This video shows how to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 SP2. I was very surprise at first because I wasn’t able to install Citrix XenDesktop 3 on Microsoft Windows 2008 (?!) This product is less than one week old and Microsoft Windows 2008 is not supported yet.

In this video, I show how to install Microsoft SQL Express 2005 then Citrix XenDesktop 3. The next step will be as follow :

  1. How to install the Desktop Receiver.
  2. How to use Citrix XenDesktop 3 with Provisioning Server 5 and XenServer 5 or VMWare ESX.
  3. How to intergrate Portable Profile 2 with Citrix XenDesktop 3.

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  • Seth

    Did you ever get step 2 in your future steps completed?

  • I’m on it these last days, it will be online within two weeks

  • I need some help!
    I want to create a Citrix XenDesktop group but the vmware virtual center url doesn`t reached.


    http://server adress /Ip (vcenter)
    https:// FQDN /Ip (vcenter)

    Please Help me….

  • Terahnee

    Are you continuing this installation guide?

  • John


    It would be super to see the rest, im trying to install XenDesktop with PVS but keep getting problems. Be great to watch an expert do it!


  • John,

    are you trying to install PVS and XenDesktop on the same machine ?

  • John

    nope, but i keep getting issues such as, it’s not registerd in the database, when it is :S and strange other things…