Old School Citrix Farm Migration
Posted on 2011-10-24
Fellows (and ladies) I am a bit confused. I currently run an old school Citrix PS farm. I keep it pretty well updated, so it may be called XenApp now, but still works with published desktops, and therein lies the rub. I can't see how to best migrate the farm to the new Citrix stuff, which might not even offer real published desktops anymore. I run mostly thin clients, but there are a few computers out there too, and therein, another rub. I have a new Win7 desktop computer that I would like to install a Citrix client onto, but cannot figure out what to use. It seems Receiver Enterprise might be in my future, but I cannot get my mind around how it works. There must be a plugin to make it see the farm and the published desktops but I cannot seem to get it right.
So, where should I take my old school farm with published desktops to as an upgrade? Which new Citrix products to use and such is my goal, but I do not want to force changes on my user base as they are giant babies and cry loudly.
and second, which client/receiver should I use to access the old school farm as it now stands.
I do have a spare server (2008R2) or two to build with, and the current fsarm is stable, so I have plenty of time to plan.
I'm watching this thread, so if you got questions, fire away.