PacktLib: Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook


About the Author

About the Reviewers


XenDesktop Installation and Configuration


Preparing the SQL Server database

Installing and configuring the license server

Installing XenDesktop components

Installing and configuring Web Interface

Installing and configuring Provisioning Services

Chapter 1 XenDesktop lab

Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop


Configuring the XenDesktop site

Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer

Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere

Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V

Chapter 2 XenDesktop lab

Master Image Configuration and Tuning


Installing Citrix Profile Management

Configuring virtual desktop policies

Configuring Active Directory policies

Optimizing the desktop experience

Chapter 3 XenDesktop lab

User Experience – Planning and Configuring


Implementing profile architecture

Installing Virtual Desktop Agent

Configuring advanced user experience – HDX 3D Pro

Configuring Citrix Receiver

Chapter 4 XenDesktop lab

Configuring Additional Architectural Components


Configuring the Merchandising Server

Configuring the Branch Repeater virtual appliance

Installing and configuring XenDesktop Collector

Chapter 5 XenDesktop lab

Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment


Creating and configuring the machine catalog

Modifying an existing machine catalog

Using Citrix Desktop Director

Configuring printers

Configuring USB devices

Chapter 6 XenDesktop lab

Deploying Applications


Publishing the VM-hosted apps with XenDesktop

Publishing the streamed apps with XenApp 6.5

Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V

Chapter 7 XenDesktop lab

XenDesktop Tuning and Security


Configuring the XenDesktop policies

Configuring the Citrix Access Gateway virtual appliance

Configuring the XenDesktop logging

Chapter 8 XenDesktop lab

Working with XenDesktop PowerShell


Retrieving system information – configuration service cmdlets

Managing Active Directory accounts – AD identity cmdlets

Managing the Citrix Desktop Controller – broker cmdlets

Administering hosts and machines – host and machine creation cmdlets

Chapter 9 XenDesktop lab

Configuring the XenDesktop Advanced Logon


Implementing the XenDesktop smart card authentication

Implementing the XenDesktop strong authentication

Implementing the Citrix SSO platform

Chapter 10 XenDesktop lab