Customizing the Cloud Gateway Logon Screen

Update: Post, superseded by: https://www.jeroentielen.nl/easy-customizingbranding-the-citrix-receiver-for-web/

After my successful blogpost about the Web Interface (Link), it’s time for a new one for the CloudGateway. Although it’s a technical review and not released yet, I wanted to be earlier then Andrew Morgan Knipogende emoticon

This is the original Logon Page for the new Citrix Cloud Gateway:

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It’s pretty easy to customize it. Here is the layout:

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Citrix XenApp 6.5, Windows 7 Look and Feel Scripts.

XenApp 6.5 by default install the desktop experience. Users now can enable an Windows 7 theme. There are 5 powershell scripts installed which can be used to make life easier Knipogende emoticon

The scripts are located here: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\App Delivery Setup Tools″

Install-CtxDesktopExperience.ps1

  • Adds Desktop Experience & XPS Viewer
  • Moves Citrix Administration tools folder
  • Creates a new Windows Theme and default wallpaper
  • Starts Windows Themes service and configures it to start automatically
  • Then runs CommonDesktopExperience.ps1

CommonDesktopExperience.ps1

  • Sets Themes service to automatic & starts
  • Backs up existing user tile and copies a new user tile to user.jpg

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Web Interface slow startup (first time)

imagesCARU431ZYeah I know, there are a lot of post about this and yes there are all the same. So mine will be the same as every other out there Knipogende emoticon 

When the Web Interface server is rebooted or an iisrest is given the first user who access the Web Interface has to wait longer than normal. In the background different worker process (Application Pools) are started. And the .NET framework does his magic thing.

To speeds up things a little bit, you can disable the check for digital signatures.

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