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Troubleshooting Linux VDA Registration Issues


By far the most common Linux VDA support issue is the VDA not registering. This is often caused by misconfigured Active Directory integration or Kerberos authentication issues. In this article, I will endeavour to explain how the Linux VDA uses Active Directory and Kerberos, and what commonly goes wrong.

A nice feature of the Linux VDA is that it slots into the same StoreFront, Delivery Controller (Broker) and Active Directory infrastructure you already have in place. The familiar user SSO experience of logging on via StoreFront and getting access to apps and desktops without being re-prompted for credentials applies equally to Linux VDA.

The challenge with Linux is that it is not Windows, and making it play nicely in a Windows domain environment is inherently challenging. Whether you have selected Winbind, Quest, or Centrify as your Active Directory integration platform, or indeed gone out on a limb and tried SSSD or PowerBroker, the requirements for a clean Linux VDA setup remain the same.

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