Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp 7.5 install (video’s incl).

XenApp 7.5XenApp 7.5 and XenDesktop 7.5 are released to the web today and there was a lot of discussion on twitter about this release. A lot of info about this release can be found on the eDocs. Important pages are Features not in this release en Known Issues, please read them careful before starting.

As was stated on twitter, the installation bits for XenDesktop and XenApp 7.5 are the same and the differentiator should be the license that’s imported on the license server. I was curious if the installation would differ between XenApp and XenDesktop so I made a video of both installations (not the configuration) and uploaded them on YouTube just to show the easy of installation and the similarities between those installers:

The XenApp 7.5 install:
The XenDesktop 7.5 install:

Both installations were done within 8 minutes and that’s pretty good when looking at the hardware used (old compellent storage with a 2 node Hyper-V 2.0 cluster on top). It’s safe to say that the installation is pretty seamless and doesn’t consume a lot of time so credits to Citrix for making the installation this easy. Now for the configuring part.. Which will probably a next blogpost.

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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.


  1. Neil says:

    Hi Kees,

    I am having an install issue with XA7.5. This is due to Xenapp Server not able to connect to the DB and the DB Instance.

    No database was found on the database server. To create a database automatically, click OK

    Or, if you would prefer to use the database schema to create a database, click Cancel.

    Clicked on OK to continue and ……

    “The current credentials have insufficient privileges to access the database server and perform the necessary operations. Do you wish to enter alternate credentials.”

    This I have tried couple of days back and the above message. Now, I am trying and I get “Invalid Class”

  2. Tobias says:

    I used SQL 2012 Express with SP1 on a separate machine and I had the same error. After a while I found the following article:


    Thijs Michiels wrote:

    “I’m using SQL Server 2012 Express and I found the following things I needed to do in order to get it to work:

    Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager
    Expand SQL Server Network Configuration – Protocols for SQLEXPRESS
    Enable TCP/IP
    Right click TCP/IP and open Properties
    Check the IP2 settings reflect the servers IP address and subnet
    Check IPAll and ensure that Dynamic Ports is blank and make sure that the TCP port is set to 1433

    Incoming ports opened on the Windows Firewall on the SQL server:

    TCP 1433
    TCP 1434
    UDP 1434

    Hope this helps people in order to get things solved.”


  3. wsedf says:

    check out and

    might be the collation in SQL . this has changed from the earlier versions of citrix xenAPP

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