64x XenDesktop Agent configuration via GPO

The following Citrix articles explains how to use GPO to configure the FarmGUID information via GPO for the XenDesktop agent, using a Custom Admin template provided on the XenDesktop Install CD (\x64\en\Support\Configuration) http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121493

This FarmGUID.adm template only contains information to configure the FarmGUID information for x32 XenDesktop Agent..

;
; Group Policy template for Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller farm membership
;
; Copyright 2008 Citrix Systems Inc.
;

CLASS MACHINE
CATEGORY !!Citrix
CATEGORY !!VirtualDesktopSettings
KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Citrix\VirtualDesktopAgent"
POLICY !!FarmGUID
EXPLAIN !!FarmGUID_Explain
PART !!FarmGUID_Tip1 TEXT
END PART
PART !!FarmGUID_Value EDITTEXT
VALUENAME FarmGUID
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
Citrix="Citrix"
VirtualDesktopSettings="Virtual Desktop Settings"
FarmGUID="Farm base Organizational Unit"
FarmGUID_Explain="Used to set Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller farm membership for virtual desktop systems. In order to use this policy, you must know the GUID of the target farm's base OU in active directory. This can be seen within the Citrix Access Management Console in the Read-only Properties for the farm as the 'Farm Organizational Unit identifier'."
FarmGUID_Tip1="GUID of farm's base OU; syntax: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"
FarmGUID_Value="Farm GUID"

If you are using Windows 7 64 bit and XenDesktop Agent 64x, you need to create the following custom FarmGUIDx64.adm

;
; Group Policy template for Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller farm membership
;
; Copyright 2008 Citrix Systems Inc.
;

CLASS MACHINE
CATEGORY !!Citrix
CATEGORY !!VirtualDesktopSettings
KEYNAME "Software\Wow6432Node\Citrix\VirtualDesktopAgent"
POLICY !!FarmGUID
EXPLAIN !!FarmGUID_Explain
PART !!FarmGUID_Tip1 TEXT
END PART
PART !!FarmGUID_Value EDITTEXT
VALUENAME FarmGUID
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
Citrix="Citrix"
VirtualDesktopSettings="Virtual Desktop Settings"
FarmGUID="Farm base Organizational Unit"
FarmGUID_Explain="Used to set Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller farm membership for virtual desktop systems. In order to use this policy, you must know the GUID of the target farm's base OU in active directory. This can be seen within the Citrix Access Management Console in the Read-only Properties for the farm as the 'Farm Organizational Unit identifier'."
FarmGUID_Tip1="GUID of farm's base OU; syntax: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"
FarmGUID_Value="Farm GUID"
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