Friday, April 29, 2011

Citrix XenApp 5 Win2k8 Install Guide/How-to

  • Pre-reqs
    • DotNet 3.5
    • XenAppHosted (ICA Client)
    • Jre-6U5-windows-i586-p
      • This is required to install the old CMC
    • Delete Microsoft XPS Document Writer (Printer)


Launch Autorun

Select the correct Edition you are licensed for… This can be changed later

Click Application Virtualization

After "reading" the EULA, Select I accept the license agreement

Click Next

Un-select the above

If you receive the above message Under the Passtrough Client options reselect then unselect the options and it should go away.

Click Next

Click Next

Click Finish

Click Next

Keep Defaults, click Next

Click Join an existing farm, Click Next

Un-check "Use default zone name, type in "XENAPP5″, Click next

Type in the name of the SQL server, and click next

Select SQL Server Auth, type in the Username and Password, Click Next

Depending on the environment this may have to be set to Windows Auth

Change the default database to XenApp, Click Next

Click Finish

Click Test Data Source…

Click Ok, If this fails go back to the beginning of the data source setup and re-enter and verify all fields

Select Use the global farm settings, click next

Check Force a shadow acceptance popup, and Log all shadow connections, click Next

Change this to 8080, click next

Select Skip this step, and add users later, un-check Add Anonymous users also, Click Next

Click Finish

Uncheck View the Readme file, click Close

Click Next

Click Next

Click Next

Click Finish

Click Finish

Click Yes


  1. This guide assumes you are adding a Xenapp 5 server to an existing and licensed farm.

    Not much use to a fresh Xeanpp 5 install.

  2. Sorry I have been meaning to Add the Fresh install guides.

    Thanks for the feed back I will try to get those up as soon as possible.