Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Citrix Curriculum
Code CXA2062I

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Introducing Basic Administration for Citrix XenApp 6.5 (5 topics)

  • 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; Additonal XenApp Components
  • AppCenter
  • Test Your Knowledge

Licensing XenApp (7 topics)

  • Overview
  • To License XenApp: 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; To Add License Files; Subscription Advantage
  • High Availability Considerations: Additional License Server Processes; License Server Clustering
  • Test Your Knowledge

Installing XenApp (11 topics)

  • Overview
  • 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;
  • Test Your Knowledge

Configuring XenApp Administration (5 topics)

  • Overview
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge

Installing and Configuring Web Interface (15 topics)

  • Overview
  • Web Interface Ports: Web Interface Communication Process
  • Web Interface Installation: Installing the Web Interface
  • 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: Workspace Control Functionality; Workspace Control Configuration Options; Workspace Control 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 Relationships
  • Secure Access Configuration: Access Methods; Network Address Translation; Network Address Translation Access Types
  • Server Configuration: Configuring Multiple Farms; Adding Farms; Configuring Load Balancing; Enabling Fault Tolerance; Specifying the XML Communication Port; Ticket Expiration Settings
  • Web Interface Site Removal
  • Troubleshooting Web Interface Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Delivering Applications and Content (8 topics)

  • Overview
  • Published Resources: Published Resource Types; Resource Publishing Phases; Resource Name and Location; Server Assignment; Configured or Anonymous Accounts; Users and Groups; Resource Publishing Settings
  • VM Hosted Apps: Components of VM Hosted Apps
  • Organizing Published Resources for Users
  • Advanced Published Resource Settings: Access Control; Content Redirection; Implementing Resource Limits and Client Options; Configuring Resource Appearance
  • Published Resource Configuration: Session Pre-Launch; Managing Connections to Resources; Disabling or Hiding a Published Resource
  • Troubleshooting Application Delivery Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Streaming Applications (13 topics)

  • Overview
  • Application Streaming: Application Streaming Benefits; Application Streaming Components; Application Streaming Communication Process; Streaming App-V Packages
  • Citrix Offline Plug-in: Citrix Offline Plug-in Cache; Citrix Offline Plug-in Installation
  • Citrix Streaming Profiler: Profiling Process; Installing the Citrix Streaming Profiler; Creating a Profile; Profile Security Setting
  • Targets; Inter-Isolation Communication; Profile Preference Settings; Profile System Requirements; Profile Installation Types; Profile Properties; Known Limits for Profiling Applications; Target Properties; Upgrading an Application in a Target
  • Application Delivery Methods
  • The Use Web Delivery Method
  • To Stream to Servers
  • Publishing a Streamed Application: Specifying an Alternate Profile for a Published Application; Enabling the Least-Privileged User Account
  • Configuring Sites for Streaming Applications: Support for Both Remote and Streaming Applications
  • Offline Access Management: Indirect Membership to the Offline Access List; Providing Offline Access; Offline Access Period; Renewing Offline Access Period; Application Caching; Pre-Deployment of Streaming Applications
  • Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Configuring Policies (8 topics)

  • Overview
  • Group Policy Integration: IMA-based Group Policies; Group Policy Extensions; Group Policy Architecture
  • Policy Evaluation: Policy Application Process; Policy Processing and Precedence; Policy Changes Example; Policy Precedence Exceptions
  • Policy Rules
  • Support for Policy Templates
  • Policy Filtering
  • Policy Modeling
  • Test Your Knowledge

Configuring Load Management (9 topics)

  • Overview
  • Load Manager
  • Load Balancing: Load Balancing Process
  • Load Calculation: Load Calculations
  • Load Evaluator Configuration: Creating Custom Load Evaluators; Thresholds for Load Management; Assigning Load Evaluators to Servers and Applications
  • Load Balancing Policies: Creating Load Balancing Policies; Force Application Streaming
  • Preferential Load Balancing: Preferential Load Balancing Example; Preferential Load Balancing Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Load Management Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Optimizing the User Experience (13 topics)

