This is the second post in the “Getting Ready for Citrix on Windows Server 2016” blog series.

So, you’ve read the first post in this series “How soon is Now? Citrix is ready for the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, are you?” (if you haven’t, go ahead … I’ll wait).

You (I hope) have watched the presentation links from that post, too, but you likely haven’t carved out the time to install a basic XenApp 7.9 on Windows Server 2016 TP5 evaluation. And I get it—we all have more than enough to do these days.

This second entry in the series includes a documented series of steps and screen shots as a straightforward walk-through to help you get started without having to dive into more documentation. You should be able to have a system online in a few hours if you follow these steps.

I recommend that you read through the steps to familiarize yourself with what we are going to do, then set aside that half day – maybe that Friday afternoon before you break away for the weekend, or perhaps Monday morning as you are settling back into the work week. Those times usually work for me.

Remember, at this point we are “baby steppin”; the bigger multi-server build begins in next week’s post.

This post is for a very basic single server install, very much like the one Allen Furmanski summed up in this great video from our XenApp 7.8 release in support with Windows Server 2016 TP4.

Building on our 7.8 communications, this latest post is updated for XenApp 7.9 and the doc goes into more detail than Allen’s video … but nowhere near the detail of one of our Hands-on Labs scenarios.

I have provided a review of the configuration details for the individual VMs I created, a walk- through of creating a Windows Server 2016 TP5 VM in Hyper-V, and then the install of the XenApp 7.9 components within that VM. Using Allen’s polished intro from XenApp 7.8 and the detail from this doc should help you get up and running with a basic XenApp 7.9 investigation system quickly.

So, let’s get to it…

Download this Single XenApp Server installation and configuration walk-through to build your own tech preview on a small Hyper-V host, or in Azure.