XenDesktop 5.6 – Hosted Apps – Black Screen Issue


Got the same problems? Citrix XenDestkop 5.6 (FP1  + Updates) and utilizing “Hosted Apps” will result in black screens, when exiting? (also it looks like sessions are persisting in the VDI after exiting the app)



I experienced these issue’s since updating the XenDesktop Controller and VDI’s. In the end the problem lies at the application publishing in XenDesktop Studio.

When publishing configure the Windows Size to “Full Screen” and not to “Percentage” or “Exact pixel size”


Good Luck,



2 thoughts on “XenDesktop 5.6 – Hosted Apps – Black Screen Issue”

  1. Hi Ronny,

    Great info.
    Do you also happens to know if there is a way to prevent the Windows 7 loginscreen on the VDA to show up when using VM-hosted apps with XenDesktop 5.6 FP1 ?
    BR Tony

    1. Hi Tony,

      No idea to this issue yet. Did a lot of research and found out it is quite ‘baked’ into Windows 7.



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