While setting up my XenDesktop lab environment I came across the regular errors. One of those errors was that my Windows 7 machine wasn’t registering with the Dedicated Desktop Controller (DDC). I had used a vanilla (clean) install of Windows 7 fully patched and installed in a workgroup. When setting up the catalog in XenDesktop studio I selected the vanilla Windows 7 image. I forgot that the Windows 7 machine was still in a workgroup (and not joined to my domain ). When I deployed the machines and tried to connect to the VM through the Web Interface I got the following screen:
On the DDC I saw this in the Desktop Studio console.
These are the steps I’ve taken to resolve issue:
1. Joined Windows 7 machine to domain
2. Installed VDA agent on Windows 7 VM
On the Windows 7 machine I saw this error after installing the VDA agent.
3. Edited registry and added “ListOfDDCs” as a String Value in key:
If you are using the 64 bit version of Windows 7 (which I am) you need to add/edit the following registry key as a String Value:
If you don’t add/edit this key then you’re still stuck with the error of showing the VM as “unregistered” in the Desktop Studio console.
After adding the “ListOfDDCs”key in the registry and restarting the Citrix Desktop Agent on the Windows 7 VM I saw this in the event viewer:
After this the VM in the Desktop Studio console still showed as “unregistered”.
The full results are shown down here:
Checking version : You are using the latest version.
NetBIOS Name = CTX-XD55003
Computer Domain: CTXTST.local
User Name = administrator
UTC = 1-4-2012 11:52:14
Date/Time from CTXTST.local : 1-4-2012 13:52:15 : Time difference (mins): 0 [OK]
NIC #0 "Local Area Connection":
NIC #1 "Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1", Loopback:
NIC #2 "isatap.CTXTST.local":
NIC #3 "Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface":
XenDesktop version 5.5
Service : WorkstationAgent ("Citrix Desktop Service")
Service : PorticaService ("Citrix ICA Service")
Service : Citrix Encryption Service ("Citrix Encryption Service")
Service : cpsvc ("Citrix Print Manager Service")
Host Name : CTX-XD55003.CTXTST.local
No user session detected
Status : Enabled
Advanced Firewall: True
Citrix ICA Service port : 1494 = DISABLE
Citrix Desktop Service port : 80 = DISABLE
Service port disabled for Firewall [ERROR]
Current Profile name : Domain
Farm GUID (GPO) : Not Set
Registry based Controller list (ListOfDDCs) : [Configured]
ListOfDDC is set in the registry to enurmerate DDC list [OK]
Checking version : You are using the latest version. [OK]
Number of messages reported = 3
After adding the ports to the firewall policy I ran XDPing again and got this back :
After looking in the Desktop Studio console I saw that the VM was “Registered”.
I logged on to the Web Interface and I could start and logon to my VM.
So far my first issues with XenDesktop 5.5.
I’ll keep you posted with my issues and progress on my quest on knowledge for all the Citrix products.