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Deploying and Managing Citrix XenClient Enterprise


The Deploying and Managing Citrix XenClient Enterprise online course provides students with the skills required to effectively deploy and manage XenClient Enterprise as a local virtual machine solution in a Windows Server 2012 environment, and how to deliver Desktop Player for Mac to end users.

During this course, students will learn how to successfully install, configure and manage a Citrix XenClient Enterprise deployment.


Who should attend

This course is recommended for Administrators that want learn how to implement and manage a local virtual machine environment.


Before taking this course, Citrix recommends that students have:

  • An understanding of server, desktop and application virtualization concepts

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are able to:

  • Understand XenClient Enterprise use cases
  • Install and configure Synchronizer
  • Deploy and register the XenClient Engine
  • Create and deploy virtual machines in Synchronizer
  • Update virtual machine images
  • Manage and troubleshoot XenClient Enterprise


Module 1: Understanding XenClient Enterprise

  • Use Cases
    • Simplify Delivery
    • Extend XenDesktop
    • Secure Corporate Data
    • Manage Shared Images
    • Migrate to Windows 7 Quickly and Easily
    • Reduce PC support costs in branch and distributed offices
    • Repurpose PCs as thin clients and reduce capex
    • Deliver Local Windows Desktops to MacBooks
  • Features
  • Components
  • Requirements

Module 2: Install and Configure Synchronizer

  • Understand the role of Synchronizer
  • System Requirements
    • Modes
    • Firewall
    • DB
  • Licensing
  • Install Synchronizer Video
  • Configure Local / Active Directory Users Video
  • Configure ISO Library Video

Module 3: Create / Deploy Virtual Machines in Synchronizer

  • VM Creation Video
  • Image Modes
  • Publishing VM Video
  • Assign VM Video

Module 4: XenClient Engine and DesktopPlayer for Mac

  • Understand the role of the XC Engine
    • Launcher
    • Dock
    • Control Panel
    • Registration
  • Deployment options
  • Understand DesktopPlayer for Mac
  • System Requirements
  • Registration
    • Install and Register the XC Engine - Video
    • Engine Registration - Video
    • DesktopPlayer – Install Video
    • DesktopPlayer – Registration Video
    • DesktopPlayer – Startup and Login Video
    • DesktopPlayer – Multiple Monitors Video
    • DesktopPlayer – Switching Between Windows Video

Module 5: Update VM Images

  • Patches / Updates - Video

Module 6: Manage XenClient Enterprise

  • Policy Management
    • Device Policies
    • VM Policies
  • Security
    • Disable VM
    • Lockout
    • Remote Kill
  • Troubleshooting
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