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First Look: XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 – Part 6 (Delivery Groups creation)

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Hi, welcome in the sixth part of First Look series: XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6. Till today we did the following:

In the first part – we installed first Delivery Controller and setup our new XenDesktop 7.6 site.

In the second part – we have configured first site.

In the third part – we prepared the template image of Windows Server 2012 R2 that will be used by MCS service for creation of new machines that will be hosting user desktops and applications.

In the fourth part – we upgraded XenApp 6.5 server to XenApp 7.6.

In the fifth part – we created machine catalogs and used previously prepared master image. We attached to the site as well upgraded XenApp 6.5 server.

In the sixth part – we will finally deliver applications to the end users by creating delivery groups.

As usual let’s look into our Citrix Studio. As you see we do not have yet any delivery groups. We can create one by clicking: Create Delivery Group in the up right corner.

xd1xd2Create Delivery Group wizard launches.

xd3In the first step we have to choose Machine Catalog that will be used by our Delivery Group and number of machines that we would like to use for hosting specific application.

xd4Next we have to decide what kind of resources do we like to publish to end users. We can choose on of the option:

  • Desktops
  • Applications and Desktops
  • Applications

Please notice on below pictures that based on our decision we will have some additional steps in the wizard. As we would like to publish apps and desktops (let’s call it old-fashioned XenApp way) we will choose second option.

xd5axd5bxd5cNext window allows to specify Active Directory users or security groups that should have access to the published resource. Please notice that as it was announced with XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 and Storefront 2.6 we have back possibility to publish resource for anonymous access.

xd6In the next step we have to provide information about the resource we would like to publish to end users. In my case I will publish Internet Explorer 11.

xd7xd8xd9In the next step we can define Storefront configuration. In my case I will do that manually later.

xd11axd11bAnd we get to Summary page where we can review our configuration. Click Finish and our Delivery Group will be created.

xd12And that’s it. Our Delivery Group is ready to use. We have finished basic configuration of our XenApp/XenDesktop site.

xd13xd14We can as well check the usage of our application.

xd15That would be all for today. In the next part we will take a look on new Storefront. See you in the next post.

Please check other parts as well:

In the first part – we installed first Delivery Controller and setup our new XenDesktop 7.6 site.

In the second part – we have configured first site.

In the third part – we prepared the template image of Windows Server 2012 R2 that will be used by MCS service for creation of new machines that will be hosting user desktops and applications.

In the fourth part – we upgraded XenApp 6.5 server to XenApp 7.6.

In the fifth part – we created machine catalogs and used previously prepared master image. We attached to the site as well upgraded XenApp 6.5 server.

In the sixth part – we delivered applications to the end users by creating delivery groups.

In the seventh part – we will configure StoreFront so that end users could launch their apps.

In the eighth part – we checked how Connection Leasing really works.

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14 thoughts on “First Look: XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 – Part 6 (Delivery Groups creation)

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  10. I came across your series on XA 7.6 while (desperately) trying to find a solution for adding local user access, in addition to AD users, to a Delivery Group. As it turns out, and according to the Citrix Support rep, this feature is no longer supported!(?) Maybe you have any ideas or work arounds as this just seems amazing that local users are no longer supported, at all.

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  11. Interesting post and very clear to follow …
    I have a quick question. I have published IE 11. However, when running IE 11, it comes with default privacy settings whereby all cookies are blocked. Any way of getting IE to accept cookies for all users?

    Thanks

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    • hi,

      The way to achieve what you described is to set proper configuration of IE11 in AD GPOs that will be linked to the OU container in AD where your XenApp/XenDesktop machines are located. Just check what is the exact configuration of IE11 you require. You might need to import a new ADM/ADMX templates for IE11. Let me know if you need more help. And thanks for good words 🙂

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  12. Thanks for the prompt response.
    I actually tried it out with a Local GPO to see how it actually performs. But it does not seem to work. It’s just that things have changed with IE9.
    Anyway, will try with the AD GPO

    😉

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