Templates are a source for creating policies from a predefined starting point. Built-in Citrix templates, optimized for specific environments or network conditions, can be used as:
Policy templates can be imported or exported. For additional templates and updates to the built-in templates, see CTX202000.
For considerations when using templates to create policies, see CTX202330.
The following policy templates are available:
While we recommend using the built-in Citrix templates with their default settings, you will find settings that do not have a specific recommended value, for example, Overall session bandwidth limit, included in the Optimized for WAN templates. In this case, the template exposes the setting so the administrator will understand this setting is likely to apply to the scenario.
If you are working with a deployment (policy management and VDAs) prior to XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 FP3, and require High Server Scalability and Optimized for WAN templates, please use the Legacy OS versions of these templates when these apply.
Built-in templates are created and updated by Citrix. You cannot modify or delete these templates.
To create a new template based on a template:
After you click Finish, the new template appears on the Templates tab.
To create a new template based on a policy:
To import a template:
To export a template:
A .gpt file is created in the specified location.
|Create a new template from an existing policy||On the Policies tab, select the policy and then select Actions > Save as Template.|
|Create a new policy from an existing template||On the Templates tab, select the template and then click New Policy.|
|Create a new template from an existing template||On the Templates tab, select the template and then click New Template.|
|Import a template||On the Templates tab, select Actions > Import.|
|Export a template||On the Templates tab, select Actions > Export.|
|View template settings||On the Templates tab, select the template and then click the Settings tab.|
|View a summary of template properties||On the Templates tab, select the template and then click the Properties tab.|
|View template prerequisites||On the Templates tab, select the template and then click the Prerequisites tab.|
Policy templates are stored on the machine where the policy management package was installed. This machine is either the Delivery Controller machine or the Group Policy Objects management machine - not the XenApp and XenDesktop Site's database. This means that the policy template files are controlled by Windows administrative permissions rather than Site's Delegated Administration roles and scopes.
As a result, an administrator with read-only permission in the Site can, for example, create new templates. However, because templates are local files, no changes are actually made to your environment.
Custom templates are only visible to the user account that creates them and stored in the user’s Windows profile. To expose a custom template further, create a policy from it or export it to a shared location.