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Mastering Citrix® XenDesktop® by Daniele Tosatto, Govardhan Gunnala

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Installing Virtual Desktop Agent

In this section, we will discover how to install Virtual Desktop Agent on the machines that we want to make available to users in a XenDesktop environment.

Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) is the software that enables a machine to connect to a XenDesktop. VDA can be installed on a desktop or a server operating system.

When you install VDA on a server machine, you can deliver not only a shared hosted desktop, but also applications.

You can deploy VDA through the following ways:

  • The graphical user interface
  • The command line
  • Software management systems
  • Active Directory scripts

We will install VDA by using the graphical user interface in a Windows 8 virtual machine called XD-Win8.

Later, we will also learn how to use command line ...

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