XenApp 6.5 Updates

Last Modified: Jun 2, 2017 @ 9:22 am

This page contains a list of available XenApp 6.5 updates. It it not meant to be a comprehensive build procedure. Many of the updates are Limited Release and thus are only accessible to Citrix Partners and Citrix Support.

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XenApp 6.5 Hotfix Rollup Pack 7

From CTX120842 Best Practices for Citrix XenApp Hotfix Rollup Pack Installation and Deployment: Citrix recommends the following order of deployment:

  • Zone data collector
  • Backup zone data collectors
  • Database connection server (Applies only to Resource Manager for XenApp 5 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003)
  • Primary farm metric server (Applies only to Resource Manager for XenApp 5 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003)
  • Backup farm metric server (Applies only to Resource Manager for XenApp 5 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003)
  • Member servers

To install a Hotfix Rollup Pack, do the following:

  1. Go to the downloaded Hotfix Rollup Pack 7, shift+right-click XA650W2K8R2X64R07.msp and click Copy as path.
  2. Run cmd.exe elevated.
  3. Right-click the command prompt and paste the path. Then press <Enter> to run it.

  4. In the Welcome to the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Hotfix Rollup Pack 7 Installation Wizard page, click Next.
  5. In the Citrix XenApp has been successfully configured page, click Close.
  6. Click OK when prompted to reboot.

XenApp 6.5 Hotfixes

Download post-R07 hotfixes from support.citrix.com by searching for XA650R07*. For example, Hotfix 11 contains a fix for the Citrix Print Management Service.  💡

Citrix CTX129229 Recommended Hotfixes for XenApp 6.x on Windows Server 2008 R2.

If you have several hotfixes to install, create a script similar to the following to install the hotfixes automatically.

for /f %%i in ('dir /b "%~dp0*650W2K8R2R07*.msp"') do (
start /wait msiexec /p "%~dp0%%i" /passive /norestart /l*v "%temp%\%%i.log"
timeout /t 3 /NOBREAK
)
pause

Then run the script elevated.

AppCenter 6.5.13

  1. Go to the downloaded Citrix AppCenter 6.5 Hotfix 13 (DSCXAMx650W013) and run XenAppMx.msi.
  2. If you see this message, click OK.
  3. After installation, in Programs and Features, Citrix XenApp Management will be shown as version 6.5.13.0.

XenApp Commands Hotfix 4

  1. Go to the downloaded XenApp Commands Hotfix 4 (DSCXACmd650WX64004) and run XenApp.Commands.Install_x64.msi.
  2. In the Please read the Citrix XenApp Commands License Agreement page, check the box next to I accept and click Install.
  3. If you see a Files in Use page, click OK.
  4. In the Completed the Citrix XenApp Commands Setup Wizard page, click Finish.
  5. Programs and Features lists Citrix XenApp Commands as version 6.5.4.1.

Citrix Group Policy Management 1.7.11

  1. Go to the downloaded Citrix Group Policy Management 1.7.11 (GPMx170WX64011) and run CitrixGroupPolicyManagement_x64.msi. It installs automatically.  Note: this hotfix might break AD GPOs.
  2. Programs and Features shows it as version 1.7.11.0.
  3. This update adds a new Citrix Policy setting at Computer > Server Settings > Graceful session logoff: ignore process. This is equivalent to LogoffCheckSysModules.

Uninstall Citrix Single Sign-on Console

If you have no desire to implement Citrix Single Sign-on then uninstall the console.

  1. Go to Programs and Features, right-click Citrix Single Sign-on Console and click Change.
  2. On the Application Maintenance page, select Remove and click Next.
  3. On the Citrix Single Sign-On Console Uninstall page, click Next.
  4. On the Citrix Single Sign-on Console 5.0 has been successfully uninstalled page, click Finish.

HDX WMI Provider Update 1

  1. Run Programs and Features, right-click Citrix HDX WMI Provider and click Uninstall. Notice that the version is currently 2.0.0.0
  2. Go to the downloaded Citrix HDX WMI Provider Update 1 (HDXWMIPROV620W2K8R2X64001) and run CitrixHDXWMIProvider-x64.msi. It installs automatically.
  3. Programs and Features will now show it as version 2.0.1.0.

HDX MediaStream for Flash 2.0 Hotfix 9

  1. Run Programs and Features, right-click Citrix HDX MediaStream for Flash – Server and click Uninstall. Notice that the version is currently 2.0.0.0
  2. Go to the downloaded HDXFlash200WX64009 and run CitrixHDXMediaStreamForFlash-ServerInstall-x64.msi.
  3. If you refresh Programs and Features, it now shows the version as 2.0.9.0.
  4. The article details a registry key that needs to be configured.

