x ? Go to this blog post >here<

From now comments are closed to this article. Please uses the >support forum< for questions, problems and suggestions. Search for patches on the Citrix website is a lot of work. 10 sites with 10 patches on every site only for XenDesktop 7.6. Therefore, I have decided to build a patching tool and patchmanager for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x. We created this application to download all hotfixes and LIMITED hotfixes.

This is the first Release with all features. This tool can save a lot of work. Maybe even a few days in the year for an administrator and it is a real Timesaver Eric from Xenappblog.com has written a nice contribution to this: Automate Citrix Hotfix Installation Together With Feature Packs

Direct downlaod latest Version 1.2.0

Please also note our other tool for Citrix :AppBot, a Citrix Application Streaming (CAS or XenApp Streaming) to App-V 5 and MSI Converter:Appbot

NITCtxPatcher-1.2

Requirements

Features

  • Fast select and download Patches for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1 and higher
  • Fast select and download LIMITED Patches for XenApp/Desktop 7.1 and higher with one click
  • Automatic detect superseded patches
  • Automatic download LIMITED Patches
  • Generate silent installation scripts for your patches
  • Proxy support
  • Support for an automatic Mycitrix login
  • Html Reports for you downloaded patches
  • Unzip Hotfix archives (for example the DDC and the Citrix Studio)
  • Run custom Scripts after the download
  • Command line support
  • Full silent run of the tool

Short documentation

Download and signature

The installation sources and this documentation can be downloaded on this web page. 

Download

 First you can check the signature of the Installer. NITCtxPatcher is a signed MSI and also the exe file in the Installer. To check the signature press with the right mouse button on the MSI and select properties.

Signature Andreas Nick

 Signature2

 Installation

1.) Start the Installer NITCtxPatcher1.0.0.msi with a double-click

Installer

2.) Click Install

Silent installation

The following command launches a silent installation for the NITCtxPatcher:

Msiexec.exe /I NITCtxPatcher1.0.0.msi /qb

The installer is for a 32 Bit Application and the default Path is “C:\Program Files (x86)\NITCtxPatcher”

You can change the installation with the msivariable “APPLICATIONROOTDIRECTORY “ to your own location:

Msiexec.exe /I NITCtxPatcher1.0.0.msi APPLICATIONROOTDIRECTORY= /qb

For example:

Msiexec.exe /I NITCtxPatcher1.0.0.msi APPLICATIONROOTDIRECTORY=”C:\MyApplicationfolder” /qb

 Search and download Patches

1.) Start the application over the desktop or start menu shortcut
2.) Select your filter options
3.) Klick the “Search” button

 SelectPatches

You can select any combination for the filter and download all together.

  • IMPORTANT: 32/64 Bit –select one both, if you like
  • “Citrix GPM” Group Policy Management Console
  • “DStudio” Patches for the Desktop Studio
  • “VDA TS” VDA Core Services for Terminalserver
  • “VDA WS” VDA Core Services for Desktops
  • “UPS Server/Client” for the Universal Print Server
  • “DDC” for Delivery Controller patches
  • “POTH” for the Citrix PowerShell Module
  • “MISA” Machine Identity Service Agent
  • “Director” Hotfixes for the Citrix Director
  • “Other” all other patches. Maybe later with a own checkbox (please mail me your suggestion’s)

 if no checkbox is selected, the tool shows all patches

Download the patches

The download launches after the pressure the "start download" button

 NitCtxPatcher patch download

 After end of the download äffnet a window with the clipboard path. This is by default

“%TEMP %\NitCtxPatches \<XA/XDVersion>”

The path can be changed in the configuration settings.

In the log file “NITCtxPatch.log” are found information’s about whether everything has functioned perfectly.

DlFolder

Create a Report

A new feature since version 0.94 is the possibility for the report production. An abstract is created for all clicked patch. You can see which functions are patched and what was replaced. Example Report : http://www.software-virtualisierung.de/whitepapers/finish/4-dokumente/67-citrix-patch-report-example/0.html

The Button “Full report” create a report for all patches (selected and unselected).

 NITCtxPatcher Report

The NITCtxPatcher create a new tooltip for every entry in the report view.

