XenApp 6.5 Connector Now Supports System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

January 17, 2014 at 7:12 am in citrix, CM12 R2, connector, sccm 2012 R2, SCCM 2012 R2, Xenapp, Xendestop by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


Citrix understoud the importance of supporting the new System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager for Xenapp 6.5.  Citrix is pleased to announce the availability of our second Service Pack for the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Connector, which enables you to deploy the connector in a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment. 

This release also enables support for StoreFront 2.1 aggregated resources that allow applications from multiple farms to be published in a single store.

Advice for customers upgrading from the original or SP1 versions of the connector.

If you are upgrading your original connector and System Center installation, we recommend using the following procedure to ensure upgrade goes as planned:

  • Upgrade all instances of the connector service
  • Upgrade the ConfigMgr consoles extension(s)
  • Upgrade Connector Agent on XenApp workers
  • Upgrade the DT handler & agent on all Managed PCs (if these were previously installed)
  • Test that deployments and publishing function as expected
  • Upgrade System Center Configuration Manager & Clients (as per Microsoft guidance)
  • Test that deployments and publishing function as expected

DO NOT uninstall older versions of the agent on any XenApp servers as this will prevent System Center from deploying any software until you have installed the new agent manually or in the base image.

To learn more about the connector please check out this video. You can download the Service Pack 2 update here.

NOTE: This Service Pack replaces the previous download which is no longer available. We recommend that customers using / evaluating the original 6.5 connector upgrade to this release as soon as possible. Customers using / evaluating the SP1 connector only need to upgrade to SP2 only if you need the features listed at the top of this article.

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP Enterprise Client Management

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