When installing Citrix XenApp/Desktop 7.6 three databases are installed to your SQL instance during site creation.
- Configuration (logging)
- Site database
The option to make StoreFront (pre SF3.5) Receiver for Web the default page/document in IIS simply does not exist within the StoreFront console like it used to back in legacy Web Interface. What I mean is that if I was to browse to my StoreFront server via https://storefront I’d get the iisstart.htm IIS 8.5 page.
You know what a lot of people do when installing products. They install a product, configure the minimum settings to get it working, walk away once it’s working.
The same applies to products such as XenApp & XenDesktop. Most of the time we publish applications and desktops to StoreFront with little to no extra configuration.
I think although we don’t need to use them, we should atleast be aware of some of the tweaks you can make. I will describe some briefly below, beginning with Workspace Control.
As of August 2015, Hyper-V machines come in the form of Generation 1 and Generation 2 (Hyper-V shipped with Windows Server 2012 R2). Generation 2 brings some advantages over Generation 1 such as standard (synthetic) NIC PXE booting capabilities, UEFI firmware support and booting from a SCSI attached VHD. These are some things a Generation 1 VM cannot do.
For Citrix StoreFront and Delivery Controller communication, you need to specify XML service broker communication to travel over HTTPS or HTTP and specify a port such as 80 or 443. The XML service is used for application and desktop resource enumeration including handling user name and password data from StoreFront to DDCs.