Enabling Configuration Logging in Citrix XenApp 6.5

XenApp 6.5 Configuration Logging

In most any enterprise environment there will be more than one administrator who will perform configuration changes in a XenApp 6.5 farm. Whenever issues arise due to changes being made in a farm, it can be beneficial to know what administrator made which specific change, and when that change was made. By identifying the modification that was made, you can perform a rollback, by undoing that change. In XenApp 6.5 there is […]

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Installing Citrix XenApp 6.5

Installing Citrix XenApp 6.5

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install Citrix XenApp 6.5, in this guide we will go through the installation of the first XenApp server in a XenApp 6.5 farm. We will also install the different infrastructure servers required for a XenApp 6.5 farm installation. Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 is an on-demand application delivery solution that enables any application to be virtualized, centralized, and managed in the […]

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Installing Citrix Web Interface 5.4

Installing Citrix Web Interface 5.4

The Citrix Web Interface provides users access to XenApp 6.5 applications and content. It is also used by XenDesktop. Users can access their resources through a standard Web browser or through the Citrix Receiver. The XML service on the designated XML brokers (which must be XenApp servers running the controller role), communicates with the web interface to determine which resources users have access to. In this blog post we will look at […]

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Creating The XenApp 6.5 Datastore in SQL Server 2008 R2

XenApp 6.5 IMA Data Store

All XenApp 6.5 farm configuration is stored in a database, known as the IMA Data Store. During the creation of the Data Store, the database where the Data Store will be stored must already exist. In this blog post we will look at how to create the database where you can store data for the IMA Data Store. We will also look at the different components which are, in one way or […]

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Architectural Components

XenApp 6.5 Architectural Components

At their core XenApp servers perform the same function as Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host servers, in other words, they host applications and desktops, which users can connect to. But XenApp is more secure, configurable, faster and expands upon the functionality offered by Microsoft RDS. In this blog post we will briefly look at Architectural components of XenApp 6.5, to get a basic understanding of what function the different components of a […]

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Administration of Citrix License Server

Administration of Citrix License Server

In the previous blog post, we looked at the installation and initial configuration of Citrix License Server Version 11.12.1. In this blog post, we will look at how to administer Citrix License Server. The tool you use to administer Citrix License Server, is the License Administration Console. Administration of version 11.9.x and above is more or less the same. You can open the License Administration console on the computer where its installed […]

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Installing Citrix License Server for Windows

Installing Citrix License Server for Windows

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Citrix License Server Version 11.12.1 for Windows. Importing licenses to the License Server will also be covered in this guide. Citrix products require licenses for users to connect successfully and depend on communication with the license server. Citrix products have an initial grace period of 30 days, during which two users can run any product without requiring licenses. Although you can use […]

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