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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Creating and configuring the Machine Catalog

All the virtual resources released to the end users are part of a group collection called Machine Catalog. This contains information about the kind and the number of Virtual Desktop instances, the configurations, and the assignment based on the Active Directory objects (users, groups, and computers). In this recipe, we're going to perform a full creation and configuration of all of these elements.

Getting ready

To correctly perform the configuration tasks you need administrative credentials for the Delivery Controller server, and to be able to use the created Virtual Desktop(s), you first need to install and configure the required Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) plugin on the client device, as shown in ...

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