Category Archives: Tools

DSCheck Maintenance Assistance Tool

The DSCheck Maintenance Assistance Tool is a graphical version of the command line DSCheck. With this version, you can easily check for inconsistencies in the XenApp datastore and repair/clean if needed. Always backup the datastore before using this tool. The tool works with XenApp 4.5 to 6.5.

DSCheck Maintenance Assistant














The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX137608.

IMA Helper Tool

Sometimes you suddenly can’t connect to a published application and/or dekstop on XenApp. After investigation you notice that the IMA (Independement Management Architecture) service isn’t running and won’t restart anymore. The tool which can help then is IMA Helper from Citrix.
With this tool you can:

  • Recreate Local Host Cache;
  • Recreate DSN file;
  • Check IMA service state.







The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX133983.

Citrix Quick Launch (follow up of ICA File Creator)

The name says it, with this app you can connect to Citrix published apps/desktops and create your own ICA files.
You can use the generated ICA file(s) to present apps to:

  • The startmenu of the user with or without RES tooling such as Workspace Manager (formally known as Powerfuse);
  • Desktop of the user with or without RES tooling such as Workspace Manager (formally known as Powerfuse);
  • Another XenApp farm with SSO (Single Sign On) capability;
  • Silo with SSO (Single Sign On) capability.


The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX122536.


Visio Stencils


Here are some Visio stencils from different vendors to use for making a diagram for Citrix,  RES, Microsoft and VMware. See the links below.








Citrix Visio Stencils (XenApp, VDI, Netscaler, XenDesktop, EdgeSight, Access Gateway, Citrix Delivery Center items, Roles)

RES Automation Manager + Workspace Manager +  Service Orchestration Visio Stencils

Microsoft Hyper-V, SCVMM Stencils

Microsoft Datacenter template

Lot of shapes / stencils of Microsoft

VMware stencils

Citrix Ports

Since the portfolio of Citrix increases, the number of products increases which are brought under the Citrix umbrella.
For security purposes, it’s important to know which ports are needed to make a product function as promised and secure.
To help with this, Citrix has a made a document for the following products with their ports:

  • Citrix License Server
  • Cloudstack
  • Common Citrix Communication Ports
  • XenApp
  • XenDesktop
  • XenServer
  • LabManager
  • StageManager
  • StorageLink
  • NetScaler / Access Gateway Enterprise Edition
  • Access Gateway 5.0
  • Previous versions of Access Gateway Standard / Advance Edition
  • BranchRepeater
  • EdgeSight
  • EasyCall
  • Password Manager
  • Provisioning Services
  • SmartAuditor
  • Workflow Studio
  • Citrix Online Products

See the document at: