Installing Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Delivery Controller

The Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Delivery Controller is a core component that delivery virtual desktop and applications to users. It provides the essential functionality required to effectively manage, maintain, and optimise all virtual desktop / application connections.

In this guide, we will install the the Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Delivery Controller.

 

Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Delivery Controller Prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (for Server 2008 R2) / Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (for Server 2012)
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 (for Server 2012) / Windows PowerShell 3.0 (for Server 2012)
  • Visual C++ 2005
  • Visual C++ 2008 SP1
  • Visual C++ 2010

 

Insert the XenDesktop 7.1 Installation Disc and select Delivery Controller.
Insert the XenDesktop 7.1 Installation Disc and select Delivery Controller.

Accept the software license agreement and click on the Next button.
Accept the software license agreement and click on the Next button.

As I have installed the Citrix License Server and StoreFront on a separate server. I only selected the Delivery Controller, Studio and Director component for this installation. Click on the Next button to proceed.
As I have installed the Citrix License Server and StoreFront on a separate server. I only selected the Delivery Controller, Studio and Director component for this installation. Click on the Next button to proceed.

I have Microsoft SQL Server 2012 installed on my network so I only selected the Windows Remote Assistance feature. Click the Next button to proceed.
I have Microsoft SQL Server 2012 installed on my network so I only selected the Windows Remote Assistance feature. Click the Next button to proceed.

Take note of the ports required and open then on your network firewall and Windows Firewall.
Take note of the ports required and open then on your network firewall and Windows Firewall.

Review the pre-installation summary. Click on the Install button to proceed.
Review the pre-installation summary. Click on the Install button to proceed.

Allow the installation to complete before proceeding.
Allow the installation to complete before proceeding.

Verify the installation is successful. Uncheck the 'Launch Studio' option and click on the Finish button.
Verify the installation is successful. Uncheck the ‘Launch Studio’ option and click on the Finish button.

 

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