|Written by Thomas Koetzing|
|Tuesday, 25 June 2013|
|Citrix StoreFront 2.0 will be available very soon but there some things that you should be aware of. Let’s start with SmartCard authentication is now supported, NO SQL database required anymore (that was actually by my request), BaseURL can be changed in the console and the HTML5 Client is now included. There are other things under the hood but doesn’t seem to work so well.
StoreFront 1.2 upgrade to 2.0
This is a supported scenario even with a server group. I have done both, single and server group update. Now the upgrade takes quite some time (around 20-30 min.) and the progress bar don’t really progress but finishes all of the sudden. Then you have to migrate subscriptions (favorites that is) and worked fine with a single server and SQL db but failed with a server group using a SQL cluster.
If subscription migration fails, then user lose their favorites and have to start over. The new favorites will go into the new local db that is replicated in a server group.
After the upgrade you might run into some issues like I did:
By now I have done a LOT of troubleshooting with StoreFront so here are some helpful things:
As a personal note: Working for years with Web Interface, I say it’s old but rock solid. StoreFront on the other hand gives me an unstable and very touchy feeling and I hope Citrix will do something about it soon.