XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services 7.1x Administration (Fast Track)

Course Description

This accelerated course will teach students how to deploy and deliver apps and desktops (MCS and PVS); install and configure StoreFront and Citrix Receiver; set up profile management; and configure policies, printing and basic security features.

Target Audience

Built for IT Professionals who need to install, configure, and manage XenApp, XenDesktop, and Provisioning Services.


Online Live
5 Days

Course Outline

1 – Architecture Overview

FlexCast models (use cases)
Layered approach methodology
Connection flow process
Hosting platform considerations

2 – Initial Requirements and Lab

Supporting infrastructure requirements
Supporting infrastructure licensing considerations
Preparing for Windows 10 and Server 2016 with AppDNA
Lab environment

3 – Installing and Configuring a XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Licensing considerations
Installation and management
Basic license server troubleshooting
Delivery Controller role
The XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Databases and the Local Host Cache (LHC)

4 – Provision and Deliver Application and Desktop Resources

The Virtual Delivery Agent
Machine Catalogs and Delivery Groups
Provisioning methods and considerations
Provisioning methods: Machine Creation Services (MCS) in depth
MCS environment considerations

5 – Providing Access with Citrix StoreFront and Receiver

StoreFront installation and architecture
StoreFront authentication services
Self Service Password Reset
Citrix Receiver
Receiver configurations

6 – Understanding and Configuring Citrix Policies

Policies introduction
Policies for session management

7 – Application Presentation and Management

Application properties
File-type association
Workspace Control
Shortcut placement
Session Prelaunch and Session Lingering
Application groups

8 – Printing with XenApp and XenDesktop

Printing introduction
Print job routing
Printer driver management
Citrix Universal Print Driver and Server

9 – Citrix Profile Management

User profiles
Configuring Citrix Profile management

10 – Managing the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Delegated administration
Logging and reporting
Introduction to Zones
Introduction to PowerShell
Reboot schedules for the Server VDA

11 – XenApp and XenDesktop Site Redundancy

Component failure review
Methods of redundancy
Configuring site and access infrastructure redundancy

12 – XenApp and XenDesktop Site Basic Network Security

Citrix administrator introduction to security considerations
Certificate authority
XML service security
External HDX connection security with
NetScaler Gateway

13 – Monitoring the XenApp and XenDesktop Site

Introduction to Citrix Director
Navigating Director
Trends and reports
Alerts and notifications
Monitoring sessions
Interacting with sessions
Network monitoring with HDX Insight

14 – Introduction to Supporting and Troubleshooting XenApp and XenDesktop

Introduction to supporting XenApp and XenDesktop Site
Known issue awareness
XenApp and XenDesktop
Hotfixes and the Long Term
Service Release
Common Troubleshooting Tools

15 – Advanced Provisioning with Provisioning Services

Getting started with Provisioning Services
Provisioning Services Architecture

16 – Provisioning Services Infrastructure

The PVS server role
The Farm database
The vDisk Store

17 – Streaming the vDisk

Introduction to vDisks
Machine preparation
Streaming vDisks
Boot methods

18 – Target Devices

Introduction to target devices
Data I/O
Handling persistent and non-persistent data

19 – Integrating Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

XenDesktop Setup Wizard
Device Collections
Published Apps and Desktops
Using Provisioning Services with XenApp and XenDesktop

20 – Provisioning Services Redundancy

Farm component redundancy
Store redundancy
Database redundancy

21 – Supporting Provisioning Services

Performing updates
Auditing and support
vDisk imagining
Migrating vDisk images