Does citrix xen app 6.5 supports Win 2012

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      Does Citrx XENApP 6.5 supports Windows 2012 to install all the roles or it is designed use it only for 2008 r2 servers/...


Can someone please confirm ..
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Kamalasekar ParthasarathyMessaging SupportAsked:
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Carl WebsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is NOT supported.  It IS supported on Server 2008 R2 only.
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Sekar ChinnakannuConnect With a Mentor Staff EngineerCommented:
You can plan for Xendesktop 7 which can run in 2012 server.
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Carl WebsterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Why?  XenDesktop 7 App Editions is missing a ton of features that are in XenApp 6.5.  I personally would wait until the majority of the missing features are added back in to XD7.x or XD8 (and no I have no knowledge of either).
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Tony JConnect With a Mentor Lead Technical ArchitectCommented:
To provide a bit more detail on the above answers.

XenApp 7 is now integrated into XenDesktop 7: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xendesktop-7/cds-overview-info-previous-xa-customers.html

XenDesktop 7 adds support for Windows 2012 (and Windows 8): http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xendesktop-7/cds-70-about-whats-new.html
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Carl - XD 7.1 is out. Haven't had a chance to catch up on the features etc yet.
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Kamalasekar ParthasarathyMessaging SupportAuthor Commented:
I don't understand guys,what do i do with XenDesktop when i require App visualization..does it comes with both (Desktop and app)
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Stick with xenapp 6.5.  Xendesktop app edition is not ready to replace xenapp at this time.
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CoralonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I just went to a Citrix presentation yesterday where a lot of this was discussed.

The XenApp name is going away.  The replacement is XenDesktop - period.

XD7 has 4 editions:
VDI - does VDI only, equivalent to XD 5.6 (new features obviously)
App - does server loads only equivalent to XA 6.5, but not feature equal yet.
Enterprise - does both VDI & App (effectively combines XD 5.6 & XA 6.5, along with new features)
Platinum - Enterprise plus cloud-ready.

Late this year/early next year, they will be releasing XA 6.5 FP3, and the 2 versions will be near feature equal.

Right now, they are debating bringing back some (in my opinion) desperately wanted features - IMA shadowing, Local Host Cache, etc.  In 2014, they are looking to make the platforms feature equal, but no definitive timeline yet.

Coralon
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Kamalasekar ParthasarathyMessaging SupportAuthor Commented:
gREAT AND THANKS gUYS
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