XenDesktop 7 Deep Dive Part 2 – Create site

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XenDesktop 7 Deep Dive Part 2 – Create site

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Follow this step by step guide to configure XenDesktop 7 site. 

XenDesktop Deep Dive Series

Introduction

Part 1 – Installation 

Part 2 – Configure XenDesktop Site

Part 3 – Install and configure VDA

Part 4 – Create and configure machine catalog

Part 5 – Create and configure delivery group

Part 6 – Install and configure StoreFront

Part 7 – Configure Receiver

Configure Citrix Studio Site

1.  Launch Desktop Studio and on a welcome screen click Get Started.

 Figure 1


Figure 1

2. I will configure a full site, so I will leave a default selection and fill in a site name and click Next

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Figure 2

3. Wizard is populating the standard database name based on the site name created in the previous step as it is shown in Figure 3.

Note: This is valid only when SQL Express was installed using installation wizard. The standard naming convention for database name is: CITRIX<site name>. I have installed SQL server manually and I have to update database name as it is shown in Figure 4. 

Note: When database is created manually please make sure that database is configured with proper collation sequence. The required collation ends with _CI_AS_KS. In general, it is best to use a collation which ends with “_100_CI_AS_KS”

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Figure 3

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Figure 4

4. I will leave default settings on Licensing page. A 30-day trial license is included in the installer. I will add proper license later on. XenDesktop Site creation wizard has a new ability to find installed licenses instead of navigating through the Citrix licensing portal, verifiy a connection to the license server, and trusted SSL connection.

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Figure 6

5. On the Connection page I will select None as a host type. Connection to the hypervisor I will configure in the next post.

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Figure 7

6.  I won’t use App-V, so I will leave a default selection and click Next

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Figure 8

7. Click Finish

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Figure 9

8. When XenDesktop site is created select Controlers node in the left pane and verify the server name as it is shown in Figure 10.

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I’m a Citrix Architect with 17 years experience in Microsoft and Citrix infrastructure. I have been working with Citrix since Metaframe 1.8 and my primary focus is on Server, Desktop and Application virtualisation with a preference for Citrix products. I’m an enthusiast of Citrix XenDesktop and Provisioning Server.

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