[THIN] SP3 and MFXP issues

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 17:58:50 -0400

From
http://www.dabcc.com/ThinSol/XP/docs/mfxpsp3issues.htm

Hello All,
I have some very important information for you pertaining to MetaFrame XP
for Windows and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 that you will want to
know.


Please read this important update.

Citrix Technical Support has discovered a critical issue when MetaFrame XP
for Windows is installed on a Microsoft Windows 2000 server with the
recently released Microsoft Service Pack 3 pre-installed.


DESCRIPTION
============
On a Microsoft Windows 2000 server with Service Pack 3, when installing
MetaFrame XP Feature Release 2/Service Pack 2 as a clean install or
upgrading from a previous version of MetaFrame, a critical issue arises.

This only applies when applying Windows Service Pack 3 before installation
of MetaFrame XP Feature Release 2.  The issue will not occur if Windows
Service Pack 3 is applied after the installation of MetaFrame XP FR2.

The Microsoft release of Windows Service Pack 3 occurred after the Citrix
release of MetaFrame XP FR2.  Microsoft has confirmed that there is an issue
with Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.  Please refer to the following Citrix
Knowledge Base article, CTX015294, for complete details and resolutions:

SYMPTONS
=========
1. The ICA Pass Through client is not installed during MetaFrame XP FR2
install.
2. The Client Distribution wizard fails during MetaFrame XP FR2 install.
3. When removing MetaFrame XP FR2, a critical error occurs.


CAUSE
======
The Microsoft release of Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 occurred after the
Citrix release of MetaFrame XP FR2. Microsoft has confirmed that there is an
issue with Windows Service Pack 3. The problem occurs when launching a
16-bit application from inside a Windows Installer MSI file. The Citrix Pass
Through Client on the MetaFrame XP FR2 install media is installed using a
16-bit InstallShield setup program and hence experiences the problem.

Solutions
Method 1 (before installation of MetaFrame XP FR2)

Microsoft is addressing this issue with a post Service Pack 3 hotfix and
will update Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q304229 when it is available.
When available, apply the Microsoft hotfix after installation of Windows
2000 Service Pack 3 and prior to installing MetaFrame XP FR2.
Click on the following link to access the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Q304229

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q304229&;

Method 2 (before installation of MetaFrame XP FR2)
If the Microsoft hotfix referred to in Method 1 is not yet available, Method
2 may be employed instead.  Run the following executable to automatically
apply a transform to the MFXP001.MSI installation file on the MetaFrame XP
FR2 installation media. Do not use the CD autorun functionality upon CD
insertion. Exit out of the CD autorun, and run this executable to properly
launch the MetaFrame XP FR2 installation to prevent the symptoms described
above.
Click on the following link to download the executable:

Download English version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/Utils/fixfr2_en.exe

Download German version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/Utils/german/fixfr2_de.exe

Download Spanish version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/Utils/spanish/fixfr2_es.exe

Download Japanese version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/Utils/Japan/fixfr2_ja.exe

Download French version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/Utils/french/fixfr2_fr.exe


Method 3 (after installation of MetaFrame XP FR2)
This method should be applied only if Method 1 or 2 above were not followed
before installing MetaFrame XP FR2.  Install Citrix hotfix XE102W035 after
installing MetaFrame XP Feature Release 2.

Click on the following link to download the hotfix:

Download English version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/W2K/XE102W035.exe

Download Spanish version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/W2K/spanish/XE102W035.exe

Download German version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/W2K/german/XG102W035.exe

Download Japanese version here  -
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/japan/W2K/XJ102W035.exe

Download French version here ?
ftp://ftp.citrix.com/metaXP/japan/W2K/XJ102W035.exe



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