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  • Important Information for Those Using My XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 Documentation Script

    Currently there are ten documentation scripts that I maintain. There are more that need to be created. I love creating and working on these scripts to make all our lives easier when it comes to documenting the current state of various Citrix and Microsoft products. But there comes a time when there is just too much for one person to keep up with. Today, 4-Aug-2014, I released the XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 which is the final version and update for that script. After looking at the download counts for the XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 script and the fact that XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 goes end-of-life in about five months, I have decided to also pull the plug on this script. When that script is released tomorrow, there will be no more enhancements or updates (except for bug fixes) to that script.

    I am doing my best to get the XenDesktop 5.x and XenDesktop 7.x documentation scripts completed, create a major update for the Active Directory script and change all the scripts to use Iain Brighton’s highly optimized Word table functions. I only have so much time in a day and since XenApp 5 is a dead product, I just don’t see the wisdom in spending all the time required to bring the XenApp 5 documentation scripts up-to-date with Iain’s work.

    Sorry if this disappoints anyone but I am only one person who can only do so much with the time I have. Plus, I really believe the community would rather see the two XenDesktop documentation scripts released than the XenApp 5 scripts updated.



    About Carl Webster

    Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, LLC and specializes in Citrix, Active Directory and Technical Documentation. Webster has been working with Citrix products for many years starting with Multi-User OS/2 in 1990.

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    One Response to “Important Information for Those Using My XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 Documentation Script”

    1. James Smith Says:

      Carl, good call. As you stated, with the end of life and extended support looming, it only makes it better idea to code freeze the older version.

      Thanks for all the hard work you, Michael Smith, Lain, and more do to develop and openly share your wisdom and scripts.


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