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How to setup Citrix Xenapp?

I was tasked to setup the Citrix Xenapp 6.5 on a new VM installed with MS w2k8 R2. Besides this VM, there are 1 DC, 1 Navisons server, and 1 DB server hosting MS SQL 2008. The purpose of this xenapp application server is to host the Navisons, plus excel and Adobe application. How to set it up? Shall I download the Xenapp with feature pack 3 or else?

Please share step-by-step. Thanks,
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Hi Sekar,

Let's me read thought the suggested articles. I'll come back to you sooner.
Hi Sekar,

How can I upgrade the xenapp installation to xenapp 6.5 with feature pack 3?

Now, I managed to download XA6.5_2008R2_ML_1.iso (Xenapp 6.5 for 2008 R2). What should I do to upgrade to 6.5 with feature pack 3 after the 6.5 installation?

after login to citrix website, I browse to xen 6.5 with feature pack 3, but, I don't think I see any installer for it. Does this mean I have to setup the base installer, and then upgrade to feature pack 3 or else?
Feature Pack 3 is a feature like service packs, It only covered some features. So you need to choose the features which you want to use \ upgrade. You have install the below tools manually
StoreFront 3, New Receivers, Director 7.6.300, Universal Print Server 7.6, Profile Management 5.2.1, License Server 11.12.1
Install sequence - Install XenApp 6.5, Complete Windows update, Install latest rollup pack, Install feature pack 3.
Hi Sekar,

Thanks for the prompted suggestion. I will setup the citrix xenapp tomorrow. I will upfate you about the status.
Hi Sekar,

One more question -  how to publish ms navisions client on Citrix xenapp 6.5?
Ms navigation??
MS Dynamic Navisions
You just have to use the exe to publish same in citrix.
Hi Sekar,

thanks.

For a citrix server to support concurrent 20 user access, a RAM of 4Gb is sufficient?
its better to go for 2 servers with 8 gb, also i am not sure about application performance so better to test from your side to validate the same.
Hi Sekar,

Does a single drive of C; with 80 GB sufficient for Citrix xenapp installation?
Hi Sekar,

thanks. Xenapp has to be installed on C: drive? any performance drop issue?
Do you suggest I should have one more drive - d:\ for other purpose?
Yes you can :) if you have enough storage. It wont cause performance issue if you install in C drive.
Hi Sekar,

Finally, Citrix server is up with xenapp, web interface, licensing server - all in a single server.  Try to publish excel an notepad and are able to access and use. User access for the very 1st time would be prompted to download receiver.

A few questions here:

 a. If I want to allow user access from web via Internet, that mean I have to install "Secure Gateway"?
 b. Besides the above remote access method (via web), any other access method for user?
 c.  Should I download and install the profile management and universal printer driver?

thanks in advance
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Hi Sekar,

As for the upgrade sequence, currently, this citrix xenapp 6.5 was installed. As you mentioned;

Feature Pack 3 is a feature like service packs, It only covered some features. So you need to choose the features which you want to use \ upgrade. You have install the below tools manually
StoreFront 3, New Receivers, Director 7.6.300, Universal Print Server 7.6, Profile Management 5.2.1, License Server 11.12.1
Install sequence - Install XenApp 6.5, Complete Windows update, Install latest rollup pack, Install feature pack 3.

The next steps I will do are:

    - Complete windows updates
    - Latest rollup pack (I search thru xenapp 6.5, 6.5 FP1, 6.5 FP2, 6.5 FP3; I don't think I found any)
    - Install FP3 (I search thru but found those components may not be needed. Can I fall back to use FP2?)


thanks,
Mike, better you can close and award points for this question and open new one for new queries.
The expert shows the sequence of setup of xenapp