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Fix “Cannot Complete Your Request” error on NetScaler while using Custom portal theme on AAA server

Fix “Cannot Complete Your Request” error on NetScaler while using Custom portal theme on AAA server You will often get the window “Cannot Complete Your Request” on NetScaler login page but once clicking OK it will lead to login page and works normally. It is a default bug with NetCaler core if you are using AAA authentication method with custom portal theme. It happens with both AAA as well Virtual…

Installing HTML5 Web Client for MS Remote Desktop Services 2019

Installing HTML5 Web Client for MS Remote Desktop Services 2019 The RD Web Client is an add-on for the Remote Desktop Web Access role that has been shipped with Windows Server 2019. The Web Client Version was introduced with RDS 2016 as a beta version then of course a production version. Now, with RDS 2019 it is been shipped with the initial package itself. Unlike RDS 2016 you don’t need…

Customizing Citrix NetScaler Gateway interface using NetScaler Portal themes

Customizing Citrix NetScaler Gateway interface using NetScaler Portal themes This simple guide explains you how to customize the NetScaler login and portal page interfaces using default NetScaler portal themes. However this is not about full customization or branding where it can help you do some simple interface changes. Of course very limited but sufficient in few cases when your requirement is very simple like changing logo and background. If you…

Eliminating the need of typing /RDWeb for accessing RD Web Access website

Eliminating the need of typing /RDWeb for accessing RD Web Access website Remote Desktop Web Access sites are configured with a virtual directory called ‘RDWeb’ by default therefore we need to type the URL like abc.com/rdweb every time to access RD Web login page. If you like to eliminate this need for your users and just want to land in the page by typing domain (ex: abc.com) then these are…

How to Customize Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access 2016 portal?

How to Customize Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access 2016 portal? Windows RD Web Access portal is a component that comes with Windows Remote Desktop Services. It is a web portal that most companies/services offer to their users for accessing their Remote Desktops and Remote Apps. If you are already using RDS then you might know about RD Web Access websites already. The RD Web Access portal consists of a login…

Customizing HELP Page on the RD Web Access Login Page

Customizing HELP Page on the RD Web Access Login Page This simple guide helps you to customize your help page on the RD Web login page. You can also remove the help menu itself if you don’t need it; the steps have been given below. OK, let’s login to your windows server where your RD Web Access portal is installed. Open IIS.Go to Default Website >> RDWeb >> PagesLocate Application…

An overview of how Forgot Password module works

An overview of how Forgot Password module works This article explains how our Forgot Password module works and benefits your users. This module suits to any web based login page. What is Forgot Password module? Forgot Password module helps your users to reset a new password and gain the access back to their workspace when they have missed/forgot their password. The module is just quite common one like you see…

HTML5 Web Client for Microsoft Remote Desktop services 2016 – Steps to Install RD Web Client

HTML5 Web Client for Microsoft Remote Desktop services 2016 – Steps to Install RD Web Client Finally the long awaiting client less browser based access for MS RD Web Access has been released. It is still a pre-release version and yet to released commercially. Although it is beta it is time to install and test now. MS Remote Desktop Services offer the web based portal called RD Web Access from…

Disabling Active Directory Password Complexity requirement in Windows server

Disabling Active Directory Password Complexity requirement in Windows server Although the password complexity requirement is useful to secure your users you may want to disable it some cases such as during testing or in dev environment. Here are the simple steps how you can do it. I am doing it in Windows Server 2012 however the steps similar in other windows servers too. Login to your Windows Server and open…

How to disable Automatic Windows Update on Windows 2016 server using SCONFIG

How to disable Automatic Windows Update on Windows 2016 server using SCONFIG You must be wondering to see there is no option in the control panel list to change the Automatic Update settings under the Windows 2016 Server. Hopefully, Microsoft purposely made it to keep the regular windows update to ensure the security and reliability. It is highly recommended to keep the automatic settings. Although in few cases you may…

Enhancing Custom Announcements module by presenting in different ways

Enhancing Custom Announcements module by presenting in different ways The most customers like to adapt our Announcements module in their Custom Branded Interface either it is Citrix StoreFront or Remote Desktop Web Access or Parallels RAS or Others. The reason is it is just not a fancy thing where it is a pure utility for your users. The admin can post enough updates using this module hence it helps you to communicate effectively with your users/staffs.…

Responder Policy – Customizing NetScaler logon page specific to URLs using Responder Policy

Responder Policy – Customizing NetScaler logon page specific to URLs using Responder Policy The scenario is probably you are hosting multiple Virtual Gateway servers (VPN) in a single NetScaler appliance for your customers. And you want to provide different User Interface to each customer with their own branding. For example you want to place their own logos or copyright info or anything specific to each customer. Though NetScaler allows to host multiple…

Useful custom features that can be added with your Custom Web Interfaces

Useful custom features that can be added with your Custom Web Interfaces These are some useful features you can keep in mind when you brand your Citrix Storefront or Citrix Web interface or RD Web Access interface. There are so many features you can think based on your organization needs however these are 10 generic and useful features you can think of. Dart Innovations can help you add these value…
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