NITCtxPatcher-Tooltip

 Proxy and account configuration

The account settigs administer proxy and mycitrix account. We had big problems with different Proxy to servers. Tord Bergset from Norway has helped very much. I hope, now the problems are removed with all Proxyservern

NitCtxPatcher Proxy

1) Set a MyCitrix account for access to the limited patches. Every password is stored encrypted in the config file.
2) Settings for your proxy server
3) Use the system wide default authentication. Maybe for a Active Directory authentication
4) Proxy username and password

 Settings for download

Here some general settings are to be found for the Script generator and the automatic download

NitCtxPatcher Patch

1.) “Autoselect Limited” – select automatic all LIMITED Patches for a download. Please, with care are of use and exactly read what the patch makes.
2.) “Overwrite existing Patches” – overwrite every time the file in the patch repository
3.) “Delete superseded from repository” - if the tool an old, not more to valid ones patch in the repository finds, this is deleted
4.) “Download only” - this tool can create a silent installation script after the download. This is activated here
5.) “Switch norestart” - The installation script set an no restart entry for every file. Many patches want a restart after the installation. To ignore this can function, however, does not have to go.

Every Zip archive is automatically unpacked and especially integrated in silent script. Here at the example of Hotfix 2 for the Citrix DDC

@echo off
@echo ##############################################################
@echo #  Silent Patch CMD                                          #
@echo #  Generated with NITCtxPatcher                              #
@echo #  A.Nick http://www.software-virtualisierung.de             #
@echo ##############################################################
@echo.
@echo 1. Do not start this script in an ICA or RDP session
@echo 2. you need to carefully test this script
@echo    Most Citrix patches require a reboot!
@echo 3. Use this script at your own risk
@echo.
@echo Silent Script for XenDesktop_7.6
@echo.
set hotfixpath=%~dp0
change user /install
@echo  -------------------------------------------------------------
@echo  Install Hotfix  http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX142439
@echo  -------------------------------------------------------------
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\BrokerSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\BrokerSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\ConfigMgrWOL760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\ConfigMgrWOL760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\HostSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\HostSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\MCSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\MCSrvc760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\MonitorPSSI760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /i "%hotfixpath%XA_XD_760_Controller_X64_HFs_2\MonitorPSSI760WX64002.msi" /qb /passive /norestart
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
 

 Common settings

 Here are other general settings.

GeneralSettings

1.) Temp repository can change the default location for the patch repository. This setting is also stored in the configuration file.
2.) “Copy result” Create a copy of the “selected” patches to a own location. in repository remain all patches. Copy delete the output folder! Give so better here no C:\!
3.) “Delete repository after copy” – delete the temp repository with all you patches. Maybe to cleanup every time
4.) Run powershell – run an own powershell after the download.

Run own scripts

Trond from Xenappblog has written an article to our tool. And here the question about to integrate the whole in the Automation Framework from xenappblog.com.

http://xenappblog.com/2015/automate-citrix-hotfix-installation/

From the commands:

Wouldn’t it be great if the NITCTXPatcher tool would provide a method to automatically download all the hotfixes these folders used by the Automation Framework:

DDC\32
DDC\64
VDA\Desktop\32
VDA\Desktop\64
VDA\Server\32
VDA\Server\64

My solution is to allow own scripts. And I have written an example script. This script is installed with the tool. Please, yours sends me scripts if have ideas for it. With pleasure also own Installation scripts. I will integrate this with and mention your name in the appendix!

All scripts are stored in the application folder C:\Program Files (x86)\NITCtxPatcher\scripts

his execution of Powershell scripts scripts must be permitted on the system.

Set-executionpolicy –executionpolicy remotesigned

You can place there your own script. This are only examples . Today untested!

<#
	.SYNOPSIS
		Copy content from the patch download to a XenAppBlog Framework folder after patch download
#>
$Basefolder = "$ENV:TEMP\CtxPatches\XenDesktop_7.6"
#$CopyTo = "\\YOURSERVER\Patches"
$CopyTo = "C:\temp\patches"
function xBlogCopy {
    <#
    	.SYNOPSIS
    		Create destination folder and copy all patches
    	.PARAMETER  $source
            Path to a folder
    	.PARAMETER  $destination
    		Path to a folder
    	.EXAMPLE
    		Get-Something -ParameterA 'One value' -ParameterB 32
    #>
    
    param (
        [String] $source,
        [String] $destination
    )
    
    if (Test-Path "$source") {
        if (Test-Path "$destination") {
            Remove-Item "$destination" -Force
        }
        New-Item "$destination" -Type directory -Force
        copy  "$source\*" "$destination\"
    }
}
xBlogCopy -source "$Basefolder\VDAWS32Bit" -destination "$CopyTo\VDA\Desktop\32"
xBlogCopy -source "$Basefolder\VDAWS64Bit" -destination "$CopyTo\VDA\Desktop\64"
#.....
xBlogCopy -source "$Basefolder\VDATS64Bit" -destination "$CopyTo\VDA\Server\64"

