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Installing XenApp 6.5 Step by Step

With the  release of XenApp 6 and higher the installation process has been greatly improved.  With XenApp 5 you needed to first install all the supporting software and configure it, and then you can go about installing XenApp.  I know from experience it would take much longer than it does now to setup a server.  The installation process is straight forward now, so here is how to go about it.   After inserting the XenApp DVD in the...

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1Y0-A20 Citrix Exam Scheduled

I just scheduled my 1Y0-A20: Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration exam for Monday, May 14, 2012.  I wanted to take it next week, however all the time slots were already filled up and this was the earliest I could take the exam.  I guess I’ll get an extra week of study in, which can only help I am sure.  More than likely I will run through an entire install again, as the more often I do these tasks the better I will be at them.   Once...

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Citrix XenApp 6.5 training completed

I just finished going through all my training material on XenApp 6.5.  I must say I feel very confident in everything that I learned during the course.  Much of the material I was already familiar with as I used XenApp 5.0 day in and day out at my last two jobs.  What this course did was help shore up the areas I did not have as much experience with and give me an overview of the entire system.  I will just go over the material and check...

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XML Integration with XenApp 6.5

Today I did a full install of a two server XenApp 6.5 farm.  I installed the license server on my domain controller, and then setup two VM Servers using Hyper-V, each using Windows 2008 R2, and one workstation VM with Windows 7 Ultimate.  I installed XenApp 6.5 on both servers and setup Office 2007 and a Server Desktop as my applications. Then came the first issue in the entire installation, it was when I installed the Web Interface on...

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XenServer

I was wanting to try redoing my lab environment based off a hypervisor and  thought I would go with VMWare 5, however it did not take me long to find out that my hardware just is not supported for VMWare 5 or 4 so I had to scrap that idea pretty quick.  I also knew of XenServer and seeing I had already used VMWare 5 and Hyper-V in the past it seemed like the best option to try next. The XenServer hypervisor installed very quickly and...

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CCA prep on XenApp 6.5

Always wanting to keep my skills up to date I thought I would do two things at once.  First study up on XenApp 6.5 to see what is new since XenApp 5.  I have been using XenApp 5 for a number of years now at my last job and found it relatively easy to administer and deploy.  However after installing XenApp 6 and 6.5 the installation process alone is much easier.  No longer do you have to install all the required software ahead of time, the...

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