This concludes your evaluation of XenDesktop release. This simplified guide is intended for a quick evaluation of the product features, using a narrow scope of work. It does not replace the product documentation and detailed deployment guides .
Through this process, you learned how to install a basic deployment of XenDesktop, configure a Studio site and create machine catalogs. Using delivery groups, you provisioned both apps and desktops from a single unified console. You saw the flexible end user delivery options, whether custom branding or true support for any device. Finally, you experienced the powerful monitoring, troubleshooting, and analytical features of Director, seeing the value of an intuitive purpose-built tool for day-to-day operations of a large-scale virtualized environment.
Over the past 25 years, our leading design philosophy believes there is no one-size-fits-all architecture. Our customers have uniquely varied requirements, from small organizations enabling workspace mobility to the largest Fortune 500 corporations deploying tens of thousands of XenApp servers. The basic building blocks of machine catalogs, delivery groups, and apps can be put together to meet sophisticated and complex business needs. This guide is targeted at administrators that may be new to Citrix, and as such, it follows the simplest workflow to get an evaluation running. Now that you have completed these tasks and seen how a basic deployment functions, use the XenApp and XenDesktop documentation to experience all the components and features available with this release.
A few additional features and use-cases are covered in this section. These features require slightly more advanced knowledge of the product, so they were moved outside the main document instructions.
Receiver for HTML5 for client-less access
One of the most powerful enhancements to XenDesktop is the ability to run applications and desktops in a browser, without installing any client software on the end-point. The HTML5 Receiver for XenDesktop delivers a rich graphical user-experience using the Deep Compression technology from the native Receiver. For mobile work styles, the HTML5 Receiver is a very important and useful tool.
Three easy steps get you ready to use Receiver for HTML5 in XenDesktop environment
- Enable Receiver for HTML5 in Citrix StoreFront
- Enable ICA WebSockets in Citrix Group Policy
- Test Desktop launch from a compatible browser and client
Detailed instructions are provided in Product Documentation
Step 1: Enable Receiver for HTML5 in Citrix StoreFront
If not already installed, please deploy Citrix StoreFront either on the same server as the Delivery Controller or a standalone console. Create a store for the site.