Upgrade to Citrix XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 2 on W2K3

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Installation of Citrix XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 2 have a lot of prerequisites and they all have to be installed in the right order. The easiest way is to download the XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 2 ISO from Citrix and run the wizard. This will install all the other prerequisites like Sun Java, MS Visual C++ 2005, FP2 enabler e.g. Actually you will have to download the ISO because the HDX MediaStream for Flash and the Group Policy adm templates are not avaiable as seperate downloads.

Upgrade Citrix License Server :

  • Citrix License Server 11.6.1 Build 9020 (The old 11.6.1 Build 9019 does work)
  • Reallocate licenses from mycitrix.com

Prerequisites prior to upgrade or clean installation of Citrix XenApp 5.0 FP2 :

I have successfully upgraded both bare metal servers and XenApp hosted on XenServer 5.5 streamed with Provisioning Services. Remember to upgrade your XenApp Data Collector first.

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4 Responses to Upgrade to Citrix XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 2 on W2K3

  1. HI,
    Thank you for the post. Unfotunately I couldn’t find any ISO version of installation (XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 2 ISO ) on Citrix website. The only file offered is a zip file and has no wizard or setup file that offers the options shown in the screenshot above.
    Irony is that the prerequisite links takes to win 2003 options. I am trying to install FP2 on Win 2008 R2 server and having a good deal of problems especially with MFCOM service. I would be grateful for any feedback.
    Kind Regards

    • We are talking about Windows 2003 with XenApp 5.0 FP2 here. The Windows 2008 R2 doesn’t have any FP2 yet, and the FP2 for Windows 2008 R1 lacks some of the new feature you find in FP2 for Windows 2003.

      Eric

  2. Technically, Citrix License Server 11.6.1 build 9019 does work; however, build 9020 is strongly recommended. Build 9020 addresses issues related to port 8080 as well as some very minor bugs.

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