 

Configuration file

The configuration for a „download action“ is stored in a single xml file. Password settings are encrypted with a secure key in the application. You can save a own config file to another location for „special“ jobs. Download silent VDA Wokstation/Desktop patches for example.

The default configuration file and the last settings are stored here:

%APPDATA%\NITCTXPatcher\ NITCtxPatcherConfig.xml

The patcher save automatic every time you start a download.



False
True
False
....
76492d1116743f0423413b16050a5345MgB8AE8AQgBqAC8AdABwAHMAZgBIAEEAYgBDAFAAYgBRAGcA.....NgBmADEAMgBhAGUAMgA5AGYANwAzAGIAYwA1AGEAMgA1ADQAZQA2ADkAYgAxADYAZgBiADk...gBkAGQAMwA=

Commandline

Version 1.0 has a commandline support. This means, the tool can be executed with a configuration file silent.

Commandline syntax :: NITCTXPatcher.exe -config

Full Silent mode :: -silent
Hidden gui :: -nogui

Create an automatic silent installation

1. Create an own config file. Check all the checkboxes you need. For example VDAWS, 64 bit, Silent Script
2. Save the xml config file over “Save as” on your own location
3. Create a batch or powershell with NITCTXPatcher.exe –config -silent
4. Schedule your script

NITCtxPatcher can create a silent script for a patch installation. You can schedule the script for your servers.

We will soon publish a service, exactly those surrendered can take over!

Silent installation for XenDesktop 7.6 VDA Workstation with all limited patches 64 Bit

@echo off
@echo ##############################################################
@echo # Silent Patch CMD #
@echo # Generated with NITCtxPatcher #
@echo # A.Nick http://www.software-virtualisierung.de #
@echo ##############################################################
@echo.
@echo 1. Do not start this script in an ICA or RDP session
@echo 2. you need to carefully test this script
@echo Most Citrix patches require a reboot!
@echo 3. Use this script at your own risk
@echo.
@echo MSI RETRUNCODE 3010 - MSI_MSP_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED
@echo MSI RETURNCODE 1612 - MSI_MSP_INSTALL_SOURCE_ABSENT
SET BASEKEY=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall > NUL
if %errorlevel%==0 SET BASEKEY=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
@echo.
@echo.
@echo Silent Script for XenDesktop_7.6
@echo.
pushd %~dp0
reg query "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64043" 2>NUL >NUL
if %errorlevel%==0 echo ICATS760WX64043.msp is already installed. View: "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64043"
if %errorlevel%==1 (
@echo Install MSP Hotfix ICATS760WX64043.msp - http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX202356
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64043.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64043.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
)
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
reg query "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64047" 2>NUL >NUL
if %errorlevel%==0 echo ICATS760WX64047.msp is already installed. View: "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64047"
if %errorlevel%==1 (
@echo Install MSP Hotfix ICATS760WX64047.msp - http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX203345
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64047.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64047.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
)
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
reg query "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64048" 2>NUL >NUL
if %errorlevel%==0 echo ICATS760WX64048.msp is already installed. View: "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64048"
if %errorlevel%==1 (
@echo Install MSP Hotfix ICATS760WX64048.msp - http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX203402
echo start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64048.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
start /wait msiexec.exe /update "%hotfixpath%ICATS760WX64048.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
)
if NOT %ERRORLEVEL%==0 @echo Errorlevel: %ERRORLEVEL%
popd 

CPatch replacement in version 1.1

CPatch is a tool integrated in XenApp 6.x. and not in XenDesktop 7.x. The tool can detect installed hotfixes:  http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX105646

A user has ask for CPatch support in the script generator because  Citrix seems to install the hotfix even if it is already installed. I can help with a new switch and a reg query Command in the script generator.

The "CPatch replacement" checkbox do the same like a command cpatch /s /l | find /i "HotfixName = ICATS760WX64048" with a  reg query "%BASEKEY%\ICATS760WX64048" command

NitCtxPatcher WithCPatch replacement

With this switch, installed Hotfixes are detected and not installed.

