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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

Book Description

Implement a fully featured XenDesktop 5.6 architecture in a rich and powerful VDI experience configuration

  • Real-world methodologies and functioning explanations about the XenDesktop 5.6 architecture and its satellite components used to perform a service-oriented architecture

  • Learn how to publish desktops and applications to end user devices, optimizing their performance and increasing the general security

  • Step-by-step guide on how to install and configure the XenDesktop 5.6 architecture to access and use the published virtual resources

  • In Detail

    The way people work is changing; users need to access their resources anywhere, on any device. Citrix XenDesktop gives you this flexibility. In this Cookbook, you will learn how Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 and related products are powerful and flexible enough for you to publish your resources - Desktops, Applications and contents - wherever and on whatever device you choose.

    This Cookbook will allow you to be able to make the most out of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 by having a centralized and step-by-step advanced guide to implement, configure, and optimize the migration from a physical to a VDI architecture, using the latest release of the Citrix XenDesktop suite.

    "Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook" covers the installation, security, and architectural components of the XenDesktop infrastructure, including Web Interface, Access Gateway, and XenApp, using a flow through the book which will bring you to the final advanced Powershell configuration tasks. Each task will include a theoretical section to discuss the technologies. Chapters cover the infrastructural components, deployment for the desktop virtual machines, creating and installing platforms like Branch repeater, desktop and application deployment, and integration through XenDesktop, XenApp, and Microsoft App-V. At the end you will be able to provide secure, performing, and structured XenDesktop infrastructures.

    Table of Contents

    1. Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. XenDesktop Installation and Configuration
        1. Introduction
        2. Preparing the SQL Server database
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        3. Installing and configuring the license server
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Installing XenDesktop components
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        5. Installing and configuring Web Interface
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        6. Installing and configuring Provisioning Services
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        7. Chapter 1 XenDesktop lab
      9. 2. Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop
        1. Introduction
        2. Configuring the XenDesktop site
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Chapter 2 XenDesktop lab
      10. 3. Master Image Configuration and Tuning
        1. Introduction
        2. Installing Citrix Profile Management
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Configuring virtual desktop policies
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Configuring Active Directory policies
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Optimizing the desktop experience
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Chapter 3 XenDesktop lab
      11. 4. User Experience – Planning and Configuring
        1. Introduction
        2. Implementing profile architecture
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Installing Virtual Desktop Agent
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Configuring advanced user experience – HDX 3D Pro
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Configuring Citrix Receiver
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        6. Chapter 4 XenDesktop lab
      12. 5. Configuring Additional Architectural Components
        1. Introduction
        2. Configuring the Merchandising Server
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Configuring the Branch Repeater virtual appliance
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Installing and configuring XenDesktop Collector
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Chapter 5 XenDesktop lab
      13. 6. Creating and Configuring a Desktop Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating and configuring the machine catalog
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Modifying an existing machine catalog
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Using Citrix Desktop Director
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Configuring printers
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        6. Configuring USB devices
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        7. Chapter 6 XenDesktop lab
      14. 7. Deploying Applications
        1. Introduction
        2. Publishing the VM-hosted apps with XenDesktop
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Publishing the streamed apps with XenApp 6.5
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Chapter 7 XenDesktop lab
      15. 8. XenDesktop Tuning and Security
        1. Introduction
        2. Configuring the XenDesktop policies
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Configuring the Citrix Access Gateway virtual appliance
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Configuring the XenDesktop logging
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Chapter 8 XenDesktop lab
      16. 9. Working with XenDesktop PowerShell
        1. Introduction
        2. Retrieving system information – configuration service cmdlets
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Managing Active Directory accounts – AD identity cmdlets
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Managing the Citrix Desktop Controller – broker cmdlets
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        5. Administering hosts and machines – host and machine creation cmdlets
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        6. Chapter 9 XenDesktop lab
      17. 10. Configuring the XenDesktop Advanced Logon
        1. Introduction
        2. Implementing the XenDesktop smart card authentication
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Implementing the XenDesktop strong authentication
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Implementing the Citrix SSO platform
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more
          5. See also
        5. Chapter 10 XenDesktop lab
      18. Index