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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Chapter 1. XenDesktop Installation and Configuration

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Preparing the SQL Server database
  • Installing and configuring the license server
  • Installing XenDesktop components
  • Installing and configuring Web Interface
  • Installing and configuring Provisioning Services

Introduction

XenDesktop 5.6 is the latest version of the Citrix end user virtualization platform. System engineers can choose between two architectural implementations – Machine Creation Services (MCS), which consist of hosted desktops and applications published to users based on given accessibility permissions, and Provisioning Services (PVS), which consist of a single desktop or a pool of them, booted over a network and streamed on demand to end users.

In both cases, ...

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