C:\Users\Administrator>\\192.168.20.2\patches\VDATS64Bit\silent.cmd
##############################################################
#  Silent Patch CMD                                          #
#  Generated with NITCtxPatcher                              #
#  A.Nick http://www.software-virtualisierung.de             #
##############################################################
1. Do not start this script in an ICA or RDP session
2. you need to carefully test this script
   Most Citrix patches require a reboot!
3. Use this script at your own risk
MSI RETRUNCODE 3010 - MSI_MSP_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED
MSI RETURNCODE 1612 - MSI_MSP_INSTALL_SOURCE_ABSENT
Silent Script for XenDesktop_7.6
ICATS760WX64006.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64006"
ICATS760WX64012.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64012"
ICATS760WX64016.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64016"
ICATS760WX64032.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64032"
ICATS760WX64034.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64034"
ICATS760WX64035.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64035"
ICATS760WX64040.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64040"
ICATS760WX64043.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64043"
ICATS760WX64047.msp is already installed. View: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Nod
WX64047"
Install MSP Hotfix ICATS760WX64048.msp - http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX203402
start /wait msiexec.exe /update "ICATS760WX64048.msp" /qb /passive /norestart
Errorlevel: 3010

 

Version History

Changes 

2015/05/03 0.8.0        
  • First version
2015/05/09 0.8.1
  • Support download of director patches. Director patches have not an x86 or x64 in the patch name. Therefore, we need a lot of extra code here.
  • Delete existing logs and silent scripts 
  • “noreboot switch now works properly
2015/05/09 0.8.2
  • wrong msi switch. /noreboot is now /norestart. I can patch XenApp 7.5 with all Hotfixes and LIMITED Hofixes (silent)
2015/05/17 0.9
  • This version allow proxy settings. at least this is still problematic with the Jana Proxy. Generally, it works. Please start with problems "as administrator". I know not every proxy server. If this does not solve the problem, please write about the error in our Support Forum.

  • Some bugs fixed
2015/05/19 0.9.1
  • Small bugs fixed in the dialogs and in the proxy feature.

2015/05/25 0.9.2
  • Some GUI changes. The design is now more logical. Thanks for the tip Matthias!

2015/07/13 0.9.3
  • Bugfix for MISA download checkbox

  • New checkbox for XA_XD Powershell Module "Posh"
  • Now able to automatic copy downloaded patches to a own localtion. The source in the temp folder is not deleted
2015/07/13 0.9.4
  • Open Citrix Supportside http://support.citrix.com/arcticle/ctx... on doubleclick
2015/07/28 0.9.5
  • Find any patch again. Citrix changed a lot of keywords
  • Report for the patches
  • Detail tooltip after create a report
  • Unpack ZIP archives from citrix
  • Generate silent install script also for msi files
2015/08/03 0.9.6
  • Download work again. Citrix changed a lot of keywords
2015/08/28 1.0.0
  • Full silent support over the commandline
  • Extended Proxy support: Many thanks to Tord Bergset für the help and for Testing
  • New switches for content handling
  • Script support after downlaod
  • Many bugs fixes and smal improvements
  • New documentation
  • New Installater with requirement detection
2015/09/04 1.0.1
  • Bugfix for XenApp downloads. Thank you Frank!
2015/09/14 1.0.2
  • Bugfix for proxy settings. Thanks to Thomas from Ctx4Tom!
  • Count patches in the title
2015/09/17 1.0.3
  • Unfortunately, Citrix has changed a lot once more in the layout of the patch webside. Some corrections and about 200 lines of new code was necessary. Here is the version 1.0.3
  • Buxfix in the script generator
2015/09/25 1.0.4
  • Find Hotfix Update 2 x64 for XA 7.6 again. Many thanks to Siegfried for the info
2015/10/05 1.0.5
  • Bugfix in the script generator. Thank you Danny
  • Bugfix in the Copy_after_download function
  • New switch Disable_version_check - disable this webside
2015/11/26 1.0.6
  • Changes after Citrix web update. The tool is working again
  • New switches to ignore SUPERSEDED and LIMITED patches. Thank you for the sugestion @shanekleinert
2016/02/11 1.1.0
  • Bugfix in the installer. Icons now removed on uninstall
  • CPatch replacement for XenDesktop 7.6 MSP Patches. Installed patches are detected now if cpatch is checked. Thanks to Mike O'Shaughnessy for the suggestion
  • Bugfix in the script generator
  • Removed change user statements in the generated scripts
  • integrate pushd and popd to support network installations. Thanks to Joe Shonk for the suggestion
  • Changes after Citrix web update. The tool is full working again
2016/05/20 1.2.0
  • Support XenDesktop 7.6 FP3 (new patchfile names)
  • Support XenDesktop 7.7
  • Detect superseded hotixes again with a "report"
  • Bugfix in the pagecounter - wrong integer rounding

