[THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix for a presentation I am doing

  • From: "Andrew Wood" <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 16:55:41 +0100

well... you can it'll just fall over.

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Selinger, Stephen
Sent: 06 September 2006 16:47
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix for
a presentation I am doing



If you have network issues you should fix those issues first. Network issues
will cause application issues no matter the type of application or method
you chose to deliver that application. You can't build a house without a
solid foundation.

 

On 9/6/06, Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

The question is:  How do they expect it to work without Citrix at this
point?
 


Joe

 

On 9/6/06, Damon Edwards < damonedwards@xxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:damonedwards@xxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote: 

My company is also thinking about replacing Citrix.  Not because of the cost
(never heard of a quote like yours Rob) but because of politics.
Unfortunately we have bandwidth and latency issues to overcome that have
made our end user experience poor to say the least.  This is not a problem
with the Citrix environment but a problem with the network, however trying
to explain that to the end user or the business managers doesn't seem to
work.   Fortunately I support other environments as well so I will still be
employed, I just hate to see good technology thrown out when it was never
given the proper resources to work correctly. 


---- Rob Slayden <rslayden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We had 28-32 servers and over 4000 users and for several years we paid 
> about $28K-32K per year. Then we received a bill for about $650K for SA 
> and management said "you gotta' be kidding, right?" We communicated this
> to Citrix and they were seemingly un-interested in our concern. We even 
> had 2 different large integrators in SoCal (Axcent Technologies and 
> Agile 360) try to negotiate with them on our behalf, to no avail. Then
> about 6 or 8 months ago, we had a project that we were seeking bids for 
> and we had an integrator bring Citrix back in here as they (Citrix) had 
> indicated an interest. All during the meeting they indicated that they
> wanted to work with us and re-establish themselves as a strategic 
> partner and they seemed to indicate that they were going to give us a 
> bit of a break on the SA. Well you can imagine our surprise when the
> "updated" invoice came for the retail SA amount plus an additional 
> charge of $30-35K as a late fee.
>
> Thanks for stopping by, but we are so done with that. I think we are 
> more interested in developing a long-term strategic partnership with a
> company that gives a darn about its customers. It just seems to me that 
> with Citrix, it's all about the money. Pony up or beat it. Not that they 
> don't have a decent product, but there's more to a company than simply
> the software technology. Look at Microsoft; they will bend over 
> backwards to help you out, including bringing in partners on MS credit. 
> Citrix? Need support? Talk to our resellers; don't bug us, we're busy
> counting our dough. I am sure there are some great success stories out 
> there and of course, if it wasn't for Citrix, many of those on this list 
> would not be gainfully employed supporting the Citrix technology, but it
> just seems to me that Citrix is turning their backs on their customers 
> and placing their allegiance in the all-mighty dollar. We shall see what 
> outcome this produces for them in the long-term...
>
> rob
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Steve Greenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 3:20 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  <mailto:thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix
> for a presentation I am doing
>
>
>
> Did they try to charge you more than you would have paid if you had 
> stayed current? To me that should be absolute max they charge......
>
>
>
> Steve Greenberg
>
> Thin Client Computing
>
> 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453
>
> Scottsdale, AZ 85262 
>
> (602) 432-8649
>
> www.thinclient.net <http://www.thinclient.net/> 
>
> steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> ________________________________ 
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Rob Slayden
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 12:13 PM 
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix 
> for a presentation I am doing
>
>
>
> Actually, that's not it at all. For what we do, publish Internet 
> Explorer, it works fine (110 users per DL360 server, not even breaking a
> sweat). We just have a bad taste left over from the SA extortion attempt
> and subsequent meetings with Citrix to "address" our concerns that 
> resulted in invoices from Citrix with original SA pricing INCLUDING late 
> fees. I'm done with them. More power to those that continue using
> Citrix...
>
>
>
> rob
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On
> Behalf Of Steve Greenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 12:25 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix 
> for a presentation I am doing
>
> We come across this regularly with clients that have less than ideal
> Citrix implementations in the past (not provided by us!). We usually
> come in and refresh the software and create an updated design, and in 
> the process, use a new naming convention that takes away the word
> "Citrix" from the project. Once we do that we have a very high level of
> satisfaction.
>
>
>
> PS- I see that you are running XP- no wonder they aren't happy!! 
>
>
>
> Steve Greenberg
>
> Thin Client Computing
>
> 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453
>
> Scottsdale, AZ 85262
>
> (602) 432-8649
>
> www.thinclient.net <http://www.thinclient.net/> 
>
> steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> ________________________________ 
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Rob Slayden
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:59 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix
> for a presentation I am doing
>
>
>
> Actually, we are looking at potentially yanking Citrix out completely 
> and going with PMF or pure Terminal Services. Citrix is not highly
> regarded in these parts...
>
>
>
> rob
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Steve Greenberg
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:01 AM 
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix
> for a presentation I am doing
>
> Rob,
>
>
>
> Probably not what you are looking for, but if you upgrade to PS4 you can 
> use policies to automatically assign session printers based on the
> subnet of each club......
>
>
>
> Steve Greenberg
>
> Thin Client Computing
>
> 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453 
>
> Scottsdale, AZ 85262
>
> (602) 432-8649
>
> www.thinclient.net <http://www.thinclient.net/> 
> 
> steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Rob Slayden
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:32 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix
> for a presentation I am doing
>
>
>
> Matthew,
>
>
>
> I'd be very interested to hear some specifics regarding how you are 
> accomplishing this as we modify a mandatory profile to change network
> printer configurations and when we build a club profile, we manually add
> the club's network printers. We have 380+ fitness clubs and we have 
> Windows TCP/IP printers at each one. We run those queues on Server 2003
> File and Print servers in the data center. We use a single mandatory
> profile for each club, which is used by anywhere from 8-18 users. Works 
> great but simplifying the network printer piece would be a plus. Note
> that we run MF XPe 1.0 FR4/SP4 on Server 2003 on the back-end.
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> rob 
>
> 24 Hour Fitness, Inc.
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury 
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 5:27 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix 
> for a presentation I am doing
>
> I use a script that installs and removes printers based on AD groups.
>
>
>
> Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+
>
> Network Manager
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ] On
> Behalf Of Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com <http://thinhelp.com/> 
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:29 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix for 
> a presentation I am doing
>
>
>
> Hi all
>
> I am going to be doing a presentation at CSEIT prior to iForum on
> Getting the most of Citrix/Using Citrix across your organization. 
>
>
>
> I am looking for additional ideas from people on how they have come up
> with innovative/original new ways to save time and use Citrix in your
> corporation.
>
>
>
> I have things like ways of publishing MMC's of AD users, Rdesktops and
> Exchange Control Panel,  Publishing Printers Folder, Web interace mods,
> CSG/WI usage, etc.  Just looking for some other great things people are 
> doing with Citrix Products that they think others may not of thought of
> that other companies could use.  I'll make the whole presentation
> available after CSEIT to the list.
>
>
> 
> Please post to the list as this could be a great thread also. Include
> registry hacks, text you used to publish the item, etc. I'll try and
> give credit where credit is due.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
>
>
> Jim Kenzig <mailto:web%20at%20kenzig.com> 
>
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