How i can install XenApp 6.5 for testing purpose?

Well, easy read below!

Of course you need Citrix Xenapp 6.5, you can download a trial version here

In my case, i created a VM with Windows 2008 R2, updated with Windows Update and VmwareTools.

After that, attach the XenApp iso to the VM cd-drive and let’s start!


This screen appears after the Xenapp 6.5 iso file is loaded, choose: Install XenApp Server1

Click ok to install .NET 3.5 SP1
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Click on Add server roles.
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For my testing environment i choose Platinium Edition (of course you need to have these license)
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Accept the EULA and click on Next
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We will install only XenApp server, so select it and click on Next
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Click on Next
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Citrix show you all steps to install XenApp 6.5, click Next
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Click on Install9

Click on Finish
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This screen must appears, click on restart
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After the reboot, this screen will appears, click on Resume Install
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Again, Citrix will show you the steps, click on Install
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When complete click on Finish
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Again we need to restart the server

After the reboot you have to specify a Citrix License server (if you don’t have a Citrix License server, then you can’t use XenApp, the Citrix IMA Service will not start).

To Install a Citrix License server : Xenapp6.5 License Server Install
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Enter the License server name and click on Test Connection
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A sucessfull pop-up will appears
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Choose your license model (XenApp in my case) and click on Apply
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Now, click on configure
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For testing purpose we’ll create a new Farm
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Enter Farm name and Citrix administrator account021

Click on create a new database
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Enter your credential
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The database is created
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Choose your shadowing option (in order to gain remote control of published applications).
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Create a custome Zone Name, for me it’s Paris and click on XML Service
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Keep it blank and click to Receiver
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We will enter the Web Interface url after creating it, so for the moment keep it blank and click on Remote Desktop User
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Don’t allow anonymous user nor the list from the Users group, keep it blank too. We’ll create Active Directory Group in order to give access to the published applications.
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Click on Apply
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You’ll have this screen after a succesfull install, click on Finish.
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Reboot the server
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After the reboot, open a session and launch Citrix AppCenter

if you have this error message, click on Disable Authenticode. You can check this Citrix KB for more information.
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Now we can configure Citrix XenApp 6.5, click on Next035

Select XenApp only and click Next036

Click on Add Local Computer and click on Next
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Click on Next
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Click on Finish when the Discovery is completed.
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Now your Citrix server is ready, you can install application and publish them to users.
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