The Citrix universal printer driver (UPD) can generate big spool files. Printing within the LAN and big print data is not dramatic, but over WAN connection the print data can become a massive issue. Quite often printouts from Adobe documents but also other files like Word etc. can become very big.

How does it come to such big print data and how to avoid it? If you know about it, then you can reduce the size by 99%!

After implementing Citrix Universal Print Server (UPS), you might run quickly into error message "0x00000709", when printing. The reason for that is that Printer vendor set their printer to RawOnly, even the printer can work with different format like EMF. Citrix UPS uses EMF only and the source of the error message.

I had several incidents now with customers and the Citrix universal print server (UPS) that I like to share with you. Many complain that UPS is not working are based on missing information not published by Citrix.

Microsoft has changed or extended the screen saver capabilities and in addition Citrix has disabled the screen saver and power functionallity by default for all Windows client operating systems. Therefore, you might find yourself unable to activate the screen saver as you have done before.

Blinking Desktop Icons can be very annoying for users. This problem primarily happens, when the User desktop was redirected to a network share. Folder redirection is done quite often in a Remote Desktop- or ICA Desktop session to keep the user profile small. Here the solution for how to stop the blinking!

Slow logons are already an issue but when it gets to a certain duration then it causes massive problems when using only publish application. Things can get even worse when Citrix user profile manager automatic configuration has not been disabled. Automatic configuration of UPM enforces profile streaming and it might and can cause further issues when dealing with a lot of small files like ini files, cookies, bookmarks and others.

Using group policy is getting more common instead of long and complicated login scripts. I often eliminate customer's login scripts into group policy and has many advantages. Nevertheless, group policy can slow down login time for different reasons. I recently showed a customer a simple way to troubleshoot login delays caused by group policy.

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