Here it is ! We were waiting for this one since few month now and Citrix just release the Technical Preview for XenApp on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2, XenApp 6.

Few things you need to know before beggining to test : Windows 2008 R2 is and will remain only 64bit OS. XenApp 6 can be install only on Windows 2008 R2.

I begin this insallation on a clean naked Windows 2008 R2 without any update. You can check teh system requirements here :

First, few screenshots of the new installation interface to describe the installation process.

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DotNet 3.5 Sp1 is updated as soon as the installation beggins, after a new white interface very easy to understand popup and you can choose between reading some more information about what you’re going to install or adding roles to your server.


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  • packetboy

    hey great post! I would be very interested in the powershell part of Xenapp6 if you could cover some of that in your next blog post that would be great!



  • Hi Packetboy,

    Powershell won’t be in the next blog but I guess a bit later, I first have to discover everything about this new release 🙂

  • Glen

    Hello stéphane,

    Merci pour tes investigations.
    J’ai également installé cette version et j’ai rencontré les mêmes problématiques que toi.

    As-tu réussi à modifier le serveur de licences sur la ferme ?

    Bon courage,


  • Gen,

    Oui, en fait il faut uiliser les nouvelles policies XenApp 🙂 tout se fait via les policies

  • Fix4Straight

    Hey Stephane,

    In your blurb above you said the following:

    “Few things you need to know before beggining to test : Windows 2008 R2 is and will remain only 64bit OS. XenApp 6 can be install only on Windows 2008 R2.”

    Can you not installed XenApp6 on Windows 2008 R2 x64?


  • Hi Fix4Staright,

    Windows 2008 R2 is only x64 only XenApp 6 can be installed on it.


  • Redjony

    About the 8082 port in use, Read this:

    •If you restart the product server before completing the post-installation License Server Configuration tool, you might receive an error indicating that the License Server is not configured because port 8082 is already in use. To resolve this issue, after restarting the server, stop the Citrix Licensing service from the Services panel. Open and complete the settings in the License Server Configuration tool from C:Program FilesCitrixLicensingLSresourcesLSPostConfigurationTool.exe. [#229616]

    take from this site: