Web Interface Logon and Application Launch Process for XenApp

Here’s a useful video explaining the logon process for XenApp via Web Interface: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX129589

Installing Citrix Receiver


You need to access resources via Citrix XenApp, but you don’t have Citrix Receiver installed.


Install Citrix Receiver.

If Citrix Web Interface is configured with Client Detection enabled:

and the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\XenApp\conf\WebInterface.conf file has the correct spelling for the client filenames:


NOTE: the [install source]\Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins\Windows and [install source]\Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins\Mac folders need to be copied from the install ISO to C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Web Interface\5.4.0\Clients

you will be prompted to install Citrix Receiver:

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Citrix XenApp lab setup notes including iPad configuration

My good friend Steve and I were up till 02:30 Fri night / Sat morning doing further testing with Citrix XenApp 6.5 and the Citrix Receiver app on the iPad.

There were a few teething errors, but we got everything working fine in the end; including configuring an ActiveSync Profile for the iPad that installs a Root Certificate and pre-configures the Mail app to work with Exchange.

We used Hyper-V to setup a base VM of Server 2008 R2, then installed the following VMs using differencing disks which are similar to linked clones using VMware:

  • A Domain Controller with Certificate Services installed
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • XenApp and Licensing
  • Citrix Web Interface and Secure Gateway
  • Exchange 2010

After a few short hours sleep, I decided to do exactly the same in my home lab too. Usually I use my ESXi server, but I thought this would be a great time to test out the latest version of VMware Workstation.

I didn’t take screenshots as usual, but here’s the notes I made:

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