  • Overview
  • Optimizing Session Performance: Enabling Display Settings
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability: Enabling HDX Broadcast Session Reliability
  • HDX Broadcast Session Reliability Considerations
  • HDX RealTime: Enabling HDX RealTime; Understanding HDX RealTime Design Considerations
  • HDX Plug-n-Play: Enabling HDX Plug-n-Play; Understanding HDX Plug-n-Play Design Considerations
  • HDX MediaStream Windows Media Redirection
  • HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection
  • HDX 3D Image Acceleration: Enabling HDX 3D Image Acceleration
  • HDX 3D Progressive Display: Enabling HDX 3D Progressive Display
  • User Profiles: Differentiating User Profile Types; Redirecting User Data; Managing User Profiles; Enabling Profile Management; Understanding the Profile Management Logon Process
  • Troubleshooting User Experience Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Configuring Self-Service Applications (7 topics)

  • Overview
  • Self-Service Applications Technologies
  • Citrix Receiver: Citrix Receiver for Windows; Citrix Receiver for Macintosh
  • Citrix Merchandising Server: Citrix Merchandising Server Architecture
  • Plug-ins: Supported Plug-ins, Clients and Receivers; Plug-in Delivery; Client for Java; Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Self-Service Application Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Configuring Printing (13 topics)

  • Overview
  • Printing Concepts: Printing Definitions; Printer Types; Printing Security
  • Default Printing Behavior: Altering the Default Printing Behavior
  • Printer Provisioning: User Self-Provisioning; Printer Auto-Creation
  • Printing Pathways: Network Printing Pathway; Client Printing Pathway; Printing Pathway Demonstration
  • Printer Drivers: Printer Driver Types
  • Citrix Universal Printing: Enhanced MetaFile Format; Print Preview; Citrix Universal Printer; Configuring Citrix Universal Printing
  • Administrator-Assigned Network Printers: Adding a Network Printer; Editing Network Printer Settings; Specifying the Default Printer
  • Workspace Control and Proximity Printing: Configuring Proximity Printing
  • Printing Preferences: Printing Properties; Printing Preference Hierarchy; Configuring Printer Property Retention
  • Printing Bandwidth
  • Troubleshooting Printing Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge

Securing XenApp (9 topics)

  • Overview
  • XenApp Security Solutions
  • SecureICA
  • Citrix SSL Relay: SSL Relay Communication; Configuring SSL Relay
  • Access Gateway: Access Gateway Deployment Scenarios; Access Gateway Communications; Digital Certificates; Securing Access to Hosted Applications; SmartAccess
  • Web Interface Configuration: Access Methods; Access Gateway Settings; Configuring Web Interface for Access Gateway Connections
  • Security Configuration Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting Access Gateway with XenApp
  • Test Your Knowledge

Monitoring XenApp (8 topics)

  • Overview
  • Health Monitoring and Recovery
  • Service Monitoring for XenApp: Service Monitoring Components; Service Monitoring Communication;
  • License Usage Monitoring: Configuring License Alerts; Viewing License Usage; Viewing Historical License Data
  • Workflow Studio Overview: Workflow Studio Architecture; Workflow Automation Use Cases
  • Accessing the Farm using PowerShell
  • Administering the Farm using Commands
  • Test Your Knowledge

Additional Components (8 topics)

  • Overview
  • SmartAuditor: SmartAuditor Components; Session Recording Process
  • Single Sign-on: Single Sign-on Components; Single Sign-on Process
  • Branch Optimization: Branch Repeater Components; Branch Optimization Process for the Plug-in
  • Provisioning Services: Provisioning Services Components
  • Power and Capacity Management
  • XenServer: XenServer Components
  • Test Your Knowledge


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that learners have the following:

  • 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

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC ( account in order to access course materials and labs.

Please set up Your TCC account up in advance of the course using the following link:

Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.