Citrix XenApp Server 6.0 Installation for Accessing Prime Network in Standalone and Suite Modes
Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements Minimum Requirements for Citrix Installation Item Specifications System hardware CPU: • 64-bit architecture with Intel Pentium • Xeon family with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology • AMD Opteron family • AMD Athlon 64 family • Compatible processor
• 512MB RAM (Minimum)
Disk Space: • Up to 3.2 GB Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, except the Web Server edition and the core installation option. Note User should use latest Citrix License Server and latest plug-ins. Do not join Windows 2008 R2 servers running XenApp 6 to a deployment with servers running previous versions of XenApp. Do not install XenApp on a domain controller; Citrix does not support installing XenApp on a domain controller.
Installation of XenApp 6.0 Insert the XenApp 6 install DVD OR download XenApp 6 from this link https://store.citrix.com/ After downloading the package open it and click on auto run to start installation.
Step 1 Select Install XenApp Server.
If you have not yet installed .Net 3.5 SP1 it will prompt that it will be installed, click OK.
Now at the Role Manager screen click “Add server roles” on the right.
Select your XenApp edition.
Read the license agreement, select the check box to accept the license agreement, and click Next.
Select the role(s) you would like to install. Here we choose the License Server, XenApp, and Web Interface, Click Next.
The installation will include a bunch of prerequisites that need to be installed. The first is the activation of the Remote Desktop Session Host role/Terminal Services application mode which will require the server to reboot mid-install. Click Next. Click Install.
Step 2 Back at the Role Manager window it tells us the XenApp configuration has a reboot pending because of the Remote Desktop Server role installed earlier. Select Reboot or manually proceed to reboot the server.
Step 3 Once we’ve logged back on after the reboot the Role Manager screen should pop back up. Click Resume Install under the XenApp configuration task. Before that check whether the selected roles has been still active, or click Add roles again.
If the install was successful you can see the below screen. Click Finish.
Configuration of XenApp 6.0
Step 4 Configuring XenApp Server
Now we will configure the different components of our XenApp installation. If the Role Manager window does not appear click Start > All Programs > Citrix > XenApp Server Role Manager > XenApp Server Role Manager. Click Configure under XenApp.
Type a name for the new XenApp Server farm, then click Next.
Specify the license server and click Next.
We now have the option to install a new database locally on the XenApp server or on an existing SQL Server in our environment. For simplicity here we choose the New Database option. The installation will automatically install a copy of SQL Server Express 2008 on the XenApp server and configure store database for our new Citrix farm. Enter a user and password for a database administrator for the new database. We may use a more restricted standard user account for better security. Click OK.
Unless you want to configure restrictions on session shadowing, accept the default and click Next.
Zones are typically geographically based groupings of XenApp servers that share a common data collector, which contains certain information on the status and availability of the XenApp servers in that zone. We kept the default zone name.
On the left select “XML Service”. We generally choose to “Use a custom XML Service TCP/IP Port” and change this to 8080, but you can keep the default if you want. Make a note of which port you use because you’ll need it when configuring components like the Web Interface. Select “Remote Desktop Users” on the left and select “Add the Authenticated Users” to limit logons to authenticated users. Click Next.
Click Apply to configure with the settings selected. XenApp configuration successful, click Finish.
Step 5 Under XenApp task is displays a reboot pending, click Reboot and proceed to reboot the server
Step 6 Configuring Web Interface After we’ve rebooted log back on and go back into the Role Manager if it doesn’t start automatically. Click “Configure” under “Web Interface”.
Now the Web Interface Management console should start. Select XenApp web Sites on the left pane, then click Create Site on the right. We need to create a site that will allow the Citrix Online Plugin on our clients to gather connection information about our Citrix farm.
Click Next. The IIS role and the Default Web Site should have been installed when we installed the Web Interface.
Click Next and the site configuration will start.
Type the name of your Citrix farm and click Add.
Type the fully qualified domain name of your XenApp server or its IP address and click OK.
If you changed the port the XML Service runs on update it like I have above. Add any additional servers you may have in your environment, then click Next.
Select Authentication methods “Explicit” , then click Next Select Any Domain to allow all domain users
For now we’ll use Dual mode for Online and Offline applications, click Next.
Click Finish to wrap up the XenApp Services Site configuration. Then close the Citrix Web Interface Management console.
Configuring XenApp 6.0 License Server
Step 7 Configuring License Server and Installing Licenses
Back at the Role Manager window click Configure under License Server.
Enter a password for the “admin” user on the license server web console. Click OK. When I installed the License Server on the same server as the XenApp server, it gave me an error about the Management Console Web Port already being in use.
If this happens to you, change the Management Console Web Port to something like 8081 to get past the License Server Configuration screen. Go to Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > License Administration Console.
Select Administration on the upper right side of the page.
Logon with the “admin” user and password specified earlier. Optionally check Remember Me so you don’t have to log on in the future. Click Submit.
Scroll down and select “Vendor Daemon Configuration” on the left side of the screen. Then click “Import License” at the top.
Click the Browse button to find your license file. The import of the license file is kind of tricky, it may give you an error that the license does not have a consistent server host ID. Rest assured, it is. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Services.
On the right side scroll down to the Citrix Licensing service, right click and select restart. Close the Services MMC. Now if you go back to the License Server Console, click Dashboard on the top right and the license should be registered. Now close Internet Explorer. You are now returned to the Role Manager screen. Click Close.
Step 7 Go to Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Delivery Services Console. It will ask about disabled authenticode signature check, we selected Disable.
It will run a discovery process to find your new Citrix farm. Click Next.
When presented with product selections the XenApp option checked and uncheck Single Sign On. Click Next.
Click the Add Local Computer button to allow the console to browse it for available services. Click Next.
Once discovery has completed click Finish, or at least I think that is finish! Click the middle button. You should now be presented with the Delivery Services Console.
Publishing Prime Network Application in Citrix XenApp 6.0
Step 8 Publishing a Citrix XenApp Application
Go into the Citrix Delivery Services Console if it is not already running. On the left side of the window drill down to Citrix Resources > XenApp > Applications. Right click on Application and select Publish Applications.
We’ll publish the NotePad, so enter a Display Name and click Next.
Browse for the notepad.exe of enter the information as above and click Next.
Click Add to select the server that this application is published from Double click Servers in the top box. Then double click the XenApp server to add and it will appear in the bottom. Then click OK.
Make sure a server appears, then click Next.
Click Add to select users for this application.
The published application should now appear in the Delivery Console.
Step 9 Installing the Citrix Online Plugin Now we need to install the Online Plugin client on a workstation. There are two clients bundled in the Plugin client download, we will install the Full Plugin client, CitrixOnlinePluginFull.exe. It will proceed with the installation. Once completed it should prompt you for the server.
Enter your server name and click Update. It should now ask for your logon credentials. If it doesn’t, right click the Citrix icon in the system tray and select Log On. Enter your user, password, and domain if this is an Active Directory environment. To specify a local user account to the XenApp server types the computer name in the domain field. Click OK.
Now left click the Citrix icon and select your application that you published earlier. You should now be running your first XenApp 6 published application!
Error - Unable to launch your application. Go to Start>All Programs>Citrix>Administration Tool>ICA Listener Configuration
Then select Edit and go to Network Adapter, from the drop down select your appropriate adapter and apply and ok.