How do I define failover servers for delivery groups


Although XenApp 6.5 worker groups do not exist in XenApp 7.x, we've seen how similar functionality is available. Using a single console, Studio, we can easily increase capacity of a delivery group With XenApp 7.12 applications tags, we can mimic the functionality where a server could belong to multiple worker groups Instead of comparing XenApp… Continue reading How do I define failover servers for delivery groups

How do I increase Delivery Group (Worker Group) capacity


As described in the blog How do I migrate a XenApp worker group structure, we saw how the use of Delivery groups, application groups and tags allow us to replicate XenApp 6.5 worker group capabilities to XenApp 7.x. There are some operational differences between Worker Groups and Delivery Groups, namely, how do increase the capacity… Continue reading How do I increase Delivery Group (Worker Group) capacity

How do I migrate a XenApp worker group structure


In XenApp 6.5, there is the concept of a worker group.  Before that, we called them load managed groups or application silos.  Basically, it is  group of XenApp servers publishing the same set of applications.  If you publish an app on one server, that published app is also available across every other server in the… Continue reading How do I migrate a XenApp worker group structure

How Do I Create ICA Files


In older versions of XenApp (6.5 and earlier), we could create ICA files, which were essentially shortcuts, and email them to users or place them on a static web page. With XenApp 7.x, ICA files are no longer available.  However, StoreFront provides an alternative with a little option called "Website Shortcuts". It is a feature… Continue reading How Do I Create ICA Files

Hello, DNA


I love seeing crazy comparisons and statistics, especially if it has anything to do with science Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) If laid out end-to-end, all DNA within your body would go from the Earth to Pluto and back to the Earth (too bad Pluto is not a planet anymore.) Humans share 99% of their DNA with everyone… Continue reading Hello, DNA

Upgrading from XenApp 7.5 to XenApp 7.6


After delivering the XenApp 7.6 Upgrade webinar, I received a few questions asking if it is a good idea to upgrade from XenApp 7.5 to XenApp 7.6. My first reaction is, "Of course you should. Why wouldn't you?" But I'm a little biased J You need to ask yourself if the new features within XenApp… Continue reading Upgrading from XenApp 7.5 to XenApp 7.6

Migrate from MCS to PVS


When installing XenDesktop 5, I bet many people were interested in using Machine Creation Services. And why not? It is easy to setup and configure because there is nothing to setup and configure. What could be easier? However, as many of you start to grow your desktop virtualization implementations to include more users, more desktops… Continue reading Migrate from MCS to PVS

Desktop Virtualization… The Right Way (Migration)


We've followed all of the best practices, did a proper analysis and design and are ready to start moving users to their brand new virtual desktop. But not so fast. We need to make sure we have the proper plan in place or else we will end up with incorrect applications, confused users, or lost… Continue reading Desktop Virtualization… The Right Way (Migration)