Citrix has done a great job providing stand alone installers for the Virtual Delivery Agents, StoreFront, Studio and Director. But one of the components that is still missing as an stand alone component is the Controller.
In large enterprises it is often necessary to provide minimal installation files because of the amount of data that is distributed and transmitted to the Software Distribution Points. These Distribution Points are often spread all over the world.
If you are running a Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure (RDS) with Citrix XenApp, VMware View or doesn´t use any third party extension at all you will have to install a bunch of Updates to resolve the most bugs you could run into from a Operating System perspective. There are two Knowledge Base articles available for RDS at Microsoft that explain the prerequisites and necessary steps to install these updates.
Today I want to share some thoughts and insights about a very useful toolkit that is available free for everybody – The PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit. I will describe what features it has, how the architecture looks like and how you can create and customize packages. At the end I will provide you with some packages you can start to play with.
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