Citrix best practices reference list for XenApp/XenDesktop design

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I want to share a list of all citrix best practices documents that contain usefull information when you have to write a XenApp of XenDesktop design.

design part best practice guide
active directory Edoc-Recommendations for Active Directory Environments
application virtualization virtual application management with microsoft application virtualization 4.5/4.6 and system center configuration manager 2007R2 2012
search for app-v and configmgr whitepaper
bandwidth ctx124457 performance assessment and bandwidth analysis for delivering xendesktop to branch offices
datastore edoc datastore reference
datastore CTX112524-Citrix Presentation Server and Microsoft SQL 2005 Configuration
datastore CTX118849-Installing SQL 2008 on Windows Server 2008. Datastore
Replication with XenApp 5.0 using SQL 2008 with Windows Authentication
datastore Edoc-planning a citrix high available citrix datastore
datastore ctx127939-XenDesktop 5 Database Sizing and Mirroring Best Practices
farm&zone CTX129106-Scaling Big – DaaS and SaaS Deployments for Citrix Service Providers
Scaling to 1,000 servers in a single farm
farm&zone edoc-planning zones in a wan
HA & scalability & sizing Citrix-blogpost-estimating xenapp 6.5 hosted shared desktop scalability
HA & scalability & sizing CTX 131102 Citrix XenApp 6 5 – Enterprise Scalable XenApp Deployments
HA & scalability & sizing CTX123684-Delivering 5000 Desktops with XenDesktop 4
HA & scalability & sizing CTX134979 -High Availability for XD and XA – Planning Guide
HA & scalability & sizing fujitsu-terminal_server_sizing_guide_en
license Remote Desktop License Server Discovery
license CTX114847-LICENSE SERVER SIZING AND SCALABILITY
license edoc- setting up a citrix license server on a microsoft cluster
netscaler edoc-netscaler high availability 
network Citrix-Blogpost-Quality of services
optimization CTX131577-XA – Windows 2008 R2 Optimization Guide.pdf
optimization CTX125060 Best_Practices_for_Optimizing_HDX_Technologies_for_XenDesktop_4
overall CTX124481 Advanced Farm Administration with XenApp Worker Groups
overall CTX119686-Top_10_Items_Found_by_Citrix_Consulting_on_Assessments_v2
overall CTX132799-XenDesktop and XenApp – Best Practices
overall edocs designing a xenapp 6 farm
patchmanagement CTX120842-Best Practices for Citrix XenApp Hotfix Rollup Pack &Installation and Deployment
ports CTX101810-CitrixPorts_by_Product_and_Port_2060
printing Edoc-Overview of Client and Network Printing Pathways
printing edoc-improve printing performance
printing CTX18234-printing architecture solution
printing CTX131337-TechEdge Barcelona 2011 – Integrating your branch office successfully with optimized printing solutions
profiles CTX110351 User Profile Best Practices for MetaFrame Presentation Server
profiles Profile Management Frequently Asked Questions
profiles CTX119036-User-Profile-Manager-Best-Practices-Guide-Final
pvs CTX120464-PVS_for_XenApp_Best_Practices
pvs CTX134945-Provisioning Services Networking Planning Guide
pvs CTX124791-Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1 Installation and Configuration Guide
pvs CTX124792-Citrix Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1 Administrator’s Guide
pvs CTX127438-Provisioning Services Components Interaction
pvs CTX127549-Provisioning Services 5.6 Best Practices
pvs CTX120803-Citrix Provisioning Services Security Backgrounder
running xenapp virtual CTX129761 XenApp Planning Guide – Virtualization Best Practices
running xenapp virtual vmware-citrix-xenapp-best-practices-EN
storage CTX130632-XD – Planning Guide – Storage Best Practices
thin clients citrix blogpost-selecting thin clients for xendesktop 4
thin clients citrix blogpost-HDX Ready thin client test kit
thin clients hdx citrix blogpost-hdx and thin clients
in the hld 1883 only the mandatory requirement that the thin client must be hdx ready is mentioned. 

http://www.citrix.com/English/partners/programs/fourthLevel.asp?programID=1681660&tlID=163199&flID=1859519

What about the management of the thin clients and reuse of existing tooling like sccm

http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.nl/2012/09/thin-client-management-in-configmgr-2012.html?spref=tw

training Citrix recommends the following levels of training as best practice:
· Level 1 (Help Desk): Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) on XenApp and XenDesktop
· Level 2 (Production Support Engineer): Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA)
· Level 3 (Build Engineer): Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)
· Level 4 (Architect): Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) and more
XenDesktop and XenApp – Best Practices guide
uac edoc-user account control
xendesktop citrix blogpost-xendesktop design handbook
xendesktop CTX127842-how to configure the logoff behavior of a desktop group in xendesktop 5
administration Best Practices for XenApp Administrators 
virusscan Citrix Guidelines for Antivirus Software Configuration 
printing xendesktop and xenapp printing planning guide

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