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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Display Full Username in WI Header (v5.4)

clip_image002Display Full Username in WI Header (v5.4)

The following Web Interface modification will take the logged-in username, use it to look up the user’s full name in Active Directory, and display the full name in the Web Interface header.

Original Header:

Updated Header:

Step – by – Step Instructions:

- Copy the attached file – ADRoutines.aspxf – into the app_data\serverscripts directory.

- Edit the file include.aspxf, in the same directory, to include the above file:


- Back up web.config, open with Notepad, and scroll down to the <appSettings> section.

- Add a new key, ldapDC, with your domain (as it is known internally) as its value:


- Save the file.

- Back up app_data\include\header.inc. Open with Notepad, and change:


… to …


- Save the file.

- An IISRESET is not needed.

(If you have not made any other modifications to your source code, you may use the source files attached HERE. Just make sure to back up the original files first, and to change the value of ldapDC in web.config).

About the author:
Sam Jacobs is the Director of Technology Development (TechDev) Services at IPM, the longest standing Citrix Platinum Partner on the East Coast. With more than 25 years of IT consulting, Sam is a Citrix Web Interface and Netscaler customizations and integrations industry expert. He holds Microsoft MCSD and Citrix Netscaler certifications and is the author of IPM’s IT blog, TechDev Corner, a technical resource blog for IT professionals. Citrix has showcased several of his integrations and enhancements at Citrix Synergy and Solutions Summit and he has presented advanced Web Interface and Netscaler customization sessions at BriForum. He is an active Citrix forum contributor. Sam may be reached at:

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Citrix XenApp Edition: Changing the version

By Aaron Silber

Not sure if there is another way, it seems like this should be a policy setting, but I could not find one. In any case, I installed a Citrix XenApp system recently as Platinum only to find out later that the client only had Enterprise licenses. The system was barking at me non-stop, I searched high and low and could not find any way to change this; there used to be a way by right clicking on the server in the AppCenter, but that choice is now gone. In any case, A quick way to swap the values is to use a registry setting and three little characters:


Open the Registry value Product Feature under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Citrix

Your choices are:

o   PLT: Platinum

o   ENT: Enterprise

o   ADV: Advanced

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