Please uses the >support forum< for questions, problems and suggestions

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Comments 33

 
Guest - Samuel Meier on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 23:26

On just such a tool I've been waiting. The Citrix websites are extremely confusing. However, we have a proxy in the company. Please integrate this feature soon! Thank you very much!

On just such a tool I've been waiting. The Citrix websites are extremely confusing. However, we have a proxy in the company. Please integrate this feature soon! Thank you very much!
Guest - Mike on Monday, 11 May 2015 14:46

me too.Cool tool but the missing proxy feature is a real blocking issue.

me too.Cool tool but the missing proxy feature is a real blocking issue.
Andreas Nick on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:19

The proxy feature is now in 0.9. Like to test? :)

The proxy feature is now in 0.9. Like to test? :)
Andreas Nick on Monday, 11 May 2015 14:54

Unfortunately, I am very busy. But I will soon be working on the proxy feature. Please look again next week.

Unfortunately, I am very busy. But I will soon be working on the proxy feature. Please look again next week.
Guest - Bernd on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 15:13

Hello is it possible to export the found hotfixes to an csv file. We have a team with members from different sites (countires) and we have to discuss which hotfix should be rolled out on our servers/clients. I want to build up an excel file with additonal informations.

Hello is it possible to export the found hotfixes to an csv file. We have a team with members from different sites (countires) and we have to discuss which hotfix should be rolled out on our servers/clients. I want to build up an excel file with additonal informations.
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 11 June 2015 22:45

Hello Bernd, I plan a report function in html (what does the patch). Our rademap: Version 1.0 will provide a full silent support. Then I'm building a report funktion in html. When this work has been completed we will build a version for Xen App 6.5 and PVS. For other features like Excel CSV or SCCM integration (etc.) you can give a payed Job to my company (Nick Informationstechnik GmbH) :)

currently I'm very busy with my own cloud project. I think this will be a real surprise for many Citrix Consultants. the project will change everything in the shades! Therefore, it can also take some time with with extensions... but your company can hire us for you demand ;-)

Hello Bernd, I plan a report function in html (what does the patch). Our rademap: Version 1.0 will provide a full silent support. Then I'm building a report funktion in html. When this work has been completed we will build a version for Xen App 6.5 and PVS. For other features like Excel CSV or SCCM integration (etc.) you can give a payed Job to my company (Nick Informationstechnik GmbH) :) currently I'm very busy with my own cloud project. I think this will be a real surprise for many Citrix Consultants. the project will change everything in the shades! Therefore, it can also take some time with with extensions... but your company can hire us for you demand ;-)
Guest - Matt on Thursday, 18 June 2015 17:17

Thank you for taking the time to provide this tool Any ideas why my AV would see this a Trojan on install? Coming up as a MSIL Trojan?

Thank you for taking the time to provide this tool Any ideas why my AV would see this a Trojan on install? Coming up as a MSIL Trojan?
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 18 June 2015 17:35

No idea. But thanks for the hint. I use Kaspersky. The Exe file is wrapper. This wrapper was perhaps used for the Trojan? All files are checked and digitally signed. Which antivirus do you use? I'll check the online files again.

No idea. But thanks for the hint. I use Kaspersky. The Exe file is wrapper. This wrapper was perhaps used for the Trojan? All files are checked and digitally signed. Which antivirus do you use? I'll check the online files again.
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 18 June 2015 17:59

The digital signature of the installer and the exe are ok. I have also checked in the registry. Everything is clean. A false alarm. Which antivirus do you use?

