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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Chapter 3 XenDesktop lab

In this laboratory, we will create a Windows 2008 R2 machine to configure and use as a file server where you want to store the centralized profiles under Citrix UPM. Then we'll configure Citrix and Windows native policies, in order to use the centralized profile management and to optimize the performance for the deployed Windows clients, both for PVS and MCS architectures. Perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine on a supported hypervisor, with the following parameters:
    • Recommended virtual hardware resources, that is, two vCPUs, 4 GB RAM, 40 GB hard disk for system disk (C:), and at least 50 GB hard disk for file server volume (assigned driver letter, F:)
    • vmctxdfs01 as the hostname
    • 192.168.1.55 ...

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