PacktLib: Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5

Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5


About the Author


About the Reviewers



Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6.5

Introducing XenApp 6.5

XenApp feature overview

System requirements


Designing a XenApp 6.5 Farm

Case study: Brick Unit Constructions

Farm terminology and concepts

Designing a basic XenApp architecture

The pilot plan


Installing XenApp 6.5

Installing and configuring XenApp 6.5

Configuring Windows components

Installing XenApp using the Wizard-Based Server Role Manager

Installing License Server and Web Interface roles in server BRICKXA65-01

Configuring Citrix License Server

Installing Citrix Licenses

Configuring XenApp Using the Wizard-based Server Configuration Tool

Configuring Citrix Web Interface server

Configure Remote Desktop Licenses

Managing XenApp Farms


Advanced XenApp Deployment

Unattended install of XenApp 6.5

Customizing Citrix Web Interface Server


Using Management Tools

Management Consoles

Other Administration Tools

Managing Citrix Administrators


Application Publishing

Publishing applications


Application Streaming

Application streaming

System requirements for application streaming

Components for application streaming

Choosing which plug-in to use for application streaming

Profiling Microsoft Office 2010


Managing XenApp Policies

Understanding XenApp policies

Working with management consoles

Creating XenApp policies

Applying policies to sessions

Using Citrix policies templates

Using Worker Groups to assign policies

Troubleshooting policies


Printing in XenApp Environments

Windows printing concepts

Printing on Citrix XenApp

Managing printer drivers

Using the Citrix Universal Printer

Implementing Printers

Printing for mobile users

Third-party printing solutions


Multimedia Content in XenApp

Description of Citrix HDX technologies

Using HDX 3D technologies to improve image display

Using HDX Broadcast Display settings

Using HDX MediaStream Multimedia Acceleration

Using HDX MediaStream for Flash to optimize Flash content

Configuring audio using policies

Bandwidth policy settings

Configuring audio for user sessions

HDX Experience Monitor for XenApp


Managing Sessions

Understanding sessions

Monitoring XenApp sessions

Managing XenApp sessions

Viewing XenApp sessions

Maintaining session activity

Customizing user environments in XenApp

Limiting concurrent connections

Optimizing user sessions for XenApp

Redirection of Local Special Folders in sessions


Scripting Programming

MFCOM and PowerShell

Installing XenApp Commands on XenApp Servers

Using PowerShell for basic administrative tasks

Using PowerShell Commands from .NET applications

Using MFCOM on XenApp

Convert MFCOM scripts to PowerShell


Receiver and Plug-Ins Management

Introduction to Citrix Receiver

Setting up Citrix Merchandising Server 2.2

Installing Citrix Receiver


Virtualizing XenApp Farms

Deploying XenApp 6.5 in a virtualized environment

Choosing the right virtualization platform

Deploying XenApp 6.5 on Citrix XenServer

Deploying XenApp 6.5 on Microsoft Hyper-V

Deploying XenApp 6.5 on VMware vSphere

Virtual machines optimizations

Cloning XenApp 6.5 virtual machines