Product Documentation

Deploy Receiver for Windows from a Web Interface logon screen

May 08, 2015

This feature is available only for XenDesktop and XenApp releases that support Web Interface.

You can deploy Receiver from a web page to ensure that users have it installed before they try to use the Web Interface. The Web Interface provides a client detection and deployment process that detects which Citrix clients can be deployed within the user's environment and then guides them through the deployment procedure.

You can configure the client detection and deployment process to run automatically when users access a XenApp website. If the Web Interface detects that a user does not have compatible version of Receiver, the user is prompted to download and install Receiver.

For more information, refer to Configuring Client Deployment in the Web Interface documentation.

Email-based account discovery does not apply when Receiver is deployed from Web Interface. 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. Specify the changed filename in the ClientIcaWin32 parameter in the configuration files for your XenApp websites.

    To use the client detection and deployment process, the Receiver installation files must be available on the Web Interface server. By default, the Web Interface assumes that the file names of the Receiver installation files are the same as the files supplied on the XenApp or XenDesktop installation media.

  4. Add the sites from which the CitrixReceiverWeb.exe file is downloaded to the Trusted Sites zone.
  5. Deploy the renamed executable using your regular deployment method.