Server Configuration Tool 1.2 Hotfix 3

  1. Go to the downloaded Server Configuration Tool 120.003 and run ServerConfigurationInstall.msi. It installs automatically without prompting.
  2. You can verify installation by looking in Programs and Features. Citrix XenApp Server Configuration Tool should be version 1.2.3.0.

Service Provider Automation Tools

  1. Run the downloaded CitrixAppDeliverySetupTools.exe.
  2. Click OK once installation is complete.
  3. Programs and Features lists Citrix App Delivery Setup Tools as version 1.0.2.300.

Citrix Receiver Enterprise 3.4 Update 5

  1. Run the downloaded Citrix Receiver Enterprise 3.4 Cumulative Update 5 (CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe).
  2. On the Welcome to Citrix Receiver Setup page, click Install.
  3. Click Yes to reboot when prompted.
  4. Programs and Features lists Citrix Receiver (Enterprise) as version 13.4.500.4.

Offline Plug-in 6.7.6

  1. Go to the downloaded Offline Plug-in 6.7.6 and run CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe.
  2. In the Welcome to the Citrix Offline plug-in Setup page, click Next.
  3. In the License Agreement page, select I accept the license agreement and click Next.
  4. In the Client Upgrade Options page, click Next.
  5. Click OK if prompted that a reboot is required.
  6. In the Citrix Offline plug-in has been successfully installed page, click Finish.
  7. Click Yes when prompted to restart.
  8. Programs and Features lists Citrix Offline Plug-in as version 6.7.6.1.

Citrix Profile Management 5.7

  1. Download Profile Management 5.7. Expand Components that are on the product ISO but also packaged separately to find it.
  2. Run profilemgt_x64.msi.
  3. In the Welcome to the Citrix Profile management Setup Wizard page, click Next.
  4. In the End-User License Agreement page, check the box next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next.
  5. In the Destination Folder page, click Next.
  6. In the Ready to install Citrix Profile management page, click Install.
  7. In the Completed the Citrix Profile management Setup Wizard page, click Finish.
  8. Click Yes when prompted to restart.
  9. Programs and Features lists Citrix Profile Management as version 5.7.0.13003.

Universal Print Server Client 7.6 Hotfix 1

  1. Go to the downloaded Universal Print Server Client 7.6 Hotfix 1 and run UpsClient760WX64001.exe.
  2. In the License agreement page, check the box next to I accept the terms and click Install.
  3. In the Completed the Citrix Universal Print Client Setup Wizard page, click Finish.
  4. Programs and Features lists Citrix Universal Print Client as version 7.6.1.0.

Citrix Group Policy Client Side Extension 1.7 Hotfix 9

  1. Go to the downloaded Citrix Group Policy Client Side Extension 1.7 Hotfix 9 (GPCSExt170W28KR2X64009) and run CitrixCse_x64.msi. It installs without prompting.
  2. If you look in Programs and Features, it should show version 1.7.9.0.

EdgeSight 5.4 Agent Hotfix 7 for XenApp 6

  1. Make sure EdgeSight 5.4 Server Hotfix 5 (ES540ServerWX64005) is installed on the EdgeSight Server.
  2. Go to the downloaded EdgeSight 5.4 Agent Hotfix 7 for XenApp 6 and run EdgeSightXA6Agentx64.msi.
  3. In the Welcome to the EdgeSight for XenApp x64 Setup page, click Next.
  4. In the End-User License Agreement page, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next.
  5. In the Product Information page, enter the company name specified on the EdgeSight web server and click Next.
  6. The Agent Location page appears. If you are installing the EdgeSight Agent on a XenApp server that will be converted to a Provisioning Server vDisk, change the path for the data files so they reside on the cache disk (D:). If this is a normal XenApp server that boots from the C: drive, leave the data files in their default path. Click Next when done.
  7. In the Network Settings page, enter the name of your EdgeSight server and click Next.
  8. In the Ready to Install page, click Install.
  9. In the EdgeSight for XenApp x64 Setup Complete page, click Finish.
  10. Click Yes when prompted to reboot.
  11. Programs and Features displays the version as 5.4.21.3.
  12. Check out article http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx111062 for information on how to configure antivirus for the EdgeSight Agent. Do not skip this step.

Web Interface 5.4 Hotfix 2

Only run this on your Web Interface servers.

