Geek Week VDI: Citrix XenDesktop initial installation video (Part 1)

In this video from Geek Week: VDI, Citrix's Frank Anderson takes us through the initial installation and configuration of Citrix XenDesktop 4 on a vanilla XenServer environment. This video includes the installation and configuration of:

  • Citrix XenDesktop Desktop Delivery Controller
  • Building our sample Windows XP VM
  • Installation of the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) into our VM
  • Initial HDX connection testing.

For a full analysis of the results of this video, read our summary of how Citrix XenDesktop 4 did in our Geek Week: VDI project. This video is part of our "Geek Week: VDI" project where Gabe and Brian tested five VDI products in five days. More information about this project, as well as videos from this vendor and others, is available at www.brianmadden.com/geekweek.

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OMFG, you really put a VMware View commercial at the beginning of the XenDesktop video? wow.


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Yeah I noticed that too...if I were Citrix Marketing, I'd be super pissed.


Brian...you HAVE to nuke the VMWare View ad before the Citrix XenDesktop ad!!!!!!


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I noticed that too...


BRIAN!!! You HAVE to NUKE the VMWare View ad before your XenDesktop demonstration! Citrix Marketing would be super pissed!!!!


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...ignore the double post...my bad for not refreshing.


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Does anyone know how we can download these videos for offline viewing? Overseas on a military base, the videos are not useful when caching after every 5 seconds of playing.  Brian?


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Thanks for this video.


It was cool to see the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Penant in the background on the walls.


I am sure this is Brian's office. :)


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