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XenDesktop 4 components that are not migrated

Oct 31, 2013

Not all XenDesktop 4 components are supported in this release. This table summarizes components that are not migrated.

Data type Notes

Virtual Delivery agent

Before a XenDesktop 7.x Delivery Controller can manage virtual desktops from XenDesktop 4, you must upgrade the VDAs to a minimum release of XenDesktop 5.x.

For information about upgrading VDAs, see Post-migration tasks.


You must deploy new Controller servers. You cannot upgrade a XenDesktop 4 Controller to a XenDesktop 7.x Site.

XenDesktop 7.x Sites cannot join a XenDesktop 4 farm, and XenDesktop 4 Controllers cannot join a XenDesktop 7.x Site.

In addition, each version has different server requirements. XenDesktop 4 requires Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and XenDesktop 7.x requires Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

XenDesktop 7.1 and 7.5 also support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.

Web Interface

Citrix recommends using StoreFront with XenDesktop 7.x. For information about installing and configuring StoreFront, see To install and set up StoreFront.

When the installation program detects Web Interface, it installs StoreFront, but does not remove Web Interface.

Active Directory Organizational Unit (OU) configuration

Sharing an Organizational Unit (OU) between two farms or two Sites, or a farm and a Site is not supported.

If you plan to configure the new Site to use Active Directory-based Controller discovery rather than the default registry-based Controller discovery, you must create a new OU to support it.

PortICAConfig XML file

If you have changed the default settings for this file you may need to configure these settings for the new Site through Group Policy Objects.

Configuration logging settings provided through XenDesktop 4 Service Pack 1


Provisioning services-related data




List of Controllers


NetScaler GateWay


Event log throttling settings