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What is Session Host in Citrix?

Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020

Citrix XenApp is a product that extends Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host (formerly known as Terminal Services) desktop sessions and applications to users through the Citrix HDX protocol.

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People also ask, what is Citrix server and how does it work?

Citrix Server refers to Citrix's line of desktop virtualization products: XenDesktop and XenApp. These products allow IT departments to host centralized desktops and applications, respectively. These products enable users to access applications from anywhere, no matter what hardware they are using, including tablets.

Subsequently, question is, what are the components of Citrix? Key XenApp and XenDesktop components

  • Delivery Controller: The Delivery Controller is the central management component of a XenApp or XenDesktop Site.
  • Database:
  • Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA):
  • Citrix StoreFront:
  • Citrix Receiver:
  • Citrix Studio:
  • Citrix Director:
  • Citrix License Server:

Keeping this in consideration, what is the purpose of Citrix?

Citrix Server is a virtualization mechanism that enables organizations to deliver centrally hosted applications and resources to mobile and desktop clients. Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) provides you with a simplified and more sustainable solution.

Do you need remote desktop license for Citrix?

A: A Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL) is needed whenever any component of the Remote Desktop Service (or formally, Terminal Services) role is used. XenDesktop is Citrix's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that uses pure Citrix components.

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