Archive for October, 2014

Release: UMS Virtual Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V Version 3.2

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Hi Folks,

here is the new release 3.2 of our IGEL Universal Management Suite Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V.




– Updated IGEL Universal Management Suite to Version 4.08.100
– cleanup will now also remove old Universal Management Suite Log Files
– cleanup will wipe the /tmp folder now
– Added Start Menu entries for the IGEL Universal Management Suite Console and UMS Administrator
– Added shutter screen capture tool
– Modified Quicklunch Panel to provide direct access to the UMS Console and Administrator and to replace the desktop icons
– Applied latest Ubuntu updates
– Removed SCSI Adapter from the VM, not required

Have fun!



Release: IGEL Universal Management Suite 4.08.100

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

IGEL Universal Management Suite
Version 4.08.100
Release date: 22.10.2014

If the windows installer does not start on Windows Server 2003 hosts,
contact IGEL support to get an UNSIGNED setup executable. This will solve
the issue.

The linux installer is tested with
– Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit) and Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)
– RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (32bit)

For further compatibility information check the Universal Management Suite
Data Sheet at
UMS 4.08.100
New features

– Added possibility to schedule a ‘Update desktop customization’ job with
repeat condition
– Enhanced firmware update mechanism: registration of firmware updates from
zip file omits thin client selection
– Added new profile feature: template profiles
Parameter values can be defined by using template keys (placeholder
for ‘real’ values). Values for the template keys (template values) can
be assigned to thin clients (or thin client folders) and replace the
template keys when thin client gets its settings.
– Feature is disabled by default; enable it in administration
tree -> misc settings
– A ‘health check’ is available in menu
‘Thin clients -> Check template definitions’, which checks template
keys and assigned template values for each thin client.
– Shared workplace feature does not support template profiles!
– Added new ums default directory rule criterion: ‘Structural Tag’
The rule allows sorting of thin clients by a thin client provided tag.
The tags are bound to single UMS directories in which the thin clients
are filed on registration / boot. Thin clients get the tag for example
from the DHCP server (will be available in the next LX firmware
release 5.05) and send it to UMS during registration / boot.
UMS then moves the thin client to the mapped directory.
– Added content element count to folder labels in management tree.
The feature can be deactivated in UMS console settings.
– Feature not implemented
– Enhanced permission system: permissions for assignments can be granted
more detailed (every assignable object type has its own assignment permission)

[Configuration Dialog]
– Enhanced configuration dialog: navigation button panel removed to gain
more space for the content panel

[Administrator application]
– Enhanced embedded database functionality: after changing the database
password in UMS Administrator it is no longer necessary to (re-) activate the database

[UMS common]
– Enhanced logging functionality: command executions are logged in UMS
Log Messages. The logging contains all command parameters and the user
initiating the command (optional).

[Server: common]
– Added SQL Server 2014 support
– Derby driver update to version

[Console administration tree]
– Added global UMS option to force IGEL Secure VNC for all thin clients.
The option is located in the administration tree, misc settings. If the
option is activated, all thin clients supporting the secure VNC feature
are forced to be shadowed only via secure VNC only. Even device local
settings cannot overrule this globally enabled feature configuration.
This adds more security in multitenant environment.
Fixed bugs

[Thin clients]
– Fixed export of plaintext passwords with thin client settings exports;
passwords are now replaced by “*****”.
– Fixed thin client registration issue: UMS registration tool on thin client
did not display any directory unless db user credentials were entered.

– Fixed host assignment issue: host assignments are no longer relevant for
job execution in non-HA environments (but are still relevant in HA environments!)

[Console: common]
– Improved sort functions for some columns in the thin client
overview – issues are now sorted by “type”.
– Fixed recycle bin root: expand icon (triangle) no longer visible at the recycler node
– Fixed job issue: jobs are no longer executed after restore them from the recycle bin
– Fixed recycle bin issue: deleted firmware updates will not reappear after tree refresh
– Fixed thin client being marked blue, if the thinclients config has been opened (via ums) and saved without any changes.
– fixed – a deleted thinclient can now no longer be assignee to a profile (Occurred in combination with “Scan Thinclients”)
– Fixed saving changes in column setup (count or order) in thin client directories, views and thin client searches

[Configuration Dialog]
– Fixed new session issue: disabled parameters of new created sessions were not saved properly.
– Fixed new session issue: parameters of new created sessions sometimes got out
of sync with the corresponding registry parameters.
– Enhanced performance in configuration dialog: faster navigation between setup pages

[Administrator application]
– Fixed sort behavior in UMS Administrator backup table

[UMS common]
– Fixed issues when moving deep directory structures to recycle bin and
revert them afterwards
– Fixed GUI effects (resizing menue bar…) after changing settings in UMS (misc -> settings)
– Fixed default directory rule issue: after creating a netmask default directory rule
and scanning a thin client which requires a new folder creation, the folder was not ,
created and the thin client filed in the root directory.
– Fixed issue when deleting two files with the same path at once.
– Fixed access control issue after creating new folders in ‘System->Snapshot Management’
dialog: AD users (permitted as member of an imported AD group) may now manage permission for the folder

[Universal Firmware Update]
– Fixed firmware update issue when running the UMS server on Linux and
UMS Console on Windows: firmware update URL is occasionally invalid.
– Fixed problem with universal firmware updates bigger than 2GB: UMS could
not download the firmware update file from
– Fixed firmware update issue: scan for available firmware updates fails
with UMS on Oracle database.

[Universal Customization Builder UCB]
– Fixed UCB windows title: UCB windows now displays the correct product version

[Server: common]
– Fixed recycle bin issue when registering thin clients to UMS from the thin
client side: deleted folders were available in the directory list.
[Files (URLFiles)]
– Fixed file assignment issue: assignments of files to thin client folders take effect again.

