Citrix: Collection of XenDesktop 5 Documents, KB Articles, Whitepapers etc

Ronald Grass just posted a really good collection of reference material for XenDesktop:

I don’t know how you feel about all the different sources of information around XenDesktop 5. To me it’s confusing where all the XenDesktop infos are stored and what are the keywords to find the right content. So I decided to create a collection of links to all the stuff I know of, may it be eDocs, Citrix Kits,  HowTos, Whitepapers, KB Articles, Videos, etc.

XenDesktop MasterClass Videos available ( hey and don’t forget www.citrix.com/tv )
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/25/XenDesktop+Masterclass+Video+Series+Now+Available

Very good XenDesktop 5 PowerShell Blog posts
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/18/XenDesktop+5+PowerShell+SDK+Primer+-+Part+1+-+Getting+Started
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/23/XenDesktop+5+PowerShell+SDK+Primer+-+Part+2+-+Creating+Hypervisor+Connections+and+Hosts

http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/24/XenDesktop 5 PowerShell SDK Primer Part 3 Creating Pooled Catalogs that Leverage Machine Creation Services

Whitepapers
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128328XenDesktop5 FAQ *HOT!

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128013XenDesktop Licensing FAQ

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127594 XenDesktop 5.0 Quick Start Guide

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127587XenDesktop 5 – Reference Architecture

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128330Planning Guide: XenDesktop 5 Migration

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128277Logon Optimization Guide

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127939XenDesktop 5 Database Sizing and Mirroring Best Practices

https://community.citrix.com/kits/#/kit/1067009XenDesktop Design-Handbook

HowTos

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127546How to Create a VMWare User Account with Minimum Permission to Manage Machine Creation Services on XenDesktop 5.0

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127301How to Deploy and Configure XenDesktop 5 Virtual Desktop Agents with Active Directory Group Policy

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127429How to Repair a Site and Unlock Active Directory Accounts if Virtual Machine Creation is Interrupted

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127388How to Enable Remote Assistance for Desktop Director

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127492How to Enable Controller Service Logging in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127564How to Implement High Availability Features in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127392How to Create ICA Launch Files for High Availability Mode

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127476How to Enable Persistent CDF Tracing in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127301How to Deploy and Configure XD 5 VDA with AD Group Policy

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127578How to Configure XD 5 with Microsoft Hyper-V and SCVMM

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127945How to Change the XML Port in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128190How to Change Virtual Channel Priority in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127441How to Manually Install XenDesktop Web Access

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127538How to Reconfigure a XenDesktop Site to Use a Mirrored Database

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127359How to Configure XenDesktop for SQL Database Mirroring

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128253How to Use a Specific SQL port with XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127421How to Redeploy XenDesktop Without Re-Installing

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127842How to configure logoff behavior of a Desktop Group in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127596How to configure XenDesktop 5 VDA for VLAN tagging in Hyper-V

Tools

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123278XDPing 2.0* NEW

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128075XDDBDiag for XenDesktop

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127257XenDesktop 5 SQL Profiler Template

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127058Export-XenDesktop5Config 

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127070XenDesktop Session State Monitor Tool

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126699 Citrix XnapShot

additional XD KB Articles

http://support.citrix.com/static/kc/CTX127254Citrix XenDesktop 5 PowerShell online reference *HOT

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128057 Getting started with PowerShell in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127424Citrix XenDesktop 5 – Issues Fixed in This Release

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127418XenDesktop 5 Services Overview

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127998Database Access and Permission Model for XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126704Registry Entries Used by XenDesktop 5 Broker Service

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125578 XenDesktop Error: The hosting infrastructure could not be reached at the specified address *READ carefully, MCS needs additional editing of “/” section

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127811Single Sign-On and Xendesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127563Disaster Recovery Guide for XenDesktop 5 using NetScaler

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127461Common Issues with Active Directory Policies in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126916XenDesktop 5 Database Transaction Log Growing Excessively

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128580 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Support Statement for Microsoft KMS activation with Machine Creation Services (MCS)

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127545XenDesktop 5 Downloads Reference List

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128726XenDesktop Wizard (now as Hotfix for PVS 5.6 SP1)

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127969Desktop Studio Logging Options for XenDesktop 5

He also posted:

XenDesktop 4 is still very popular out there and there is a Installation Sequence Recommendation for all the hotefixes released yet

Citrix XenDesktop 4 – Installation Sequence Recommendations for XenDesktop 4 Hotfixes
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128604

But keep my earlier blogpost in mind, there’s no supported configuration possible for XenDesktop 4 with MS SQL.

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Kees Baggerman

Kees Baggerman is a Staff Solutions Architect for End User Computing at Nutanix. Kees has driven numerous Microsoft and Citrix, and RES infrastructures functional/technical designs, migrations, implementations engagements over the years.

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