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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Chapter 1 XenDesktop lab

The main purpose of this lab is preparing infrastructural components, shown in this chapter, to have the base components on which we want to perform advanced configurations and implementations in the next labs throughout the book.

Using a hypervisor supported by Citrix XenDesktop (VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer), install five virtual machines, as indicated:

  1. Configure a Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine as a domain controller, with the following parameters:
    • Recommended virtual hardware resources are one vCPU, 4 GB of RAM, 30 GB of hard disk
    • vmctxdc01 as the hostname
    • 192.168.1.50 as the IP address
    • Domain controller, DNS, and DHCP installed roles
    • ctxlab.local as the domain name
    • DHCP IP range from 192.168.1.100 to ...

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