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XenDesktop Implementation Guide – Pooled Desktops (Local and Remote)

Citrix Consulting Solutions have created this great whitepaper ” XenDesktop Implementation Guide – Pooled Desktops (Local and Remote)”.

141 pages of fun.


Citrix XenDesktop is an enterprise solution, which means it can solve almost any unique design requirement. Because of the flexibility, the implementation can involve significant amount of coordination across infrastructure teams. As such, this Deployment Guide can help accelerate the implementation of a fully functioning XenDesktop site providing for a common Enterprise scenario: local and remote access to pooled desktops supported on XenServer.

While the steps in this guide can lead to a fully functioning XenDesktop environment, the installation of XenDesktop should not be performed in a production environment without adequate testing. It is recommended to install in a test lab and conduct thorough systems and user acceptance testing to determine the best configuration for the environment. Success Accelerator kits are available at to help..

This document provides the detailed steps on installing the required components for a fully functioning XenDesktop environment. This guide assumes that no Citrix products have been installed and will walk a System Administrator through the steps to bring many Microsoft and Citrix components online based on the Citrix Consulting recommended configurations. These products include Citrix XenDesktop 5, Citrix Web Interface, Citrix Access Gateway VPX, Citrix User Profile Manager, Citrix Licensing Server 11.9, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and Citrix Merchandising Server.

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