Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing

I promise this one will be quick, but yesterday I had some fun installing Citrix licensing.  Of course, I always have fun when it comes to Citrix licensing!  In this case, I was running Citrix License Server 11.15.0.0 build 25000 and received from Citrix a Virtual Apps Advanced license.  After installing the license, I attempted to set the product edition to XenApp Advanced as shown below:

2a-SetLicenseType-Original

After doing so however, I received an error which stated that the “required product licenses are not installed” and this made me so very happy.

1a-LicenseError

The short of the issue is that Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced edition does not correspond to XenApp Advanced edition, thus resulting in a product mismatch as far as Citrix licensing is concerned.  If your curious, from a licensing perspective Citrix Virtual Apps Advanced edition = Citrix XenApp Enterprise edition.  How do I know this?  Because the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops feature matrix says so.

1-LicenseRemapOnce I set the Citrix product edition to XenApp Enterprise, both the licensing error and my poor attitude concerning the issue disappeared.

Conclusion

 

If you’re deploying Citrix with a Virtual Apps license, you need to be mindful of matching the Virtual Apps license to the appropriate XenApp/XenDesktop edition.

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