Product Documentation

Install using the graphical interface

Nov 04, 2016

Introduction

This article applies to installing components on machines with Windows operating systems. For information about VDAs for Linux operating systems, see the current Linux Virtual Delivery Agent articles.

Important: This article describes how to launch the graphical interface of the product installers. Before beginning any installation, review the Prepare to install article, which describes:

  • The available installers, things you should be familiar with, and tasks you should complete before installation.
  • Details of what you will see and specify in the graphical interface wizard.  

Use the full-product installer

You can use the full-product installer to:

  • Install, upgrade, or remove core components: Delivery Controller, Citrix Studio, Citrix Director, License Server, and StoreFront. (See the Upgrade article for details about upgrading, and the Remove components article for removal details.)
  • Install or upgrade a VDA, or customize a previously installed VDA. (See the Upgrade article for details about upgrading.)
  • Install the Universal Print Server server component, which provisions network session printers. The Controller already has the Universal Print Server client functionality; you need only install the UpsServer component on the print servers in your environment. After you install the component, follow the configuration instructions in the Provision printers article.
  • Install the Federated Authentication Service; see the Federated Authentication Service article for details.
  • Install the Self-Service Password Reset Service; see the Password Reset Service documentation for details.

To launch the full-product installer's graphical interface:

  1. Download the product package from Citrix. Citrix account credentials are required to access the download site.
  2. Unzip the file. Optionally, burn a DVD of the ISO file.
  3. Log on to the server where you are installing the components, using a local administrator account.
  4. Insert the DVD in the drive or mount the ISO file. If the installer does not launch automatically, double-click the AutoSelect application or the mounted drive.
  5. Choose whether to install XenApp or XenDesktop.
  6. Select the component you want to install.

If you are just getting started:

Select Delivery Controller in the left column. As the wizard continues, you can choose which components to install on the machine where you are running the installer (Delivery Controller, Studio, Director, License Server, StoreFront).

If you have already installed some components and want to extend your deployment:

Click the component you want to install from the right column. This column offers core components plus other components, technologies, and features.

To install a VDA:

Click the available VDA entry in the middle column; the installer knows which one is right for the operating system where you're running the installer. For example, if you launch the installer on a Windows 10 machine, the VDA for Desktop OS option will be available, but the VDA for Server OS option will not.

Follow the wizard. Remember: the Prepare to install article provides guidance about information you see and specify in the wizard. If you are installing a VDA, an automatic restart is enabled by default when the installation completes; the restart is required before the VDA can be used in a Site.

You can use the graphical interface to:

  • Install one or more core components: Delivery Controller, Citrix Studio, Citrix Director, License Server, and StoreFront.
  • Install a Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) on a master image or on a virtual or physical machine. You can also customize scripts provided on the media and then use them to install and remove VDAs in Active Directory.
  • Customize a previously-installed VDA.
  • Install a Universal Print Server server component. The Controller already has the Universal Print Server client functionality; you need only install the UpsServer component on the print servers in your environment. After you install the component, follow the configuration instructions in the Configure printers article.
  • Upgrade components; see the Upgrade a deployment article.

Both the full-product installer and the standalone VDA installer have a graphical interface. 

You can use the graphical interface to:

  • Install one or more core components: Delivery Controller, Citrix Studio, Citrix Director, License Server, and StoreFront.
  • Install a Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) on a master image or on a virtual or physical machine. You can also customize scripts provided on the media and then use them to install and remove VDAs in Active Directory.
  • Customize a previously-installed VDA.
  • Install a Universal Print Server server component. The Controller already has the Universal Print Server client functionality; you need only install the UpsServer component on the print servers in your environment. After you install the component, follow the configuration instructions in the Configure printers article.
  • Upgrade components; see the Upgrade a deployment article.

Both the full-product installer and the standalone VDA installer have a graphical interface. 

Use a standalone VDA installation package

Citrix account credentials are required to access the download site. You must either have elevated administrative privileges before starting the installation or use Run as administrator. Disable User Account Control (UAC).

  1. Download the appropriate package from Citrix: VDAServerSetup.exe for server OS machines, or VDAWorkstationSetup.exe for desktop OS machines. For single user, single server OS deployments (for example, delivering Windows Server 2012 to one user for web development), use the VDAWorkstationSetup.exe package. For more information, see the Server VDI article.
  2. Right-click the package and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Follow the wizard. An automatic restart is enabled by default when the installation completes; the restart is required before the VDA can be used in a Site.

Customize a VDA

To customize a VDA that is already installed:

  1. From the Windows feature for removing or changing programs, select Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent <version>, then right-click and select Change.
  2. Select Customize Virtual Delivery Agent Settings. When the installer launches, you can change the Controller addresses, TCP/IP port to register with the Controller (default = 80), or whether to automatically open Windows Firewall port exceptions.