Citrix Director Optimizations and Advanced Configurations

Citrix Director Optimizations and Advanced Configurations

Citrix Director standard configurations are fine for most cases, but when you want to configure Director so it’s a little more user friendly here are some changes I have made.

Prepopulate the Domain field.


Edit LogOn.aspx file.

Add Text and ReadOnly.
<asp:TextBox ID=”Domain” Text=”” readonly=”true” runat=”server” CssClass=”text-box”

Decrease the web page load time.

Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the network adapter properties.

Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Network and Sharing Center

Right Click on the Adapter and choose Properties. Select Internet Protocol version 4 and Click Properties.

Disable NetBios Citrix Servers

Modify 32bit and 64bit ASPNET.CONFIG files.

<generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false" />

Open the file C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet.config.

The 64-bit config file located at C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319.

Add <generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false" /> below <runtime>

Change the default IIS Site to Director login page so users don’t need to remember the full URL.

Allow access to all your XenDesktop Sites and XenApp Farms.

  • Service.AutoDiscoveryAddresses = SiteAController,SiteBController
  • Service.AutoDiscoveryAddressesXA = FQDN or IP of you XenApp 6.5 XML/ZDC
  • Service.MultiSite = true.

Change search options for additional domain lookup.

  • Add the name of the domain to the list, as shown in this example: Connector.ActiveDirectory.Domains = (user),(server),ENDUSERDOMAIN
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