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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V

In the last few years, collaboration between Citrix and Microsoft has grown so much that they now share the application virtualization and deployment market. Owing to this partnership, it's possible to deploy virtual desktops for Citrix with Hyper-V, the Microsoft hypervisor.

Getting ready

To be able to use virtual machines with Windows 2008 R2, first of all, we need to install and configure the hypervisor server role. After this, in order to allow Desktop Controller to interact with the Hyper-V server, it's necessary to install Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (also known as SCVMM).

Note

In the November, 2012 tech preview of the Excalibur release—Project Avalon—Citrix has announced ...

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