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EdgeSight 5.0 and 5.1 will stop functioning

As of 2010-03-25 (March 25th, 2010), EdgeSight 5.0 and 5.1 (all service packs) will stop functioning!

I recently was involved in upgrading an EdgeSight solution to version 5.2. During this process I did some research to be on top of things if problems should arise. The upgrade went very well, but I did find a very interesting CTX-article, about the upcoming expiration of the certificate used by earlier releases of EdgeSight.

The EdgeSight software is digitally signed with a trusted certificate, and it turns out that EdgeSight version 5.0  and 5.1 have a known issue, where the trusted certificate will expire on March 25, 2010. After that date payloads will not be uploaded and many of the EdgeSight components will not work properly resulting in different errors.

Customers will receive the following error message for payload uploads:

“Archive load error: The archive ‘/edgesight/app/suser/ZRemoteLib.zpd#12!lsync.htm’ is not appropriately signed.  The system cannot find the file specified.”

Customers running EdgeSight 5.0 and 5.1 must update both server and agent components to EdgeSight 5.2 or later. Customers running EdgeSight 5.2 do not need to take action.

Install the server component first, then apply the agent installation to all devices. Older agents can report successfully to a newer EdgeSight server.

Please be aware that the 5.2 agents cannot report to older versions of EdgeSight.

For more information check out CTX124013: http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx124013

Jacob Berg

Citrix and Apple iPad

Last week Steve Jobs introduced Apples newest mobile device called the iPad. I personally think it look quite cool, even though I would have loved a ”real” Mac OSX version or at least flash support and multitasking.

That said, It’s still looks like a great device and with the Citrix Receiver there´s really no limit to the use.

The Citrix receiver on the iPhone has already proven it’s usefulness and with the larger screen and resolution it’s a must have.

Chris Fleck from Citrix has already tested the Citrix Receiver in the iPad SDK simulator and have written a blog post where he encourage people to tell how they can use Citrix Receiver with the iPad. Check it out here and submit your own ideas. He also have a great post where he’s pointing out why iPad could be a door opener for BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer).

Another great blog post is posted by Craig Ellrod. This blog introduces a Proof of Concept made by Citrix and introduces a Deployment guide for XenApp & XenDesktop for Citrix Receiver for iPhone, iPod and iPad.

I really like the idea about using the iPad with Citrix Receiver. This will not only be a very cool way to get access to your Windows apps, but also a very useful way. With the possibility to use an external bluetooth keyboard and maybe even an external screen (Steve Jobs mentioned connecting the iPad to a projector) this could very well function as a full-blown client. The only issue I see for this to succeed is the missing mouse support. Hopefully either Apple or Citrix will fix this issue, so it will be possible to use a mouse when running Citrix Receiver.

I personally can’t wait to see how Citrix Receiver will work on a iPad.

Now I just hope Citrix also will develop a GoToMyPC application for the iPad/iPhone, that will enable you to connect to your PC/Mac from your iPad/iPhone through GoToMyPC from anywhere.

Jacob Berg