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Citrix 6.5 Installation

Citrix – XenApp 6.5 – Installation Guide for Administrators

In CitrixXenapp 6.5 on September 23, 2011 by vmhq blogger Tagged: 

Welcome to our XenApp 6.5 Installation Guide for Administrators

1.0 XENAPP 6.5 DEPLOYMENT

This post is a configuration guide for an administrator to assist in joining a 2008 R2 server to a XenApp 6.5 Citrix Farm.

1.1 FARM DESIGN – OVERVIEW

1.2 BASE BUILD

1.2.1 Server Resource Specifications

Server 2008 R2 Standard x64

4 Gigs Memory

2 Processors

60 Gig HDD

1.2.2 SECURITY GROUP ASSIGNMENT

Manage access to your citrix servers using Group Policies. Use Security Groups for your server objects. Once the server is joined to the domain – add the server object to the secuirty group in AD that reflects the environment it will service.

1.3 XENAPP PREREQUISITS

The XenApp Server Role
Manager deploys the following software (except as noted), if it is not already installed:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (this is a prerequisite for the XenApp Server
    Role Manager; it is deployed automatically when you choose to add the
    XenApp server role from the Autorun menu)
  • Windows Server Remote Desktop Services role (if you do not have
    this prerequisite installed, the Server Role Manager installs it and enables
    the RDP client connection option; you will be asked to restart the server
    and resume the installation when you log on again)
  • Windows Application Server role
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (x64)

1.4 INSTALLING XENAPP

  • Run "autorun.exe"
  • Click "Install XenApp Server
  • Click "OK" to install .Net 3.5 SP1
  • Click to Add Server Roles
  • Install Enterprise Edition
  • Accept the License Agreement
  • Select the XenApp Role and click "Next"
  • Remove Xenapp Management and Windows Desktop Experience Integration. Click Next
  • Review the prerequisites and click next, and install
  • Reboot Server as requested
  • Log back in, the Xenapp Server Role Manager will open again. Click on Add or remove server roles.

(Ignore the Reboot message – That won't go away no matter how many times you reboot )

  • Click on Add Server Roles and accept the License agreement
  • Add XenApp again and click Next
  • Remove Xenapp Management and Windows Desktop Experience Integration. Click Next
  • Review the prerequisites and click next, and install. Install can take up too 30 mins.
  • Click Finish

4.4.2 CONFIGURING XENAPP SERVER

  • Open the Citrix Xenapp Server Role Manager
  • Under Server Configuration Tasks, click on Specify Licensing
  • On the License Configuration screen, enter (Name of your Citrix License Server) as the License Server, or choose to Configure the license
    server later using policy if you have specified the license server in your farm policies. Click Next.
  • Choose XenApp as the model in the the Licensing Model Screen and click apply
  • You will return to the XenApp Server Role Manager screen
  • Click on "Configure" under the Server Configuration Tasks
  • Click Add this server to an existing server farm
  • Choose Existing Microsoft SQL Server database and click next
  • Enter the name of your Database Server and the database name. Choose "SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password to access the database".
  • Test the connection and click next
  • On the Configure Shadowing screen leave the default of allow and click next
  • Under Specify Advanced Server Settings, configure the following:

(BE AWARE THERE IS 4 SETTINGS TO CONFIGURE ON THIS PAGE BEFORE CLICKING NEXT)

  • Data Collection
    • § Enable Session-host mode if you want to limit the data collector to specific servers
    • § Use a custom Zone name or accept the default
    • XML Service
      • § Use a custom XML Service TCP/IP Port : 8080 if you choose not to integrate with IIS and you changed your XML service port
      • Receiver
        • § Leave Blank (You can configure this lately should you need to use it
        • Remote Desktop Users
          • § Only select "Add the Authenticated Users". Deselect the default option. Click Next. Click Apply
          • § Click Finish. Reboot the Server.

And All Done!

 

 




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