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How to Install and Configure the Citrix XenClient- Part 2

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In part 2 of how to install and configure the Citrix XenClient, I will explain how to create a private/personal VM with Windows 7 x86.

1.       Create a VM and install Windows 7

After installing the XenClient you will see the XenClient main screen on your laptop/desktop.

Click on “Create from install Disc” To create a new VM.

Select “Microsoft Windows 7 32 bit” in the type field. ( x64 bit is not yet supported).

Enter a name for your VM and select an icon from the icon list.

Click on [Next] to continue.

Configure the amount of memory for the VM (2GB is recommendable for Windows 7).

Configure the amount of vCPU’s for the VM (2 vCPU’s is recommendable for Windows 7).

Click on [Next] to continue.

Configure the size of the virtual disk for the Windows 7 VM.

Click on [Next] to continue.

Insert a Windows 7 installation disc in the cd/dvd drive (32 bit editions only).

Click on [Next] to continue.

Click on [Continue] to start the VM and start with installing Windows 7.

The VM will start and the screen will switch to the VM. After the Windows 7 setup has started the default Windows 7 installation screen will appear.

Select the proper language, time + currency format and keyboard for your location.

Click on [Install Now]

Select  “Custom installation”.

Read the License terms carefully.

Only if you agree with the license terms select “I accept the license terms

If you do not agree with the terms then you can cancel the installation by pressing Ctrl-0 to return to the XenClient management console and shutdown the VM or press the ‘X’ button in the upper right corner of the license terms screen to abort the setup.

Select the disk you have configured in the VM properties.

Windows 7 will start to install.

After a few reboots the following screen will appear.

Enter a user name and computer name for the Windows 7 installation.

Enter a password for the account you created in the previous screen and enter a password hint.

Click on [Next] to continue.

Enter your product key for Windows or leave this space empty to enter your product key after Windows 7 has been installed. (You have 30 days to enter the key after the installation has finished, Windows will display reminders).  

Select the settings for Windows updates from Microsoft.

Select the proper Time zone and enter the current date en time.

Click on [Next] to continue

Select the type of network the laptop/desktop with the XenClient is connected to. If you are not sure what type of network you are on then select “Public Network”.

The Windows 7 desktop will appear after the setup finishes all initialization settings.

2.       Install the XenClient tools

Insert the XenClient installation cd in the cd/dvd drive and browse to the cd with Explorer or through my computer.

Double  click on “‘setup.exe” to start the XenClient tools setup.

Read the License Agreement carefully.

Only if you agree with the license agreement select “I accept the terms in the License Agreement

If you do not agree with the terms then you can cancel the installation, click on [Cancel] to abort the installation.

 

Click on [Yes] to allow the setup program to install software on this computer.

Click on [Install] to install the Citrix Systems Inc. Display adapter.

Click on [Install] to install the Remote USB driver.

Click on [Finish] after the XenClient tools have been installed.

Click on [Yes] to reboot the VM.

Logon to Windows with your account and password.

Additional new hardware will be found. Select [Restart Now] to restart the VM.

Logon to Windows with your account and password.

Move the mouse arrow to the upper edge of the screen. The XenClient bar will appear if the XenClient tools have been installed correctly.

Windows 7 and the XenClient tools have been successfully installed on your Laptop/Desktop as a VM running on XenClient

3.       Enable 3D Graphic support on the Windows 7 VM

Press Ctrl-0 in the Windows 7 VM to go the XenClient management console.

In the upper middle of the screen change the view options to extended view.

Click on [View Details]

Select the [Experimental] tab

Change the 3D Graphics support option from “Disabled” to “Enabled” and click on [Save] to save this change.

Click on “Hide Details” to return to the default view. Optionally you can adjust the view settings back to the standard view.

You cannot enable the 3D Graphics Support on multiple running VM’s. Only one running VM can have this option enabled.

Next week I will release part 3 of the “How to install and configure the Citrix XenClient”. Part 3 will explain how to install and configure the Synchronizer for XenClient.

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