importing data from a XenDesktop 4 farm to a XenDesktop 7.x Site, complete the
following tasks before using the new Site for production work:
- Upgrade the
Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs). Although it is not required, Citrix recommends
that you upgrade VDAs before upgrading Controllers, Studio, or Director.
- For Windows
Vista and Windows XP, upgrade to XenDesktop 5. 6 Feature Pack 1 Virtual Desktop
- For Windows
7, upgrade to the XenDesktop 7.x Virtual Delivery Agent.
administrators you need for the XenDesktop 7.x Site.
- Update user
devices — Citrix recommends that you update user devices with the latest
version of Citrix Receiver to benefit from hotfixes and to receive support for
the latest features.
- Modify the
imported desktops to use registry-based Controller discovery, and point them to
the XenDesktop 7.x Controllers using one of the following methods:
- Manually edit
the registry to remove the unnecessary Organizational Unit (OU) GUID registry
entry, and add a ListOfDDCs registry entry.
- Set up a
machine policy to distribute the list of Controllers to the desktops, using the
Active Directory policy GPMC.msc. You cannot use Studio to configure this
Controller discovery is the default for XenDesktop 7.x, but Active
Directory-based discovery is still available.
implement the following registry key settings described in the best practices
for XenDesktop registry-based registration in
If you do not
perform this action, the default XenDesktop 7.x settings for these keys are
- Turn off
maintenance mode for the imported machines if they were in maintenance mode in
XenDesktop 4 before the XML file was generated.
- Check the
XenDesktop 7.x settings to make sure that they are correct, particularly if you
had changed the PortICAConfig XML file on XenDesktop 4.
- Review all
migrated components to make sure that the migration was successful.