In my previous post which you can find here I briefly covered what roaming profiles and redirected folders were. I then demonstrated how to set up two file shares, one to act as a central repository for the Citrix User Profile Manager (UPM) (XenAppProfiles$) and the other to act as a central repository for the Users redirected folders.(XenAppUserHome$). I also showed you how to redirect your user’s folders using Group Policy. (With the exception of the user appdata folder)
Having completed the above tasks the next step is to install the Citrix UPM software on each of your XenApp application servers. To do this you need to download the UPM zip file and its contents from the My Citrix page under downloads. (Remember the My Citrix page from my first blog post?) Continue reading
In my previous post which you can find here I covered the application and management of both Citrix User and Computer policies. I didn’t cover the application of any specific policies in great detail as I felt that it would be more beneficial to give you a framework around which you could apply policies suitable for your environment. I am now going to return to more specific instructions on how to leverage the Group Policy setup I have in place in order to manage Citrix User Profiles. I will begin by covering the topics with which you need to be familiar with before covering how to prepare your XenApp environment to best utilise the Citrix User Profile Manager (UPM) Continue reading
In the previous post which you can find here I covered the Citrix Computer Policies you needed to apply to your XenApp application servers in order for them to pick up licenses from your designated Citrix license server. You can also read how I created separate GPOs for ease of management and troubleshooting here. In this post I am going to cover the application and management of both Citrix User and Computer policies. Continue reading
In my previous blog post I covered the Installation and initial configuration of XenApp 6.5 on my designated XenApp application servers. (11V-XA65-01, 11V-XA65-02) It can be found here.
The next step in the process is to get the license server up and running. For this scenario I will be using the Windows Server 2008 R2 machine name 11V-XA65Lic-01 as both my XenApp license server and my Windows Remote Desktop license server. Continue reading
In my previous blog post I covered the basics of what XenApp actually was, setting up a My Citrix Account, getting access to the install sources and getting access to your XenApp licenses. You can find the first post here.
So now that you have got your hands on the installers and licenses for Citrix XenApp the next step is to get started on the install. There are plenty of how to docs on installing and configuring servers as well as setting up a Windows domain. Unless it is relevant to the task at hand I am not going to cover any Windows specific configuration in detail. If you have any questions or require clarification feel free to leave a comment. Continue reading
Welcome to my first post on Citrix XenApp, hopefully my first of many. My plan for this series of blog posts is to carry out a step by step walk through from creating a My Citrix Account, downloading your XenApp install sources, browsing the Citrix knowledgebase and finally installing and configuring XenApp 6.5 in a test Server 2008 R2 environment. I will also be adding articles related to technical issues I have come across and potential trouble shooting steps that can be taken but we must crawl before we can walk. Continue reading