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Creating a Web Interface 5.4 Site

The Citrix Web Interface Management console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 snap-in that enables you to create and configure XenApp Web and XenApp Services sites hosted on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). Web Interface site types are shown in the left pane. The central results pane displays the sites available within the site type container selected in the left pane.

The Citrix Web Interface Management console enables you to perform day-to-day administration tasks quickly and easily. The Action pane lists the tasks currently available. Tasks relating to items selected in the left pane are shown at the top and actions available for items selected in the results pane are shown below.

When using the console, your configuration takes effect when you commit your changes using the console. As a result, some Web Interface settings may be disabled if their values are not relevant to the current configuration and the corresponding settings are reset to their default values in WebInterface.conf. Citrix recommends that you create regular backups of the WebInterface.conf and config.xml files for your sites.

The Citrix Web Interface Management console is installed automatically when you install Web Interface for Microsoft Internet Information Services. Run the console by clicking Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.

Note: You must ensure that MMC 3.0 is present on the server on which you install the Web Interface as this is a prerequisite for installation of the Citrix Web Interface Management console. MMC 3.0 is available by default on all the Windows platforms supported for hosting the Web Interface.

Using Configuration Files

You can edit the following configuration files to configure Web Interface sites:

  • Web Interface configuration file. The Web Interface configuration file, WebInterface.conf, enables you to change many Web Interface properties; it is available on both Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Java application servers. You can use this file to perform day-to-day administration tasks and customize many more settings. Edit the values in WebInterface.conf and save the updated file to apply the changes. For more information about configuring the Web Interface by using WebInterface.conf, see the Web Interface documentation in the Technologies node in Citrix eDocs.
  • Citrix online plug-in configuration file. You can configure the Citrix online plug-in by using the config.xml file on the Web Interface server.

Creating a Web Interface 5.4 Site

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