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Install and Configure XenApp 6 as a DSFW Domain Administrator



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Authors: Harshal Bansod and Punya Mall

Citrix XenApp

Prerequisites:

  • Windows 2008R2
  • OES2 SP3
  • XenApp 6.0
  • OES2 SP3 with DSFW

This scenario will cover installing XenApp as a DSfW Administrator and verifying the Novell Admin is added to the Citrix Administrators node after installation.

FARM CREATION

 

  • On the first server, join Windows workstation to DSFW domain.

 

 

      (

NOES\Administrator

      ).

    1. Login to the workstation with domain administrator.
    2. Start the XenApp install. Add roles and proceed with the XenApp edition you want to deploy and follow the install wizard. Install sequence example given below:

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      Figure 1: XenApp 6 install Screen

       

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      Figure 2: Select the Roles

       

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      Figure 3: Select optional components.

       

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      Figure 4: Proceed with the installation.

       

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      Figure 5: XenApp-Server-Install-Finish

       

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      Figure 6: XenApp-Server-Config

       

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      Figure 7: XenApp-Server-Config-License-server

       

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      Figure 8: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm

       

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      Figure 9: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm

       

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      Figure 10: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-License-Server

       

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      Figure 11: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-Choose-database

       

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      Figure 12: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-database-Credentials

       

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      Figure 13: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-Configure-Shadowing

       

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      Figure 14: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-Configure-Zone

       

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      Figure 15: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-Ready-to-Configure

       

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      Figure 16: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Create-Farm-Finish

      3.1: Citrix Web interface configure

       

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      Figure 17: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites

      3.1.1 Create XenApp Web site

       

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      Figure 18: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Create-site

       

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      Figure 19: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Create-siteSpecify-point-of-authentication

       

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      Figure 20: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Create-site-settings

       

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      Figure 21: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Create-site-success.

       

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      Figure 22: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-server-farm

       

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      Figure 23: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farmname and XenAppServer-hostname

       

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      Figure 24: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-authentication-methods

       

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      Figure 25: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-Domain-restriction

       

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      Figure 26: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-Domain-restriction-Add-logon-domain

       

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      Figure 27: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-Specify-logon-screen-Appearance

       

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      Figure 28: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-Select-Published-resource-Type

       

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      Figure 29: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Specify-Farm-Configure-Confirm-settings

       

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      Figure 30: XenApp-Server-Config-XenApp-Web-interface-XenApp-WebSites-Finished

      3.2 Create XenApp Services web site: select create a website and follow the screens similar to XenApp Web Site creation wizard settings.

 

  • Add the domain administrator:

 

 

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Figure 31: Add administrator

 

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Figure 32: Click on add administrator and then click add button.

 

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Figure 33: Select the Domain and specify the domain administrator credentials

 

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Figure 34: Specify the domain administrator credentials and click ok.

 

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Figure 35: Select the show users check box and select the user you want to assign the role.

 

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Figure 36: Select the role for the user.

 

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Figure 37: Check the new user added under administrators tab.

 

  • Check the first Citrix Administrator.

 

Note: After installation is completed, verify the Novell Admin is the only Citrix Administrator added to the farm

 

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Figure 38: Default domain administrator as the citrix administrator with Full admin role.

PUBLISHING APPLICATIONS with DSFW users

    1. Start a new Publish Application wizard

 

    1. Select application type “accessed from server” to select an installed application

 

    1. On the configure users screen, click on Add

 

    1. Select the DSFW domain

 

    1. Authenticate with domain administrator credentials

 

    1. Select and open Users container. Click on the Show Users checkbox

 

    1. Domain admin group as well as the domain user group can also be added
    2. Finish publishing the application with the selected user

 

Additional DSFW configuration with XenApp

This scenario will verify DSfW users can be added as Citrix Administrators and can manage the permitted farm objects.

    1. Open Citrix Delivery services console and go to the Citrix Administrators node

 

    1. Click Add new administrator

 

    1. OpenDSFW domain, in this case FRD.com

 

    1. Authenticate to FRD.com

 

    1. Select the desired user/s

 

    1. Set the permissions to View Only, save the admin object

 

Full administration

For full administration privileges refer the above configuration until the privilege page where permissions to Full administration can be selected.

iPrint with XenApp

iPrint technology allows users to install printer drivers from a web browser and to submit printjobs over the internet or a local network through the standard Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

This section will cover setup and usage of iPrint component on XenApp.

Configuring client network printer

    1. On a Windows workstation install the iPrint client

 

    1. On a client workstation install the iprint printer from the ipp page agent prior to establishing the ICA session.
    2. Open up the policies page

 

    1. Configure a new policy

 

    1. Select “printing” from categories and “Client printer redirection” from settings

 

    1. Allowing client printer redirection will enable client side printers to be mapped

 

    1. Disabling client printer redirection will allow server side printers to be visible within the ICA session

 

    1. Finish and apply the policy.

 

Novell client Installation (link)

    1. In XenApp server install Novell client and reboot the workstation.

      Follow this link for Novell client installation

    2. Open up Citrix Delivery services console and publish a new application.

 

    1. Select server desktop from the type of application

 

    1. Select the server where Novell client is installed.

 

    1. Select the DSFW domain, authenticate and choose a dsfw user

 

    1. Finish publishing the application.
    2. Establish a ICA session from client workstations.
    3. After the desktop session opens, Novell client can be logged into as an DSFW/eDir user

 

Novell client Passthrough authentication and Enabling an eDirectory AutoAdminLogon

FileSystem configuration:
CIFS/FTP/DFS/DST

  1. Create file access protocol shares on OES server and provide access for eDir users.

    Follow the link for file access protocols

  2. In XenApp server publish a new application in content sharing mode, use the ip address/share path for configuration
  3. From client establish ICA session and access share volume after eDir authentication.
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Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Novell. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.

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