Web Analytics Won’t Tell You Enough About Your Customers

Recently I found out what web site analytics couldn’t expose about a customer when they contacted me. I had to ask myself, “What makes Northway different?” Are we really that good at what we do, or is it just that everyone else sucks?

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Xenapp Lingering Interferes with Vugen Recording in LoadRunner

Recently one of our LoadRunner consultants was experiencing Vugen recording issues using the Citrix/Xenapp protocol. After some investigation into the configuration settings on the Xenapp server, a focus was placed on the “Linger” setting.

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LoadRunner 11: Capturing text using the Citrix Agent on XenApp 6.5 SOLVED

Recently at one of our clients, they had an issue with not being able to capture text with the ctrx_get_text function using the 64-Bit version of the Citrix Agent for LoadRunner 11. Read the steps here that finally fixed the issue for them.

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Loadrunner Citrix and Remote Desktop Conflict – SOLVED

We have been working with a client for weeks to solve an issue with LoadRunner 9.52 that I am happy to report is now solved. Here is the solution…

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Citrix Presentation Server Settings and LoadRunner

Recently I was working on a Citrix testing project with LoadRunner and I was reminded of all the server settings for the Citrix servers and Generators that have to be checked, in addition to all of the Vugen script run-time settings, and script enhancement. In some cases, we at Loadtester have had to become part-time [...]

Does LoadRunner 9.51 support the Citrix Xen App Client?

A recent knowledge base article was added on the HP Support site for LoadRunner 9.51. KM755736 now states: “Yes, LR 951 supports Citrix client 11.0. However, please make sure the registry patch is applied after this citrix client installation.”

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Web Click and Script actually does work

On my latest engagement, I needed a web script to go with all of the Citrix scripts I am creating. The web script was giving me some issues with correlation and NT authentication, so I decided to give Web Click and Script a try.

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LoadRunner Citrix Protocol: Creating ICA files

When writing Citrix scripts, I depend on ICA files almost exclusively as my means of connecting to the published application. In past versions of Citrix, ICA files were very easy for Citrix admins to create. When Presentation server 4.0 came out, they removed the ability to create these files easily. While searching for an way to do this myself, I ran across an application that I am going to consider essential for any of my future Citrix engagements.

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LoadRunner Citrix Scripting Tricks

Citrix applications represent the second most common protocol for LoadRunner engagements at Northway Solutions Group. Our white paper from 2006 on Citrix best practices continues to be a very popular download on the site. In 2008, we’ve presented this information to the Citrix iForum and at local user groups. There continues to be a lot of interest in testing Citrix applications, but there is not a whole lot of information beyond the basic tips and guides found in the LoadRunner manual or support documentation from HP.

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