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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Installing Virtual Desktop Agent

After you've chosen the way to implement the profile technology, it's time to allow your Windows base image to communicate with your XenDesktop infrastructure; you can accomplish this task by installing Virtual Desktop Agent.

Getting ready

In order to permit the communication between the virtual machine's base image and Citrix Desktop Controller, you have to turn off the Windows firewall or permit opening the following ports and services:

  • TCP: 80, 1494, 2598, 3389
  • UDP: From 16500 to 16509
  • Services: Remote Assistance and Windows Remote Management

How to do it...

In this recipe, the installation process of Virtual Desktop Agent will be explained. Perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Windows client template machine, ...

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