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Xenapp 7.6 VDA installation on Server 2016

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I try to  VDA installation on Server 2016

where i do mistake?
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Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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The server you are trying to install it onto does not have the RDSH role installed.

From this MS article - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2833839/guidelines-for-installing-the-remote-desktop-session-host-role-service :

On the workgroup computer or DC, install the Remote Desktop Licensing role service and the Remote Desktop Session Host role service. To do this, follow these steps:       
  1. Open Server Manager.  
  2. Click Manage and select Add Roles and Features.   
  3. Select Role-based or Feature-based installation.   
  4. Select the computer as the destination server.    
  5. On the Select server roles page, select Remote Desktop Services.    
  6. On the Select role services page, select the Remote Desktop Session Host role services. 
  7. Continue the installation. Select default values for the remaining settings.  

Note step 6 in the original article also has you adding the Remote Desktop Licensing service, but in your lab I would install that on say the DC or your Citrix management server.
EvaSales

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Hi Tony

I have :
CTXMNG (server 2016)= Citrix Xenapp installed+RDP licens server role instaled.
App01 (server 2016) = try to install VDA and want to like Master image for CTXMNG Machine Catalog configuration

make a mistake somewhere?
Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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Hi Eva

From the error message you haven't yet installed the RDSH onto App01.

This might help you: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/citrix-virtual-apps-desktops-service/install-configure/install-vdas.html

EvaSales

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i do not have a licences ,i plan use only for my LAB .

do need to install RDSH both servers ?
do u have a nother guide ,citrix guides very difficult for me to understand?
Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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Ok so you will be fine for 120 days without an RDSH license. After 120 days you won't be able to log on.

For your gold/master image you have to remember that it is going to become a Citrix server so any role or pre-requisite that Citrix needs, has to go onto that server - in this case, RDSH is required.
EvaSales

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its so now:App01




EvaSales

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i try to install but the same error comes out.
Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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Did you follow these steps on the server you are trying to install the VDA onto?

  1. Open Server Manager.  
  2. Click Manage and select Add Roles and Features.   
  3. Select Role-based or Feature-based installation.   
  4. Select the computer as the destination server.    
  5. On the Select server roles page, select Remote Desktop Services.    
  6. On the Select role services page, select the Remote Desktop Session Host role services. 
  7. Continue the installation. Select default values for the remaining settings.  

Note steps 5 and 6 - currently, according to the error message you do not have the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role installed.

Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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Also if you are never going to assign Remote Desktop CALS and run it in the grace period then I wouldn't worry about adding the RD license server role
EvaSales

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before i did not install Remote Desktop Session Host role services now i installed both CTXMNG and APP01

but the same error comes again ,i cant belive it

may be fails some updates i do not know
EvaSales

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run it in the grace period : unfortunattly i d o not know how
Lead Technical Architect
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You only need to install the RDSH role on the machine you want to be your gold/master image; Make sure to reboot afterwards.

You don't have to do anything with regards to the grace period - it just happens.

Can you paste the output from this powershell?

Get-WindowsFeature |fl Name,installstate

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EvaSales

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i have DAYSLEFT =120 grsce period default
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
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XenApp 7.6 does not support Server 2016.

https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenapp-and-xendesktop/7-6-long-term-service-release/xad-system-requirements-76.html

Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for Windows Server OS
Supported operating systems:

Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
Windows Server 2012, Standard and Datacenter Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions
Tony JohncockLead Technical Architect
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Good catch, Carl - I hadn't even paid attention to it being 7.6!
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if you use the correct XenApp version for your server OS, Citrix installs the RDSH role by itself.

EvaSales

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thanks
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
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I get no points for telling you what your exact issue was?
EvaSales

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OH! I thougt i give you point too. Shame from me. Actually i slided your account too.Can i change it now?
I AM SO SORRY
EvaSales

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