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Archive for September, 2013

Convert Citrix License Server VPX to OVF

I wanted to run a virtual Citrix License server in my LAB.

Unfortunately Citrix only provides the VPX License Server in XenServer format (.xva). If you want to run the VPX on VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V you need to convert it first.

The option to convert a Xen Virtual Appliance to OVF format was removed in XenConvert 2.4.1. So for a conversion you need version 2.3.1.

Here are the direct download links:

However when I tried to convert the downloaded VPX (Citrix_License_Server_VPX_v11.10.0_Build_12002.xva) I got the error "Failed to decode tar header record":

Failed to decode tar header record

 

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  • Run a Process when Citrix Receiver Exits

    A while ago I was doing some research for Magic Filter when I stumbled upon something interesting within Receiver.

    Inside wfica32.exe is a function called _Eng_RunExecutableOnExit. That name caught my interest, I’ve made it a little more readable with Ida Pro:

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  • Today I was troubleshooting a warning message that popped up when launching a network application with RES Workspace Manager:

    The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?

    Usually this is a simple fix: add the servername (file://server) to the Local Intranet zone:

    You can add and remove websites from this zone. All websites in this zone will use the zone's security settings.

    That worked when I launched the application directly. However when launching the application with RES Workspace Manager I would still get the warning. Even stranger: when I clicked Cancel the application would still be launched.

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