  1. Run the downloaded Web Interface 5.4 Hotfix 2 WebInterface.exe from WI540MSI002.
  2. In the Select Language page, click OK.
  3. In the Welcome to the Web Interface Installation Wizard page, click Next.
  4. In the License Agreement page, select I accept and click Next.
  5. In the Installation Location page, click Next.
  6. In the Location of Clients page, change the selection to Copy the clients to this computer. Then browse to the Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins folder on the XenApp 6.5 DVD and click Next.
  7. In the Ready to Install page, click Next.
  8. In the Web Interface Was Successfully Install page, click Finish.

25 thoughts on “XenApp 6.5 Updates”

  1. Hi Carl,

    Is it possible to change the default SQL port 1433 to custom port number in XA 6.5?Can we do the same with configuration logging as well?

    1. When entering the SQL Server address, you should be able to enter servername,port (SQL server name, comma and the port number). This is the standard method for specifying custom SQL port numbers.

  2. Carl, I have been tasked with upgrading our Citrix farm with hotfix 7. Some have hotfix rollup 6, some hotfix rollup 1 and many are without any hot fix applied. For each of these 3 possibilities do I need to uninstall or install any previous rollup before applying hotifx rollup 7? I will follow the best practice CTX120842 as well. Thank you

  3. It seems that almost all hotfixes after HRP7 are classifies as ‘restricted’ now. It’s not even possible to read the descriptions anymore 🙁 That’s really annoying!
    Anyway, Carl, thanks for the collection of available updates. Apart from the hotfixes you only describe the installation by GUI and you remove the previous versions before installing th enew ones.
    Is this necessary?
    We use a scripted installation to create our golden image for provisioning and if I really HAVE to uninstall the old versions prior to installing the new ones this would really be a pain.

    Thanks,
    Stefan

    1. Only the HDX updates need to be removed first. Otherwise, you’ll see the original version and the new version in Programs and Features.

  4. Hi Carl,

    When i try to install RP07 on XenApp 6.5 Farm, its failing. Tried multiple options but didnt work. Do u know if there is any known issue?

  5. Just something I have observed and wanted to share. CTX202095 says to uninstall XA650R06W2K8R2X64021 prior to installing RollUp 7. However, for customers that installed XA650R06W2K8R2X64023, (which replaced XA650R06W2K8R2X64021) there is not a XA650R06W2K8R2X64021 to uninstall. After installing RollUp 7, we have observed that it leaves XA650R06W2K8R2X64023 installed on the XenApp server.

    1. Citrix came back with: “Due to the date releases of these fixes we have XA650R06W2K8R2X64023 not included in XA650W2K8R2X64R07” So, 23 with be in ARP even after RU07 is installed.

  6. Carl, I am curious if you have you came across good documentation on how to migrate existing XA65 Farm DS from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012/2014? Best I have found is http://terenceluk.blogspot.com/2012/11/migrating-citrix-xenapp-65-data-store.html

    Given multiple silos coming off PVS, not seeing a way to do the migration without a lengthy outage. After controllers, would need to edit every silos vdisks mf20.dsn or script the changes/services/dsmaints on existing streamed target devices and circle back to edit vdisks before next reboot.

    1. Is the account changing? If not then it’s just a file change.

      You could prepare the vDisks in advance.

      1. Same service account will be used. Sure, file could be prepared in advance, but I am assuming the dsmaint command(s) , ima restart, recreate lhc, etc will need to be ran on each target device after DB is migrated until it can be done on the master vdisk?

        Citrix’s best option was to schedule outage, do controllers, then just editing each silo’s vdisks and powering on their respective target devices as I complete them. I can always do that, not wanting to cut corners, just looking to minimize downtime and fill in those gaps in their documentation.

        1. I meant, you can do all of that on the vDisks before the cutover. Just stop IMA, replace .dsn file, run dsmaint recreatelhc.

          Note: it might be possible to have the database in two places (old server and new server) in case you want to start the IMA service while prepping the vDisks.

          Then all you have to do is reconfigure the Controllers and swap out the vDisks.

  7. We are a Citrix Partner, but I’m unable to download or even find AppCenter 6.5.13. I can only find 6.5.12 and below.
    Do you know why 6.5.13 is missing? Maybe they revoked it?

  8. Carl, I tried to download the app center 6.5.12, but get an Oops page. This is a limited release, along with 6.5.7 thru 6.5.11. 6.5.6 is the only public release, so I assume I would go to Citrix support to get the limited release?

    1. If you want it then yes. Either Support or a Partner. If you go to Support, hopefully they’ll get the hint that the Limited Releases need to be fixed.

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