Citrix Policy creation in a Xenapp 6.5 environment

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

Install of Citrix XenApp 6.5 License Server and Windows Server Remote Desktop Licensing

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

Install and Configuration of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Application Servers

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

My Inaugural post on Citrix XenApp 6.5

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