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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Preparing the SQL Server database

XenDesktop 5.6 needs a repository to store all information about clients, users, permissions, and so on. The supported DBMS is Microsoft SQL Server. Depending on the specific application's requirements, we're able to choose between an integrated version of it, or a separate database installation, as discussed later in this chapter.

Getting ready

Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 supports the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (32 or 64 bit)
  • SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or 3 (32 or 64 bit)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (64 bit only)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 (64 bit only)

How can we choose the correct database version? It depends on what level of performance and availability is needed. For ...

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