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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Recovering your password when locked out of the Licensing Administration Console

This recipe will show you how to recover a lost password for your Citrix License Server (CLS) Administration Console user.

How to do it...

If you happen to forget the password for your Administration Console admin user (installed by default), you can use the following procedure to restore your admin password and enabling you to log into the console again:

  1. Run an editor such as WordPad as administrator (right-click on the shortcut and click on Run As Administrator).
  2. Open the file server.xml (located by default at C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Licensing\LS\conf\server.xml).
  3. Search for the string that starts with:
    <user firstName="System" id="admin"
  4. Replace the encrypted password ...

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