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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Step 1 – installing the controller (XD1)

The first machine you will install is the XenDesktop controller. If you refer back to our network diagram in Chapter 1, Designing a XenDesktop® Site, this is labeled as xd1.xenpipe.com or XD1 for short.

Installing the components on XD1

We are ready to begin our installation of the first XenDesktop server in the XenDesktop Site. You need to work from your laptop or desktop, typically the machine that is running XenCenter to perform this work. Perform the following steps to install the components on XD1:

Tip

You can use the console screen of the Windows Server in XenCenter; however, it will be much easier for you to connect directly to the machine using RDP. From a command-line prompt, type c:\> mstsc /admin ...

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