Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service

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This article summarizes the setup tasks for delivering desktops and apps using the service’s Quick Deploy interface. We recommend that you review each procedure before actually doing it, so you know what to expect.

To use Quick Deploy to set up a Remote PC Access deployment, see Remote PC Access.

Setup task summary

The following sections of this article guide you through setup tasks:

  1. Review and complete necessary tasks in system requirements and preparation.
  2. Set up a quick proof of concept deployment or a production deployment.
  3. Provide the workspace URL to your users.

System requirements and preparation

Supported operating systems

When using Quick Deploy with a Citrix Managed Azure subscription:

  • Windows 7 (VDA must be 7.15 LTSR with latest Cumulative Update)
  • Windows 10 single-session
  • Windows 10 multi-session
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu

When using Quick Deploy with a customer-managed Azure subscription:

  • Windows 7 (VDA must be 7.15 LTSR with latest Cumulative Update)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise single-session
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Virtual Desktop multi-session
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu

Set up a quick proof of concept deployment

This procedure requires a Citrix Managed Azure subscription.

  1. Create a catalog using quick create.
  2. Add your users to the Managed Azure AD.
  3. Add your users to the catalog.
  4. Notify your users of the Workspace URL.

Set up a production deployment

  1. If you’re using your own Active Directory or Azure Active Directory to authenticate users, connect and set that method in Citrix Cloud.
  2. If you’re using domain-joined machines, verify that you have valid DNS server entries.
  3. If you’re using your own Azure subscription (instead of a Citrix Managed Azure subscription), add your Azure subscription.
  4. Create or import an image. Although you can use one of the Citrix prepared images as-is in a catalog, they’re intended primarily for proof of concept deployments.
  5. If you’re using a Citrix Managed Azure subscription, and want your users to be able to access items in your network (such as file servers), set up an Azure VNet peering or Citrix SD-WAN connection.
  6. Create a catalog using custom create.
  7. If you’re creating a catalog of multi-session machines, add apps to the catalog, if needed.
  8. If you’re using the Citrix Managed Azure AD to authenticate your users, add users to the directory.
  9. Add users to the catalog.
  10. Notify your users of the Workspace URL.

After you set up the deployment, use the Quick Deploy > Monitor dashboard to see desktop usage, sessions, and machines.

Workspace URL

After you create catalogs and assign users, notify users where to find their desktops and apps: the Workspace URL. The Workspace URL is the same for all catalogs and users.

The Workspace URL is available in two locations:

  • From Manage > Quick Deploy in the service, view the URL by expanding User Access & Authentication on the right.

  • From the Citrix Cloud console, select Workspace Configuration from the upper left menu. The Access tab contains the Workspace URL.

For information about customizing the Workspace URL, see Customize the Workspace URL.

After users navigate to the Workspace URL and authenticate, they can start their desktops and apps.

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