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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Preparing the SQL Server 2012 database

The evolution of the XenDesktop platform is not only in terms of the Citrix core components, but also for collateral technologies that are used to implement a virtualized architecture. For this reason, we have decided to implement all the latest releases of the software required by XenDesktop 7. This is also the case for the database component that will be installed and configured on the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 edition in this recipe.

Getting ready

Citrix XenDesktop 7 supports the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 (Express, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions)
  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 (Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions)

How can we choose the right database version? ...

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