The Virtual Delivery
Agents (VDAs) with this version number are not supported on Windows XP or
Windows Vista systems. Additionally, some of the features in this release are
not supported on those operating systems. To use the full functionality in this
release, Citrix recommends you replace Windows XP or Windows Vista systems with
Windows 7 or Windows 8, then install a Virtual Delivery Agent from this
To accommodate cases
when you must install an earlier version of the Virtual Desktop Agent to create
a Machine Catalog and a Delivery Group to host Windows XP or Windows Vista
clients, or to create a Master Image to deliver Windows XP or Windows Vista
desktops, the media for this release includes earlier Virtual Desktop Agent
software that is supported on those systems (version 5.6 FP1). If the installer
detects a Windows XP or Windows Vista system, it launches a different installer
that deploys the version 5.6 FP1 Virtual Desktop Agent.
- You cannot
install core components (for example, Controller, Studio, Director, StoreFront,
Citrix License Server) on a Windows XP or Windows Vista system.
- Remote PC Access
is not supported on Windows Vista systems.
Note: When installing
the earlier version of a Virtual Desktop Agent on a 32-bit XP machine, either
use the installation media locally or copy the media to the local drive. Do not
attempt to install the earlier version from a network share or a mapped drive.
To install and
configure an earlier Virtual Desktop Agent on Windows XP or Windows Vista using
the command line
From the \x64\XP
XenDesktop Setup or \x86\XP XenDesktop Setup directory on the installation
media, run the
XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe command. For details about what
you specify when installing the earlier version, search for
XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe in the archived
After installing the
Virtual Desktop Agent, install any additional hotfixes for that release.