Configure Citrix AppDNA 7.11 in Minutes instead of Hours

In this blog post I’m going to show you a hack on how to get Citrix AppDNA 7.11 up and running in minutes instead of hours.

Anyone who’s been playing with Citrix AppDNA knows that the configuration wizard can take up to 8-10 hours to complete. Luckily AppDNAGuy shared this simple hack.


In the post Getting Started With Citrix AppDNA I showed you how to deploy AppDNA unattended. The same still applies today to Citrix AppDNA 7.11. The OS deployment with AppDNA is straight forward and fast, in my lab around 5 minutes,

After the AppDNA installation is complete head into C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\AppDNA\Server\Bin and extract AppDNA.bz2 with 7Zip to AppDNA\.


Rename the file to AppDNA.bak and copy it locally to your Microsoft SQL Server.


Head over to your SQL Server and restore the database.


After the restore is complete launch Configure AppDNA.



After only 13 minutes everything is ready.


That’s give and take less than 30 minutes for the complete setup, Enjoy!

One Response to Configure Citrix AppDNA 7.11 in Minutes instead of Hours

  1. Thanks Eric, it looks suburb. Now I am even more anxious to see the final product.

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