Part 7: Deploying XenDesktop 7.6 – Publishing Applications and Desktops using PVS

Let’s get to the point, finally! Let’s start publishing applications. The main reason for XenApp is for it’s capability of publishing applications to many users. This post is going to cover the application publishing how to!

 

So, you’ve got your XenApp/XenDesktop infrastructure deployed and you’re ready to publish some apps! The first thing we need to do is create the Machine Catalog, so open up Studio Management Console and navigate to Machine Catalog -> Create Machine Catalog

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Click Next on the Introduction page

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On the Operating System page, select the first option “Windows Server OS” as we’re going to be deploying applications on a Windows Server Operating System

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Under Machine Management page, we’re going to select the following:

  • Machines that are power managed
  • Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS)

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For the Device collection, we’ll need to point to the provisioning server

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Once connected, select the PVS collection we want to use and click on Next

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Give your Machine Catalog an appropriate name and click on Finish

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We now have our Machine Catalog (Base Image 2012 R2) created

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The next step, is to create the Delivery Groups, so navigate to Delivery Groups -> Create Delivery Group

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Click Next on the Introduction page

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Select the Machine Catalog we created earlier and chose the number of machines we want to deploy for this virtual delivery group

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On the Delivery Type, we’re going to chose Desktop and Applications

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Define the users who will access the delivery group

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Let’s go ahead and chose the applications we want to publish

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For the Storefront options, we’re going to chose the option “Manually, using a Storefront server address that I will provide later” because we’re going to be using GPOs to automatically push the server address to the clients

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Click on Next then Finish

Andrey Pogosyan

Andrey Pogosyan is a Virtualization Architect who’s focus is on infrastructure virtualization involving mainly VMware and Citrix products. Having worked in the IT industry for 10+ years, Andrey has had the opportunity to fulfill many different roles ranging from Desktop Support and all the way up to Architecture and Implementation. Most recently, Andrey has taken a great interest in the datacenter technology stack encompassing Virtualization, mainly VMware vSphere\View, Citrix XenApp\XenDesktop and Storage (EMC, HP, NetApp).

3 Responses

  1. Gyan says:

    Very informative and useful blog to get going with XenDesktop 7.6. But the link to some part of the series are broken.

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