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Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration

Course Description/Agenda

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Basic Administration provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. You will receive training for installing and configuring Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualized applications, and more.

This course includes an exam voucher for Exam A20 Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration, the requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenApp 6.


This course prepares you for Exam A20 Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration, the requirement for the CCA for Citrix XenApp 6.

What You'll Learn

  • Licensing and Installing XenApp
  • Administrative Configuration
  • Installing and Configuring Web Interface
  • Delivering Applications and Content
  • Streaming Applications
  • Configuring Policies and Load Management
  • Optimizing the User Experience
  • Configuring Self Service Applications
  • Configuring Printing
  • XenApp Security
  • Monitoring XenApp

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals, such as server, network, and systems administrators familiar with Microsoft Windows environments, including Windows 2008 R2 administrators interested in becoming a XenApp administrator
  • Existing XenApp administrators or systems engineers interested in updating their XenApp skills, receiving Citrix authorized training on XenApp 6.5, or achieving certification for XenApp 6.5
  • Systems engineers, sales engineers, analysts, consultants, and architects

Course Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or enterprise database servers
  • Experience with Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Familiarity with application virtualization technologies, such as Citrix application streaming or Microsoft App-V
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server networking concepts, such as DNS, IIS, load balancing, and file and printing services
  • Exposure to basic system administration concepts, including logging, software upgrade procedures, and high availability operations
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Basic understanding of VPN concepts, including SSL encryption and certificates

Course Outline

1. Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6

  • XenApp Editions
  • XenApp Features
  • XenApp Architecture
    • XenApp Components
    • Single and Multiple Farm Environments
    • XenApp Servers: Session Host-Only and Controllers
    • Data Store
    • Data Store Updates and the Local Host Cache
    • Independent Management Architecture
    • Data Collectors
    • Data Collector Election
    • Zones
    • Additional XenApp Components
  • AppCenter

2. Licensing XenApp

  • XenApp Licensing
    • Licensing Communication
    • License Communication Process
    • License Types
    • Citrix License Server
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
    • Remote Desktop Licensing
    • Additional Licensing Considerations
  • License Administration Console
    • Port Configuration
    • Delegated Administrators in the License Administration Console
  • Installing Licensing
    • Manual Installation and Configuration
    • Removing Licensing
    • License Server Considerations
  • License File Management
    • Obtaining License Files
    • Adding License Files
    • Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations
    • Additional License Server Processes
    • License Server Clustering

3. Installing XenApp

  • XenApp Server Role Manager
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Requirements
  • Installation Decisions
  • Server Configuration Tool
  • Dyamic Data Center Provisioning
  • Role-Based Uninstall
  • XenApp Configuration Options
    • Which farm or zones will be used in the environment?
    • Which server will be used as the license server?
    • Which database engine will be used for the data store database?
    • Will shadowing be enabled?
    • On which port will the Citrix XML service run?
    • When will users be added to the local remote desktop users group?
    • Will pass-through authentication be used in the environment?
    • Will information in the data store and configuration logging databases be protected with IMA encryption?
  • Web Interface Installation Decisions

4. Configuring XenApp Administration

  • Worker Groups
    • Managing Worker Groups
  • Administrator Privilege Levels
    • Creating Administrator Accounts
    • Configuring Administrator Permissions
    • Configuring Folder Permissions
    • Delegating Administration
  • Configuration Logging
    • Creating the Configuration Logging Database
    • Configuration Logging Database Settings
    • Enabling Configuration Logging

5. Installing and Configuring Web Interface

  • Web Interface Ports
  • Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation
  • Site Creation
    • Creating a Web Interface Site
    • Site Creation Considerations
    • XenApp Web Site Configuration Options
    • XenApp Services Site Configuration
  • Web Interface Site Modification
    • Modifying the Web Interface Configuration File
    • Using the Web Interface Management Console
  • Specifying Citrix Plug-In Backup URLs
  • Site Appearance
    • Site Customization Options
    • Session Preferences
    • Session Options
    • User Options
  • Workspace Control
    • Functionality
    • Configuration Options
    • User Customization
    • Configuring Workspace Control
    • Session Termination
  • Citrix Plug-Ins and Web Interface
    • Plug-In Deployment Options
    • Automatically Detecting Plug-Ins
    • Client Detection
  • Authentication Configuration
    • Authentication Options
    • Generic RADIUS Support
    • Explicit Authentication
    • Pass-Through Authentication
    • Smart Card Authentication
    • Citrix XML Service Trust Relationsh


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