Installing Citrix XenDesktop 4
Install the Virtual Desktop Agent on Desktop Hosts
Now we need to configure the desktop host machine. I’m my example I’ll use an existing virtual machine with Windows XP. Insert/mount the DDC_VDA.iso.
Click Install Virtual Desktop Components.
Click Install if .Net 3.5 SP1 is not yet installed.
Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
Read details on how the VDA install will modify the firewall settings on the XP client if it is enabled, then click Next.
My farm selection settings may be grayed out because my XP host is not present in the previously created farm OU. I can configure it’s association later so I’ll click Next.
Click Yes to allow the restart.
Configure New Desktop Group
Switch back to the XenDesktop DDC Server and restore the Citrix Delivery Services Console.
Select Desktop Groups under the farm name. In the middle under Common Tasks click “Create desktop group”.
When you get to Assignment Type, choose the Pooled desktop option. We can also assign specific desktops for specific users if desired. Click Next.
Here is where you would choose your XenServer or vSphere hosting infrastructure. This is mainly important if you set up a feature called the Provisioning Server (PVS). This will automatically clone new virtual machines in your environment as new users log in to XenDesktop. Otherwise we have to configure our desktop hosts manually. I will report on setting up the Provisioning Server in a future article. Click Next.
Click Add to add the client with the hosted application.
Type the client name, click Check Names to verify, then click OK.
Click Add to add users that will be allowed access to this desktop group.
Type the user name, click Check Names, then click OK.
Now type a name for the virtual desktop. Ignore the fact that the display name is notepad in the picture. Click Next.
Optionally change the icon, then click Next.