Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Windows 7 Theme for XenApp 6.5 Desktops

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 does not have the Windows 7 theme out of the box so to fix this. Install the Desktop Experience feature allows users to look like a traditional Windows 7 PC.

The steps are:

  1. Go to Features and click Add Desktop Experience
  2. Enable Powershell remote signed code
  3. Run …\Citrix\App Delivery Setup Tools\New-CtxManagedDesktopGPO.ps1
  4. This will create 3 GPOs that you can edit and apply if they suite (CtxStartMenuTaskbarUser and CtxPersonalizableUser or CtxRestrictedUser)
  5. Check that the ‘themes’ service is running

Edit and update to suite.

 

 

Links for this information:

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp65-admin/ps-csp-win7-desktop-experience.html

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133429

This is a great example of why…

http://blogs.citrix.com/2011/02/22/repurposed-pcs-deliver-windows-7-like-experience-using-xenapp-hosted-shared-desktops/

Some more details on automation

http://community.citrix.com/display/CSP/Enabling+the+Windows+7+experience+on+a+XenApp+server

http://community.citrix.com/display/CSP/Configuring+a+theme+and+wallpaper+for+hosted+desktops

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