4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2008 3:52 AM by zman RSS

    agent on citrix server


      I searched this forum with no luck

      i need this question answered

      i was told that server agent should not be installed on citix server because "somthing " will make the CPU run at 100%

      i forget were i got that from and what the "somthing" is

      can anyone answer this for me please? 

        • 1. Re: agent on citrix server
          RickS SupportEmployee

          I believe you're thinking of softmon.exe.  It is part of our standard agent, so the agent itself is not designed to be installed on Citrix.

          • 2. Re: agent on citrix server
            MarXtar SSMMVPGroup

            You can install the agent but just make sure you disable the software monitorng service to avoid this problem.


            Mark Star - MarXtar LANDesk Enhancements

            Home of Power State Notifier & Wake-On-WAN for LANDesk


            • 3. Re: agent on citrix server
              phoffmann SupportEmployee

              It's nothing to do with server vs client agent - both include SOFTMON by default. The problem is resolved in the method described my Mark Star.


              To add a bit of detail - this is what happens:

              For every user that connects, a new instance of SOFTMON is launched. This is only something seen on Citrix servers, and is down to the way that Citrix works.


              This means that for - say - 10 users connecting you will have 10 instances of SOFTMON running - since an instance of SOFTMON eats ca. 25 MB of memory, that'd be ca. 250 MB of memory gone. With 40 users, you'd be approaching 1 GB. So this is something that you should be mindful of, if you're installing the LANDesk agent on a Citrix server.


              Either configure SOFTMON in such a fashion that it doesn't monitor anything, or set the service to disabled.


              Paul Hoffmann

              LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead

              • 4. Re: agent on citrix server
                zman Master

                Here is a doc on how to remove the service http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2553 in case you need to do it programmatically.


                "C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\softmon.exe" /remove


                Also if you feel that this is something your shop needs in the product, enter an ER for this feature to work under Citrix.