When installing XenDesktop 7.1, you might encounter the following issue:
The Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) for workstation operating systems cannot be installed on evaluation versions of Windows 8.x.
The Installation Options screen displays the following message:
“Cannot be installed on this operating system.”
Note: Do not use the attached zip file in production environments or for fully licensed versions of Windows operating systems.
This patch modifies the XenDesktop 7.1 installer so that the installer recognizes Windows 8.x evaluation versions as supported operating systems. Apply this patch to a copy of the XenDesktop 7.1 installation media before installing the 7.1 VDA on a Windows 8.x evaluation version:
Copy the contents of your XenDesktop media to a folder on a local hard disk.
Download and extract the contents of the zip file into the folder created in Step 1. This will overwrite the files in the x86/XenDesktop Setup and x64/XenDesktop Setup folders.
To start the installation, double-click XenDesktopInstall.exe, which is located in the x86/XenDesktop Setup and x64/XenDesktop Setup folders.
The XenDesktop installation program is incorrectly identifying Windows 8 evaluation versions as unsupported operating systems.
9AC1DF44292E0EE2D8FA614152EE7320 XenDesktop Setup.zip