The digital signature of the installer and the exe are ok. I have also checked in the registry. Everything is clean. A false alarm. Which antivirus do you use?
Guest - Stewart on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:22

Tool looks good as identifying the required patches is not made easy by Citrix not detailing clearly what patch is relevant to which desktop or server role in the XenDesktop installation. Citrix do not supply a clear explanation of the naming convention for patch files and where it needs to be installed. For instance the powershell patch XDPoshModule760WX64002, is it required only on the delivery controller, or Delivery controller and XenApp servers and desktops with VDA installed, or anywhere where studio is installed etc.

Additional features that would be of great help in your tool would be to display which patches have been superseded by newer patches and where the patches need to be installed, e.g. only where VDA installed, where VDA installed and on delivery controllers, Director and Studio servers, etc. Plus covering other product components such as Provisioning Server and StoreFront.
Great work and many thanks

Tool looks good as identifying the required patches is not made easy by Citrix not detailing clearly what patch is relevant to which desktop or server role in the XenDesktop installation. Citrix do not supply a clear explanation of the naming convention for patch files and where it needs to be installed. For instance the powershell patch XDPoshModule760WX64002, is it required only on the delivery controller, or Delivery controller and XenApp servers and desktops with VDA installed, or anywhere where studio is installed etc. Additional features that would be of great help in your tool would be to display which patches have been superseded by newer patches and where the patches need to be installed, e.g. only where VDA installed, where VDA installed and on delivery controllers, Director and Studio servers, etc. Plus covering other product components such as Provisioning Server and StoreFront. Great work and many thanks
Guest - Stewart on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:28

Forgot to say another useful feature would be to have a hyperlink to the citrix article for each listed hotfix. This would allow easy reviewing of details of each hotfix

Forgot to say another useful feature would be to have a hyperlink to the citrix article for each listed hotfix. This would allow easy reviewing of details of each hotfix
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:43

Thank you for the feedback. There will be an improved version and also has its own version for 6.5 and also a better report function. Unfortunately, I am currently very busy. The tool was created because I did not have any project. And I until very glad that I'm now back into a new Citrix project. Please wait a bit longer.

Thank you for the feedback. There will be an improved version and also has its own version for 6.5 and also a better report function. Unfortunately, I am currently very busy. The tool was created because I did not have any project. And I until very glad that I'm now back into a new Citrix project. Please wait a bit longer.
Guest - Tom on Thursday, 09 July 2015 09:45

Hi,
great Tool. Is there a way to configure the downloadlocation.

Regards
Tom

Hi, great Tool. Is there a way to configure the downloadlocation. Regards Tom
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:55

It is planed in a later release. Also planed is a full silent download to your software repository (and maybe a sccm integration). I need some days free time.

It is planed in a later release. Also planed is a full silent download to your software repository (and maybe a sccm integration). I need some days free time.
Guest - MSP on Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:32

Nice Tool. Is it possible to select the language of the pacthes? I need the german hotfixes

Nice Tool. Is it possible to select the language of the pacthes? I need the german hotfixes
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:49

Maybe soon! Currently I think, there are only a very few special German patches. Most patches, also for a German installation are delivered as "english" patch.

Maybe soon! Currently I think, there are only a very few special German patches. Most patches, also for a German installation are delivered as "english" patch.
Guest - Mohamed Shatla on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:27

hi it's great tool but when i run it and search the GUI get not responding and hanged

hi it's great tool but when i run it and search the GUI get not responding and hanged
Andreas Nick on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:45

Please use the forum for technical problem: http://www.software-virtualisierung.de/support-forum.html
nonetheless, you use a proxy?

Please use the forum for technical problem: http://www.software-virtualisierung.de/support-forum.html nonetheless, you use a proxy?
Guest - Frank on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:18

great tool, i see that as sample no patches or so will be available for Director 7.6.3, i mean this is little bit confused for me, is it normal, that XA7.6 FP2 ( what are only updates) not will be listet in your tool, also not the newest HDX Media Tools Version 1.8 or so?

great tool, i see that as sample no patches or so will be available for Director 7.6.3, i mean this is little bit confused for me, is it normal, that XA7.6 FP2 ( what are only updates) not will be listet in your tool, also not the newest HDX Media Tools Version 1.8 or so?
Andreas Nick on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:27

Thank you! XA7.6 FP2 is not a classic patch. FP2 is a own product. The tool cannot find it. Updates to the FP2 should be appear in the tool (I hope).

Thank you! XA7.6 FP2 is not a classic patch. FP2 is a own product. The tool cannot find it. Updates to the FP2 should be appear in the tool (I hope).
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