- Cumulative Update 6 (CU 6)
- Cumulative Update 5 (CU5)
- Cumulative Update 4 (CU4)
- Cumulative Update 3 (CU3)
- Cumulative Update 2 (CU2)
- Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)
- Long Term Service Release (LTSR)
- Features not in this release
- Known issues
- System requirements
- Technical overview
- Install and upgrade analytics
- Prepare to install
- Prepare the virtualization environment - VMware
- Prepare the virtualization environment - Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
- Prepare for using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
- Install using the graphical interface
- Install using the command line
- Create a Site
- Install or remove Virtual Delivery Agents using scripts
- Install VDAs using the standalone package
- Machine catalogs
- Delivery groups
- XenApp published apps and desktops
- VM hosted apps
- VDI desktops
- Remote PC Access
- Local App Access and URL redirection
- Server VDI
- Remove components
Upgrades and migration
- Install and upgrade analytics
- Upgrade a deployment
- Migrate XenApp 6.x
- Install and upgrade analytics
- Migrate XenDesktop 4
- Work with policies
- Policy templates
- Create policies
- Compare, prioritize, model, and troubleshoot policies
- Default policy settings
Policy settings reference
- ICA policy settings
- Load management policy settings
- Profile management policy settings
- Receiver policy settings
- Virtual Delivery Agent policy settings
- Virtual IP policy settings
- Configure COM Port and LPT Port Redirection settings using the registry
- Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 policy settings
- Connections and resources
- Connection leasing
- Virtual IP and virtual loopback
- Secondary database locations
- Delivery Controller environment
- Session management
- Using Search in Studio
- IPv4/IPv6 support
- Client folder redirection
- Personal vDisk 7.x (Excluded from LTSR)
- User profiles
- Get started with Session Recording
- Grant access rights to users
- Create and activate recording policies
- Disable or enable recording
- Configure the connection to the Session Recording Server
- Create notification messages
- Enable custom event recording
- Enable or disable live session playback and playback
- Enable or disable playback protection
- Enable and disable digital signing
- Specify where recordings are stored
- Specify file size for recordings
- View recordings
- Troubleshoot Session Recording
- Reference - Manage your database records
- Third Party Notices
- Personal vDisk
- Configuration Logging
- Monitor Service OData API
- XenApp and XenDesktop SDK
- Citrix VDI Best Practices for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR
- Third party notices
Jan 25, 2017
To build a XenApp or XenDesktop deployment:
Set up the virtualization environment to host and manage the components of your XenApp or XenDesktop environment.
See System requirements for supported versions of the virtualization platforms, management tools, and cloud deployment solutions listed here.
You can use these virtualization platforms to host and manage machines in your XenApp or XenDesktop environment:
- XenServer. See XenServer for information on setting up and using XenServer.
- VMware vSphere. See Prepare the virtualization environment: VMware for guidance on setting up and using VMware vSphere with XenApp or XenDesktop.
- Hyper-V with Microsoft System Center Virtualization Machine Manager (VMM). See Prepare the virtualization environment: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager for guidance on setting up and using Hyper-V with VMM with XenApp or XenDesktop.
You can use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager with Citrix Connector 7.5 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 to manage physical and virtual machines in your XenApp or XenDesktop environment or use it to enable the Wake on LAN feature of Remote PC Access. See Prepare for using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
You can use these cloud deployment solutions to host product components and provision virtual machines. These solutions pool computing resources to build public, private, and hybrid Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) clouds.
- Amazon Web Services, see Deploy XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 and 7.6 with Amazon VPC.
- Citrix CloudPlatform, see XenApp and XenDesktop concepts and deployment on CloudPlatform.
Set up the non-Citrix infrastructure components required to build your XenApp or XenDesktop Site. These include at least one domain controller running Active Directory Domain Services.
Install the Citrix components that make up your XenApp or XenDesktop Site. You can install components using a wizard-based graphical interface or a command-line interface, which enables scripted installation. Both methods install most prerequisites automatically.
Install the core components: Delivery Controller, Citrix Studio, Citrix Director, Citrix License Server, and Citrix StoreFront. See Install using the graphical interface or Install using the command line for information on installing these components.
From Studio, create a Site. See Create a Site.
Install a Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA), either on the master image you will use to create virtual machines or directly on each machine. See Install using the graphical interface or Install using the command line for information on installing the VDA. You may also want to see Install or remove Virtual Delivery Agents using scripts.
For Remote PC Access deployments, install a VDA for Desktop OS on each office PC. Citrix recommends using the VDA installer’s command line interface and your existing Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) methods.
Optionally, install the Universal Print Server on the print servers in your environment. See Install using the graphical interface or Install using the command line for information on installing the Universal Print Server.
Optionally, integrate additional Citrix components into your XenApp or XenDesktop deployment. For example:
Provisioning Services is an optional component of XenApp and XenDesktop that provisions machines by streaming a master image to target devices. See Provisioning Services.
Citrix NetScaler Gateway is a secure application access solution that provides administrators granular application-level policy and action controls to secure access to applications and data. See Citrix NetScaler Gateway.
Citrix CloudBridge is a set of appliances that optimize WAN performance. See Citrix CloudBridge.
Set up the resources you will deliver to users. How you do this depends on the delivery method you are using, but this is the basic sequence for most delivery methods:
Using your hypervisor’s management tool , create a master image that defines the desktops or applications you want to provide. See Prepare a master image.
Create a machine catalog containing physical and virtual machines from that master image. See Create a machine catalog.
- If you are using Machine Creation Services to provision machines, you can add machines to the machine catalog from within Studio.
- If you are using Provisioning Services to provision machines, you add machines to the machine catalog from the Provisioning Services console.
From Studio, create a Delivery Group to specify which users can access these machines and the applications installed on them. See Delivery groups.