Citrix Studio stuck on ‘expanding’

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Boy it’s been a long time since the last update!

This is too annoying not to share though. I had a couple of Citrix DDCs (7.9) which we needed to move to a new subnet. Simple job really, right? Nope!

After moving them, I tried opening Studio (as you do), only to find it was stuck on ‘expanding’ on both servers.

Tried installing studio on a local machine, stuck on ‘assessing configuration files’.

No error message, no log, no nothing. Enabled studio logging – nothing. Logged network traffic – nothing. Moved it back, and hey, it works again. Moved it to the new subnet and it’s dead.

Uninstalled, unregistered and reinstalled one of the DDCs – nothing.


After repeated bashing of my head toward the desk (as you do) – Procmon. Procmon says…. nothing. But, it keeps reading “C:\Program Files\Citrix\StudioAppVIntegration\SnapIn\Citrix.AppV.Admin.V1\CtxAppVCommon.dll.config”. Strange, but that file doesn’t really contain any config.

So in a crazy hail-mary; I move one DDC back, open Studio, remove an App-V server connection I had configured (which happened to be inacessible, but from both subnets so that shouldn’t matter).

Guess what? It fucking works.

There’s not enough coffee in the world for these scenarios. I should get a freaking Citrix medal of honor.

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  1. Randall

    This exact same thing happened to me! I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why the consoles would either not load at all, or hang for what felt like an hour.

    Did you ever figure out how to add the App-V server back into the console? As soon as I try to add back in our valid, working server, it hangs the console on next launch. Remove it, and it works again.


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