Archive | December, 2008

Learning to Add a New Citrix XenApp Server to a XenApp Farm

December 22, 2008

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Eventually every Citrix Administrator needs to add an additional server or servers to their farm. Adding additional servers to the farm, installing applications to them and then adding the new servers to the published applications allows XenApp to provide automatic load balancing of users of those applications across servers. XenApp uses the concept of Least Busy Server to determine which server will launch the application requested by the user.

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Will a Citrix License Server in a Workgroup Supply Licenses to XenApp Servers in Multiple Directory Services?

December 22, 2008

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Will a stand-alone Citrix License Server running in a Workgroup service the licensing requests for XenApp Servers running in multiple farms in multiple directory service systems? Someone asked me this question and my first thought was yes it would. But would it?

NOTE: Most people believe that XenApp can only be installed on a network that uses either Active Directory or eDirectory. That is not true. XenApp can be installed on a stand-alone workgroup computer, as well as UNIX versions for Solaris, AIX and HP-UX.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 7 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 6 of this 7-part article, you learned how to create a Web Interface site and do basic configuration of that site to allow users access. In Part 7, you will create a test user account, learn to publish applications, test access to the published applications from the Web Interface site and learn basic XenApp server administrative tasks.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 6 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 5 of this series, you successfully updated the License Server to version 11.5, installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package, upgraded the Access Management Console to version 4.6.2 and installed Hotfix Rollup Pack 3 for XenApp 5 for Server 2003.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 5 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 4 of this 7-part article, you installed XenApp 5 for Server 2003 — Platinum Edition. In Part 5, you will upgrade the License Server to version 11.5, install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package, update the Management Console to version 4.6.2 and install the Hotfix Rollup Pack 3 for XenApp 5 for Server 2003.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 4 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 3 of this 7-part article, you learned how to install the Windows Server 2003 prerequisites for XenApp 5, the License Server and Web Interface and all Windows security updates. In Part 4 of this article, you will learn how to install XenApp 5 for Server 2003 — Platinum Edition and your Citrix product license.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 3 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 2 of this 7-part article, you created your Virtual Machine (VM) and installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86. In Part 3 of this article, you will install the Windows Server 2003 prerequisites for XenApp 5, the License Server and Web Interface and all Windows security updates.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 2 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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In Part 1 of this 7-part article, you learned how to create a MyCitrix.com account, request an evaluation copy of XenApp 5, generate and download a new license file and downloaded your evaluation software. In Part 2 of this article, you will learn how to create your Virtual Machine (VM) and install Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86.

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 (Part 1 of 7)

December 3, 2008

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Learning the basics of Citrix XenApp 5 is a fairly easy process. However, understanding all the installation options, configuration settings, management consoles and administrative processes for all the various Citrix software and hardware components that can go into a Citrix farm can be a daunting task. This series of articles will lead you from the very first step to the very last step of installing, configuring and testing XenApp 5 on a single server running Windows Server 2003. The goal — to get you installing and running a Published Application in the shortest amount of time.

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