How to install the XenDesktop 5.6 FP1 VDA software update

When installing the XenDesktop Feature Pack 1 VDA software on a clean virtual machine that has had no previous Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) software installed; no option for configuring the VDA software appears during installation, such as controller location and the TCP/IP port. Furthermore, the software appears as ‘Citrix Virtual Desktop Core Services’ under Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) and no option is given to reconfigure the software:

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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 FP1 issues fixed in this release

The following issues have been fixed since the previous release of this product. For information about new features and system requirements, see Citrix eDocs, the Citrix Product Documentation Library.

  1. Configuring the printer policies might take up to eight minutes per policy change. As a result, the console might become unresponsive while changing the printer policy.

    To enable this fix:

    1. Install the Group Policy Management Console hotfix (GPMx150WX86003; GPMx150WX64003, or their replacements) that contains Fix #257255.
    2. Migrate the old printer policies to the new printer assignment policy using a PowerShell script, available for download in Knowledge Center article CTX132168. However, some of the new printer policies might not require any action.

    [#257255]

  2. Under rare conditions, pressing the Num Lock, Scroll Lock, or Caps Lock keys while a virtual desktop session is in the process of logging off can leave the LED indicators out of sync with the actual on/off state of those keys on the endpoint.

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