Citrix App Layering – Basis configuration 4.2 – Part 1 and 2


In this blog series I will walk you through the basis configuration of Citrix App Layering 4.2

This first post will contain part 1 and 2 of the configuration. Part 3 will be about role based access and part 4 will be on creating your first OS layer.

Part 1 – Getting the Citrix App Layering 4.2 appliance running

  1. Download the appliance from this link
  2. Import the virtual appliance to the hypervisor of your choice, my choice in the guide is Citrix XenServer.
  3. After the appliance is imported you can grab the IP address and open a web browser and paste it in.
  4. When the page is open you will be asked to log in. Username is “Administrator” and password is “Unidesk1” by default. Screenshot_1
  5. Accept the license agreement and click “Close”.   Screenshot_2
  6. Change the default password by following the guide as shown in the pictures below Screenshot_3Screenshot_4Screenshot_5Screenshot_6
  7. You will now be presented with a small overview on which steps there are needed create a layer. You can click on “View step” which will take you to the online guidance on creating Citrix App Layers. Here I will click on “Close”Screenshot_7

Part 2 – Setting up file share for use with App Layering

  1. Click on “System” Screenshot_8
  2. Click on “Settings and Configuration” Screenshot_9
  3. Scroll down to “Network File Shares” and click on “Edit”  Screenshot_10
  4. Type in the path to a network share on a dedicated server or a shared file server. I always create a service account for these purposes, in the picture below you can see I named mine “SVC-CTXAppLayering”. Click on “Test SMB File Share” before you save and you should be a “Success”Screenshot_11

This concludes the first two parts of this guide. Part 3 will be up really soon.



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