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[PowerShell] Citrix StoreFront 3.x installation script

psRecently I was working on preparation of moving from Web Interface 5.4 to StoreFront 3.x. Installing few servers manually doesn’t make sense for me so I wrote a PowerShell script that automates whole installation process. Source code is available below. I hope you will like it. Continue reading

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Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Pack 2 released

fp1On 30th of June Citrix released a lot of new updates to their existing products. One of them is new Feature Pack 2 for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6. It was already announced during Citrix Synergy 2015 in Orlando.

You can download Feature Pack 2 from the below link:

https://www.citrix.com.pl/downloads/xenapp.html

You have to log in with you MyCitrix account to be able to download. Additionally you might need to contact Customer Services to get access to e.g. Platinum Edition. Continue reading


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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 3 released!

fp1Yesterday, 30th of June, Citrix released Feature Pack 3 for XenApp 6.5. You can download it from the Citrix site:

https://www.citrix.com.pl/downloads/xenapp.html

As you see on the picture you might need to contact Customer Service support from Citrix to get access to that download. I was able to download only Advanced Edition which should be available for everyone. Not sure if any other components are included in the Platinum Edition.

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First Look: XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 – Series summary

keep-calm-and-make-a-summaryIn this post I would like to sum up the First Look series on XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6. We did quite amazing job as we went through all main topics regarding installation and configuration of the product. I got really nice response from your side and got very nice comments. I would like to thank specially Piotr Ostrowski for his great comment regarding StoreFront configuration.

The series was the most frequently read part of my blog. It’s really nice to see that you like what I write about. Some of you put as well link to my blog on your websites. Thank you for that.

Now let’s review our series. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 seems to be much better product than version 7.1 or even 7.5. Citrix really improved some areas and decided to revert back some old features that we know from XenApp 6.x and IMA architecture. Some of them sound very interesting but taking a closer look  I realized that this is just substitution. Let’s do then some summary points: Continue reading


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First Look: XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 – Part 7 (StoreFront configuration)

We get to the number 7. It is long way behind us so let’s review what we did already:

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.
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