Product Documentation

Install and Set Up XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2

Mar 03, 2011
Before you install XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2:
  • Identify the computers in your XenApp Connector installation:
    • Decide where to install XenApp Data Connector.
    • Decide where to install Configuration Manager Console Extension. Configuration Manager Console Extension is installed on the same server as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 console.
    • Identify the Configuration Manager site server. Ensure that the SMS Provider for the Configuration Manager site is installed on this computer.
    • Identify the computer you plan to use as your XenApp Powershell host. This is the computer running XenApp6 PowerShell SDK that the XenApp Data Connector uses to manage XenApp servers and gather farm data. Ensure this computer is not managed by Power and Capacity Management.
    • Identify a server running the Power and Capacity Management Concentrator that XenApp Data Connector will use to manage power states and load consolidation.
  • Install PowerShell and enable PowerShell remoting on the servers you plan to use for the following:
    • XenApp Data Connector
    • XenApp Powershell host
    • Configuration Manager site server
    • Power and Capacity Management Concentrator

    You can enable PowerShell remoting through the cmdlets Enable-PSRemoting and Set-ExecutionPolicy with RemoteSigned in the 32- and 64-bit PowerShell windows.

  • Enable XenApp Data Connector to communicate with these servers by opening default Windows Remote Management port 5985 on the firewalls or routers:
    • XenApp PowerShell host
    • Server running the Power and Capacity Management Concentrator
    • Configuration Manager site server
  • Ensure that you have the following sets of credentials, which permit XenApp Connector to write data to Configuration Manager and XenApp farms:
    • XenApp administrator credentials
    • Power and Capacity Management administrator credentials
    • Credentials required for Configuration Manager services and databases
    • Credentials for an account that can initiate remote Powershell connections to the XenApp server, the Power and Capacity Management Concentrator, and the Configuration Manager site server

To download, install, and configure XenApp Connector

  1. From My Citrix, download the installer package for XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2.
  2. On the server on which you want to install XenApp Connector, if Configuration Manager is running, close it.
  3. On the server on which you want to install XenApp Connector, run XAConfigMgr07R2.exe and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.
  4. After installation, the installation wizard invokes the configuration wizard. Depending on which components you are installing, the configuration wizard asks for the following information:
    • Fully qualified domain names for the XenApp PowerShell host, the server running the Power and Capacity Management Concentrator, and the Configuration Manager site server
    • Site code of the Configuration Manager site
    • Credentials that permit XenApp Connector to write data to Configuration Manager and XenApp farms
    • Advertisement processing interval, which is how often XenApp Connector checks the Configuration Manager database for new advertisements targeted at the XenApp farm
    • XenApp farm sync interval, which is how often XenApp Connector updates the Configuration Manager database with new, changed, or removed XenApp farm servers
    • XenApp publication interval, which is how often XenApp Connector checks the Configuration Manager database for new or updated publication information
    • XenApp power-on interval, which is how long in advance off-line servers are powered on to receive software updates
    • Advertising wait settings, such as the number of days an advertisement waits before logging off connected users and the number of minutes after a maintenance notification message is sent until users are forced to log off

After installation, if you choose not to run the configuration wizard, you can do so later by running ConfigWizard.exe.