Monday, November 07, 2011

Disable Session Reliability in XenApp 6

Disable Session Reliability in XenApp 6

One of the requirements of published apps in citrix is to limit the user to a single instance of a published application. In xenapp 6, the checkbox in the published application properties that states limit the user to one session does not seem to do the trick by itself and often brings about errors. Users receive errors like "the server has reached the maximum number of connections" and others of similar effect.

So what everyone does is uncheck the box and find what is different about xenapp 6 or even worse think there is a larger problem with their xenapp 6 installation. The solution is simple enough.
Limiting session for a user to one per app can be accomplished using a policy. Create a new computer policy for the farm and disable session reliability. Once session reliability is turned off, check the box in application properties to permit only one instance of the published app .

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Anonymous Jack Read said...

Thanks for your post. This helped me solve I was having on my Xenapp 6 server farm. I was more familiar with Citrix presentation server over Xenapp 6 or Xenapp 5. This post helped me find out a problem as I would set the time outs of expired sessions and sessions that have been active way past the time they were supposed to be and I knew the users had just left the active session running. It needs to be configured in the policy and not in the ICA protocol properties like in past Citrix presentation server versions the past. I was new to Xenapp 6 , it was just maddening.

Thu Nov 24, 11:05:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonynous g said...

Thanks for the information. I'm new to Xenapp 6. I only have two servers in a farm and only about 30 users. I'm not certified or anything. I've used the old metaframe xp a long time ago and things have changed very very much with citrix xenapp 6 and of course windows 2008 server R2 also makes a difference over 2003.

Sun Dec 04, 06:27:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Supporting Citrix said...

Thank you for the post. Making the change to session reliability was easier than expected.

Sun Feb 16, 10:21:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you mean to say Session Reliability (CGP) or did you mean Session Sharing?

Session Reliability is configured on the Web interface, where Session Sharing is configured on the XenApp farm and via registry edits as well in XA6.x

Thu Aug 07, 01:04:00 PM EDT  

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