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

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Step 5 – installing the Virtual Delivery Agent on the master images

Now that you have built a master image of the desktop, you may want to serve it to your users. For this, you need to install the XenDesktop Delivery Agent and Receiver onto that image.

Creating the desktop master images

In this task, we will install the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) and Citrix Receiver on the master image for desktops. VDA is the piece of software that allows the desktop VM to communicate with the XenDesktop servers. The Citrix Receiver allows applications to launch seamlessly from the application servers. The following are the steps to create the desktop master images:

  1. Mount the XenDesktop installation media in the DVD drive in XenCenter, then log in to the master ...

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