Update Citrix VDA with SCCM Task Sequence

Citrix is not great


Install VDA Step 1 (Important bits bold):
VDAWorkstationSetup_2206.exe /controllers "controller1 controller2 controller3 controller4" /remotepc /quiet /noreboot /noresume /enable_remote_assistance /logpath "C:\Windows\Temp" /enable_hdx_ports /enable_hdx_udp_ports /components vda /includeadditional "Citrix VDA Upgrade Agent"

Options:
Success Codes 0 8 3



Restart Computer:
The currently installed default operating system

Options:
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 0
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 8


Install VDA Step 2:
Command line: %ProgramData%\Citrix\XenDesktopSetup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe

Options:
Success Codes 0 8 3
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionName equals 'Restart Computer'

Restart Computer:
The currently installed default operating syste

Options:
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 0
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 8

Install VDA Step 3:
Command line: %ProgramData%\Citrix\XenDesktopSetup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe

Options:
Success Codes 0 8 3
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionName equals 'Restart Computer'

Restart Computer:
The currently installed default operating syste

Options:
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 0
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 8

Install VDA Step 4:
Command line: %ProgramData%\Citrix\XenDesktopSetup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe

Options:
Success Codes 0 8 3
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionName equals 'Restart Computer'

Restart Computer:
The currently installed default operating syste

Options:
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 0
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 8

Install VDA Step 5:
Command line: %ProgramData%\Citrix\XenDesktopSetup\XenDesktopVdaSetup.exe

Options:
Continue on Error
Success Codes 0 8 3
Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionName equals 'Restart Computer'

Restart Computer:
The currently installed default operating syste

Options:

Conditions
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 0
_SMSTSLastActionRetCode Not equals 8

Restart computer:
Options:
NA


10 Comments

  1. Robert Weigand December 9, 2022 Reply

    Thnx and hug! I feel your pain! ­čÖé

  2. Robert Weigand December 12, 2022 Reply

    Hello Jay, thanks for the helpful post!
    Any chance you could share the exported TS (.zip file)?
    Greets, RW

  3. Can you share the package? mu201693?

    • Author
      Jay Connor July 11, 2023 Reply

      You need to download the VDA installer from the Citrix downloads portal

  4. Do you by chance have a post regarding installation of VDAServerSetup via SCCM?

    • Author

      No, I don't really manage Citrix, but was helping out another team in that scenario

  5. How is your package setup for the vda.exe installer? I am doing the same thing and for some reason the TS can't seem to access it to run the CMD line you have setup. I have an application I made that has no issues running but like everyone else here it gets stuck on a reboot and then I have to manually go login and continue the install so I am looking at this TS option to smooth things out since I need to deploy to 500ish VDI's.

    • Author

      I think it just had the file in there. Citrix sucks, may need to check your logs

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