Citrix XenApp lab setup notes including iPad configuration

My good friend Steve and I were up till 02:30 Fri night / Sat morning doing further testing with Citrix XenApp 6.5 and the Citrix Receiver app on the iPad.

There were a few teething errors, but we got everything working fine in the end; including configuring an ActiveSync Profile for the iPad that installs a Root Certificate and pre-configures the Mail app to work with Exchange.

We used Hyper-V to setup a base VM of Server 2008 R2, then installed the following VMs using differencing disks which are similar to linked clones using VMware:

  • A Domain Controller with Certificate Services installed
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • XenApp and Licensing
  • Citrix Web Interface and Secure Gateway
  • Exchange 2010

After a few short hours sleep, I decided to do exactly the same in my home lab too. Usually I use my ESXi server, but I thought this would be a great time to test out the latest version of VMware Workstation.

I didn’t take screenshots as usual, but here’s the notes I made:

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