Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5 Series


I’ve previously posted some notes on installing Citrix XenApp including iPad configuration, but it was done quickly and without screenshots.

I plan to post a more detailed series on Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5, with screenshots and other relevant information.

Here are the links so far:

  1. Install and Configure Citrix XenApp Licensing
  2. Install and Configure Citrix XenApp 6.5
  3. Configure Web Interface for Citrix XenApp 6.5
  4. Publishing Applications with Citrix XenApp 6.5
  5. Install and Configure Profile Management for Citrix XenApp 6.5
  6. Add Servers to a XenApp 6.5 Farm
  7. Configure Pass-through Authentication for Citrix XenApp 6.5
  8. Install and Configure Citrix Secure Gateway

I’m doing all this in my Home Lab using VMware Workstation, but the steps should be the same in Production.


  • Set up and configure a Base VM (Server 2008 R2), then Sysprep it and create a Snapshot so you can create linked-clones from this.
  • Set up the following VMs:
    • DC01 – Domain Controller (DC).
    • SQL01 – SQL Server
    • CTXLIC01 – Citrix Licensing.
    • CTXXA01 – Citrix XenApp.
    • CTXXA02 – Citrix XenApp.
    • CTXGW01 – Citrix Secure Gateway.
  • Run dcpromo on DC01 and set up your domain (I choose vilab.local).
  • Create a reverse lookup zone on the DC – my subnet is 10.10.10.x
  • Join all servers except for CTXGW01 to the domain; as this will be in the DMZ.
  • Install SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL01 (I only chose to install Database Engine Services and Management Tools – Complete).