Automated Citrix XenDesktop Site Configuration


Automated Citrix XenDesktop Site Configuration

In my last blog post Running a Citrix lab in Amazon AWS I showed you how to configure a Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop site and databases unattended with Powershell.

This script is a perfect match for my Automation Framework, but the problem is the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). When MDT performs installations, they´re all launched with the local administrator account. So if you just add the script as an application / task sequence the configuration will fail because the logged on administrator account is not a domain account.

The workaround is to use the Run Command Task Sequence and specify the domain account you want it to run as.

Use the following commands:

Task Sequence

Remember that this only applies to your first Delivery Controller, after that you use the following commands to join a new Delivery Controller to an existing site.


XenDesktop Controllers

Storefront Delivery Controllers


Automation Framework Community Edition

The fastest way to build your lab environment.

Virtual Expo

Friday 30th of September 2022

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