- What's new
- System requirements
- Technical overview
Install and configure
Prepare to install
- Microsoft Azure Resource Manager virtualization environments
- Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager virtualization environments
- XenServer virtualization environments
- Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager environments
- VMware virtualization environments
- Nutanix virtualization environments
- Microsoft Azure virtualization environments
- Install core components
- Install VDAs
- Install using the command line
- Install VDAs using scripts
- Create a Site
- Create machine catalogs
- Manage machine catalogs
- Create Delivery Groups
- Manage Delivery Groups
- Create Application Groups
- Manage Application Groups
- Remote PC Access
- XenApp Secure Browser
- Publish content
- Server VDI
- Personal vDisk
- Remove components
- Prepare to install
- Upgrade and migrate
- Security considerations and best practices
- Integrate XenApp and XenDesktop with NetScaler Gateway
- Delegated Administration
- Smart cards
- Transport Layer Security (TLS)
- Federated Authentication Service
- General content redirection
- 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
- Advanced configuration
- Monitor deployments
- Alerts and notifications
- Delegated Administration and Director
- Secure Director deployment
- Configure permissions for VDAs earlier than XenDesktop 7
- Configure network analysis
- Troubleshoot user issues
- Troubleshoot applications
- Troubleshoot machines
- Feature compatibility matrix
- Data granularity and retention
- Configure PIV smart card authentication
- Application probing
- SDKs and APIs
Upgrade and migrate
Upgrading changes deployments to the newest component versions without having to set up new machines or Sites; this is known as an in-place upgrade. You can upgrade to the current version from:
- XenDesktop 5.6 *
- XenDesktop 7.0
- XenDesktop 7.1
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.7
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.9
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.14
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.16
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.17
* To upgrade from XenDesktop 5.6 to this CR, first upgrade to 7.6 LTSR (with the latest CU), then upgrade to this CR.
- Run the installer on the machines where the core components and VDAs are installed. The software determines if an upgrade is available and installs the newer version.
- Use the newly upgraded Studio to upgrade the database and the Site.
For details, see Upgrade a deployment.
For information about installing Controller hotfixes, see CTX201988.
Migrating moves data from an earlier deployment to the newest version. You can migrate a XenApp 6 deployment. Migrating includes installing current components and creating a new Site, exporting data from the older farm, and then importing the data to the new Site.
For information about architecture, component, and feature changes that were introduced with the 7.x releases, see Changes in 7.x.
To migrate from XenApp 6.5:
- Install core components and create a new XenApp Site.
- From the XenApp 6.5 controller, use PowerShell cmdlets to export policy and/or farm data to XML files. You can edit the XML file content to tailor the information you will import.
- From the new Site, use PowerShell cmdlets and the XML files to import policy and/or application data to the new Site.
- Complete post-migration tasks on the new Site.
For details, see Migrate XenApp 6.x.