Info: New updates and videos available at YouTube

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Hello Folks,

we’ve updated out YouTube channel with a new look and feel. Together with this update there are also new video available and there will be more in the upcoming weeks. @ YouTube

Currently added Videos:

Introducing the IGEL Universal Management Suite Appliance Version 3

How to setup the IGEL Universal Management Suite to perform an automatic Thin Client configuration

Small introducing to the IGEL Thin Client registry configuration


If you are intrested in special themes just send us a small email what you would like to see or know. Please note: We will focus on content that can be explained in max. 10 minutes, so please do not ask for themes like “How to setup a complete environment?”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers and have a nice weekend!


Info: Citrix XenMobile APNS certificate signing tool

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Hello Folks,

are you also not happy how Citrix handle the APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) Certificate signing requests in the past? It goes better now, Citrix has a new Website available where you can sign the APNS Certificate for use with the Citrix Mobile. Just click here:

Funny thing, this site is mentioned nowhere (Citrix Edocs or CTX Article i know/found) so it’s maybe not official (but who cares as long it works better like in the past). ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: I just found a “new” CTX Article mention this…ย So it’s official… ๐Ÿ™‚



P.S.: You need a valid Citrix account to use this tool.

Release: UMS Virtual Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V Version 3.1

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Hi Folks,

here is a newย UMS Appliance, the update to Ubuntu 14.04 caused some issues and they are fixed now with this version incl. a few other improvements.






– Fixed xrdp, RDP connections to the UMS Appliance are working again (using Scarygliders xrdp port now)
– Improved RDP sessions to the UMS Appliance, copy and paste in RDP sessions is now supported (limited)
– Added upstart .conf file for xrdp
– Reworked look and feel
– Replaced the Telnet Server with a SSH Server to improve security
– Added /etc/init/ssh.conf to start the SSH Server incl. re-writting the /etc/init.d/sshd script to work with Ubuntu 14.04
– Fixed XDMCP/X11 connection config
– Added MtPaint to edit screenshots or similar

Download: Here


Release: UMS Virtual Appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V Version 3.0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

here is a new release of our IGEL Universal Management Suite Virtual Appliance. The new Version 3.0 comes with a lot of changes and improvements, please consider the changelog and the README_1ST.txt coming with the release to get a full overview.





– Updated to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS incl. last updates
– Downgraded Bootmanager from Grub2 to Grub to guarantee the automatic OS start in case of errors
– Added Linux Cloud Tools
– Added Virtual Box Tools
– Updated Microsoft Hyper-V integration drivers
– Added German Language Support, you can select the keyboard layout in the login mask
– Removed unitiy desktop regarding compatibily issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, new general default xfce4
– Removed other not required display manager’s
– Added cleanup script (CCI internal use only), must be executed with sudo
– Improved conky (sytem tool) startup script, color mappings and fixed configuration file
– Applied Shellschock fix
– Added putty terminal emulation
– Added filezilla ftp client
– Added Pure FTP service incl. configuration tools
– All Games and not required tools removed
– Added upstart .conf files for igelRMserver and pure-ftpd services in /etc/init
– Discontinued import files for Oracle Virtual Box and tests with older Hypervisors regarding the lack of time

Download: Here


Release: All IGEL Universal Desktop related Linux firmwares (Shellschock fix)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

IGEL has released a major update for all Linux Firmwares related to the Universal Desktop Series incl. the Universal Desktop Converter (UDC).

This big release pack will fix the Shellshock related security issues and we recommend to apply these updates soon.

Regarding the fact that these updates are mostly designed to fix the shellschock issue i will not post all release notes here.

Have Fun


Solution: Using the IGEL Universal Management Suite on Linux Servers with upstart (for example Ubuntu 14.04)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

if you are using a new Linux distribution like Ubuntu 14.04 you maybe run into the issue that the Universal Management Suite background service will not start after a reboot.

Reason for this is a new system to start these services coming with newer Distributions and currently (> UMS Version 4.07.110) the IGEL UMS installer for Linux seams to be not able to handle upstart.

The fix for this issue is quite simple… Open a terminal session (command line) and enter the following commands.

cd /etc/init
sudo nano igelRMserver.conf

Now enter the following code lines, in this sample i use the editor nano but you can also use any other editor like vi.

#Start igelRMserver daemon
start on runlevel [2345]
stop on runlevel [016]
exec /etc/init.d/igelRMserver start


Important: The code is case sensitive! Save the igelRMserver.conf and reboot the system, the Service should work now and the UMS is available.



P.S.: Maybe IGEL will add this to the installer in the future.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tip: Getting legacy printer names back in XenApp 7.5

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Hello Folks,

i got some questions regarding the use of legacy printer names in XenApp 7.5. In XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5 the legacy printer name policy is not available any more. This is really bad for a couple of applications which needs to get the old Printer name convention.

After doing a small research i found a working solution in the Citrix Forums, after the Login was done and the Printers are mapped you need to run a small powershell script:

$SessionID=((qwinsta /server:$ServerName | foreach { (($_.trim() -replace โ€œ\s+โ€,โ€,โ€))} | ConvertFrom-Csv)|Where-Object {$_.SESSIONNAME.StartsWith(">")}).id
$MyPrinters=Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Printer -Filter "PortName like 'Client:$SessionID%'" -Property PortName,DeviceID
$MyPrinters|% {$_.RenamePrinter("Client/$env:clientname#/"+$_.PortName.Split(':')[2])}>$null

Save this code in a powershell script and execute it as last command in a logon script.

Of course you can modify it if required but please note: This comes without any support or warranty!