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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Installing XenDesktop components

We've implemented two fundamental components of a VDI infrastructure: database server and license server. Now we've got to implement the core of Citrix XenDesktop, which includes Desktop Director Controller, Desktop Director, and Desktop Studio.

In a Citrix environment, most of the activities are related to the Desktop Director Controller, also known as DDC; with this component we're able to interface with hypervisors, generate machine pools, and provision desktops and applications. This component is the engine of the VDI Citrix platform, also known as the broker. Combined with it there's Desktop Studio, a snap-in interface that allows administrators to manage desktop components. Last is Desktop Director, a centralized ...

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