Product Documentation

Deploy Receiver for Windows from Receiver for Web

May 08, 2015
You can deploy Receiver from Receiver for Web to ensure that users have it installed before they try to connect to an application from a browser. Receiver for Web sites enable users to access StoreFront stores through a web page. If the Receiver for Web site detects that a user does not have a compatible version of Receiver, the user is prompted to download and install Receiver. For more information, refer to Receiver for Web sites in the StoreFront documentation.

Email-based account discovery does not apply when Receiver is deployed from Receiver for Web. If email-based account discovery is configured and a first-time user installs Receiver from Citrix.com, Receiver prompts the user for an email or server address. Entering an email address results in the error message "Your email cannot be used to add an account." Use the following configuration to prompt for the server address only.

  1. Download CitrixReceiver.exe to your local computer.
  2. Rename CitrixReceiver.exe to CitrixReceiverWeb.exe.
    Important: The name CitrixReceiverWeb.exe is case sensitive.
  3. Deploy the renamed executable using your regular deployment method. If you use StoreFront, refer to Configure Receiver for Web sites using the configuration files in the StoreFront documentation.