Category Archives: Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenDesktop, VDI, Virtual-Desktop, MCS, PVS

Citrix XenApp 7.9 Editions and Features (Compare and Breakdown)

Citrix XenApp 7.9 Editions and Features (Compare and Breakdown) Citrix has 3 baseline platform license editions available for purchase. These consist of Standard, Enterprise, and Platinum (with Standard being the most basic, and Platinum having to largest number of available features for use). The license file and edition that is purchased, downloaded, and applied to…
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Citrix Broker Service Configuration (XenDesktop XML Broker)

Citrix Broker Service Configuration (XenDesktop XML Broker) XML Trust Connectivity Configuration Needed on DDC Servers: Overview XML trust configuration needing to be setup for your XDC Servers to successfully receive any XML requests. View existing configuration and if XML requests are currently configured as "being allowed" Commands (from PowerShell) "asnp Citrix*" "Get-BrokerSite" Needed command output…
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VDI Antivirus

VDI Antivirus One of the biggest items missed and associated issues under a new Citrix (or other VDI) environment is when a client doesn't properly plan and configure for their anti-virus software integration. Weather an unsupported anti-virus solution is implemented or environment special and advanced configuration is not implemented properly, I have seen several instances…
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Citrix Delivery Controller HA Configuration

Citrix Delivery Controller HA Configuration This blog article explains the process of successfully adding a secondary Citrix 7.x Delivery Controller to an existing single host server Site/Farm. With the addition of a secondary Controller, the environment will be equipped for high availability and load balancing for tasks such as brokering connecting end-user connections, network communication…
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Citrix VDA Installation

Citrix VDA Installation The Citrix VDA (Virtual Desktop Agent) is a mandatory component install under the Citrix 7.x product line and suite. The agent must be installed on all backed XenDesktop 7.6 desktop and server systems acting a session hosts where end-user sessions are connected to and established. The Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Delivery Controller(s) must…
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Citrix Environment Antivirus Best Practices

Citrix Environment Antivirus Best Practices One of the biggest items overlooked under a new Citrix environment is the lack of planning and design as it relates to the integration and configuration of their chosen anti-virus solution. This oversight can quickly turn into a huge issue as it relates to environment performance. Weather an unsupported anti-virus…
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