Keeping XenApp 6.5 Up-To-Date | What Many Forget To Upgrade

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We've all performed updates on our XenApp 6.5 environments with the latest hotfixes and roll-up packs. However, I've found that many Citrix admins forget to upgrade some of the most common add-on components. Case in point, the Citrix App Center console. I have reviewed many customer's Citrix infrastructures, finding that they've upgraded and installed some hotfixes to the core product, but are still on the original version of the App Center console. Did you know that there have been 13 updates to the App Center console? Yep, we are on revision #13 as of January 2016. Hotfix DSCXAMx650W013 was released earlier this year and includes many fixes and new enhancements. Good thing is that the App Center hotfixes included all previous hotfixes, so no need to install versions 1 thru 12 so that you can install 13. Just install 13. Make sure to update the console on all servers or workstations that you use to administer your farm. Best practice, for most farms, is to have two ZDC (Zone Data Collectors) dedicated to management of the farm and publish the App Center as a published application, load balanced across the two ZDC servers. With this scenario, you only need to ensure that the App Center is up-to-date on those two servers.

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