Creating catalog fails in Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 joined to DSfW domain with database being on external MS SQL server.

  • 7012503
  • 29-May-2013
  • 29-May-2013


Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES11SP1)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11  (OES11)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 (OES2SP3)
Domain Services for Windows


XenDesktop 5.6 does not work with Domain Services for Windows with the Citrix DB on an external MS SQL server.
Installation of XenDesktop fails with the following error,

ExecuteNonQuery failed for Database 'XenDesktop_Database'.
    System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
       at Citrix.Console.Common.CallbackEventArguments.OperationCompleteSynchronizer.CheckResults()


To install the virtual machines XenDesktop 5.6 in DSfW domain with external SQL server use the following steps,
1) Install the XenDesktop 5.6 with a default/local Citrix DB and join the machine to DSfW domain.
2) Move the XenDesktop 5.6 Database to an external MS SQL server using the following Citrix link,
3) Try installing the virtual machines using the XenDesktop.