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How to make Syncfusion Dashboard designer compatible with Citrix Xen Desktop?

Platform: Dashboard Platform |
Control: Dashboard Designer

XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization software that allows multiple users to access and run Microsoft Windows desktops that are installed at a centralized location separated from the devices from which they are being accessed.


Pre-installed server with Windows Server 2008R2, 2012 or 2016 for the Desktop Delivery installation.

Minimum of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 or higher.

Active Directory Domain.

Installation of the desktop controller

Step 1: Download the latest XenDesktop from the MyCitrix website.

Step 2: Start AutoSelect.exe installer and choose XenDesktop in Windows Server 2012R2.


Step 3: Select the Delivery Controller.


Step 4: Accept the license agreement and click Next.


Step 5: Select all components and click Next.


Step 6Let the Firewall rules be set automatically. Click Next.

Step 7: Check the summary and click install to start the installation.

The installation will now take place for about 5 – 15 minutes


Step 8Choose I do not want to participate in Call Home option and click Next.


Step 9Click Finish to start the Citrix Studio, after all the installations has been proceeded successfully.

Configuring the Citrix XenDesktop site

Step 10Choose the deliver application and desktop to your users option.


Step 11: Enter your Site name for your deployment and click Next.


Step 12: Choose your database names and select the SQL database location in your database. Click Next.


Step 13: Already, you installed the license server on this server, so let the server address be local. If you have existing licenses, then add them and click Next.


Step 14: Select the No Machine Management and click Next.


Step 15: These options can be left default – unchecked – click the Next.


Step 16: Check all the settings and click Finish to start the deployment.

The Site configuration is now taking place. When the Site configuration is finished, we start with the VDA configuration part.

Create the new Windows 8 master image

Pre-install a Windows 8 Virtual Machine VDA (Virtual Desktop Agent).

Install the Citrix VDA

Step 17: Log in to the Windows 8 desktop, mount the Citrix 7.15 and run the Autoselect.exe again.


Step 18Choose the XenDesktop.


Step 19Select the Virtual Delivery Agent for Windows Desktop OS option.


Step 20Select the create a master image and click Next.


Step 21Choose No, install VDA in standard mode option and click the Next.


Step 22Let these settings be default – Click Next.


Step 23Let these settings also be default – Click Next.


Step 24Enter your desktop controller address and click the test button. When receiving the green check, select the Add and click the Next.

Step 25Check the checkbox and click the Next.


Step 26Let the Firewall rules be set automatically. Click the Next.

Step 27Check the summary page and click install, when all the settings are correct.


Step 28Choose I do not want to participate in call home and click Next.

Step 29Click finish, when all the checkmarks are green to restart your XenDesktop – VDI master Virtual Machine afterwards.

Create the new Windows 8 MCS Machine Catalog

Step 30: Switch back to our delivery controller in Windows Server 2012R2 and start the Citrix Studio console to create a new Machine Catalog based on the just created Windows 8 master image.

Step 31: Choose the machine catalogs.


Step 32: Click Next on the introduction screen.


Step 33: Select the desktop Operating System and click Next.


Step 34: Check whether the Power Managed and Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) options are not selected and click the Next.

Step 35: Choose static to save changes on a separate Personal vDisk. Click the Next.


Step 36: Add the machine details to get the hostname for the window 8 machine and click Next.





Step 37: Name the machine catalog as Windows8 and click Finish to start the MCS machine deployment procedure.


Create Delivery Group

Step 38: Open the Delivery Group option in the menu and click Create Delivery Group.

Step 39On the intro screen, click Next.


Step 40Increase the number of desktops that you need to add to the delivery group and click Next.

Step 41Select the desktops option and click Next.


Step 42Restrict access to the VDI’s by selecting restrict use of this delivery group option and add the group that is needed to access the delivery group. Click Next.


Step 43Fill in a display name for the desktop, that is seen by users in StoreFront. Let all the other settings be default and click Ok and Next in the previous screen.

Step 44Please check all the settings at the summary field and fill a name in the delivery group. Click Finish to add the new delivery group.





Create StoreFront

Step 45: Open the Citrix StoreFront and click Create Store.


Step 46: On the intro screen, click the Next.


Step 47 Fill a name in the store name and click the Next.


Step 48 Add delivery controller name and add the server. Click Next.


Step 49: Make sure whether the enable remote access option is not selected and click Next.


Step 50: Make sure whether the user name and password is selected and click the Next.


Step 51: Click the Create.


Step 52: Store created successfully. Click Finish.


Step 53: Open the Citrix Studio and open the delivery group menu. Click the edit delivery group and choose the StoreFront, and then add the StoreFront server URL and click Apply.

Test the new Citrix Xendesktop environment

Step 54: Log in to Internet Explorer by entering the StoreFront web address.


Step 55: Install Syncfusion Dashboard Designer Setup and shut down the windows 8 installed VM, before clicking the windows8 icon in Xendesktop viewer.


Step 56Open the Syncfusion Dashboard Designer in Xendesktop.


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