Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook

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  • Configure and manage Remote Desktop Services
  • Understand Citrix License Server
  • Utilize the Citrix Web Interface
  • Manage Citrix StoreFront
  • Deploy NetScaler Gateway
  • Optimize the Citrix XenApp
  • Learn to configure XenApp with command-line and PowerShell scripts
  • Utilize Citrix community tools

In the age of cybernation, Citrix XenApp has emerged as a prolific application virtualization product. This powerful solution enables users or an enterprise to have centrally hosted and managed applications on corporate servers which can be accessed remotely from a wide range of computer and mobile devices. To deliver shared hosted virtual desktops and applications, XenApp synchronizes with Citrix tools such as NetScaler Gateway that offer secure remote access.

Giving you an insight into configuring, managing, and optimizing the advanced features of Citrix XenApp, this practical guide starts by helping you establish Remote Desktop Services and understanding the Citrix Licensing protocol. You then get a walkthrough of the Citrix Web Interface and then finally move on to successfully manage your XenApp server using PowerShell and command-line tooling.

Citrix XenApp6.5 Expert Cookbook clearly teaches you to work with the XenApp tool to deliver published desktops and applications from a XenApp server to the end user.

Packed with practical recipes, this book starts with helping you understand the basics of Remote Desktop Services and proceeds to explain in detail the usage of Citrix License servers. Furthermore, you will learn to utilize the Citrix web interface, which acts as the central portal where users remotely access their desired applications. Next, you will move on to the key technical implementation of the NetScaler Gateway tool which Citrix uses to provide secured services.

Finally, you will advance to learn about the basic management consoles and tooling, configuration, and troubleshooting methods of XenApp with command-line tools and PowerShell scripts. You will also get a glimpse into the buzzing Citrix community by learning some great additional tools and scripts built by Citrix community enthusiasts.

This guide is an invaluable tutorial to help you to explore and optimize the XenApp tool to virtually deliver desktops and applications.

  • Create installation scripts for Citrix XenApp, License Servers, Web Interface, and StoreFront
  • Use PowerShell scripts to configure and administer the XenApp's infrastructure components
  • Discover Citrix and community written tools to maintain a Citrix XenApp infrastructure
Page Count 420
Course Length 12 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781849685221
Date Of Publication 24 Jan 2014


Esther Barthel MSc

Esther Barthel MSc has been working in different roles and functions as an IT consultant since she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She has worked as a web developer, database administrator, and server administrator until she discovered how Server-Based Computing ( SBC ) combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution. She has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over seven years now and currently works as a senior consultant at PepperByte, where she designs and implements Citrix® solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling from 100 to 15,000 users.

Ever since she hosted introduction days for technical female student candidates, Esther has been sharing her passion and knowledge for IT. What started out as small internal meetings to report on the latest technologies is growing from technical blog posts into international presentations at Citrix® User Groups and events like E2EVC. There's no surprise that she has now taken up the challenge to write her first technical book, Citrix® XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook, for a well-known publisher, Packt Publishing , offering a selection of recipes (how-to's) that allow experienced Citrix® XenApp® administrators to automate, monitor, troubleshoot, and manage advanced XenApp® infrastructures.

Esther is a Citrix Certified Professional - Apps and Desktops ( CCP-AD), Citrix Certified Integration Architect ( CCIA), and RES Software Certified Professional ( RCP ).

You can follow her on social media on her blog (, on Twitter at @virtuEs_IT, or contact her directly through e-mail,