- Install and uninstall Receiver for Windows manually
- Configuring and Installing Receiver for Windows Using Command-Line Parameters
- Deliver Receiver using Active Directory and sample startup scripts
You can install Receiver from the installation media, a network share, Windows Explorer, or a command line by manually running the CitrixReceiver.exe installer package. For command line installation parameters and space requirements, see Configure and install Receiver for Windows using command-line parameters.
When you cancel the installation before completion, some components might be installed. In that case, remove Receiver with the Windows Programs and Features utility (Add/Remove Programs).
If company policies prohibit you from using an .exe file, refer to How to Manually Extract, Install, and Remove Individual .msi Files.
In some cases, uninstalling Receiver for Windows does not remove all component files or registry entries. If you are unable to install Receiver after uninstalling an older version, use the Receiver Clean-Up Utility to remove old files and registry entries.
If you delete Receiver-related files or registry entries just before uninstalling Receiver with Programs and Features, the uninstall might fail. The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) is trying to repair and uninstall at the same time. If this occurs, use Receiver to start an auto-repair. After the auto-repair completes, you can cleanly uninstall Receiver with Programs and Features.
Auto-repair occurs if there is a problem with Receiver; however, there is no Repair option in Programs and Features for Receiver. If the Receiver repair option prompts for the location of the .msi file, browse to one of these locations to find the file:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Citrix\Citrix Receiver\
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Citrix\Citrix Receiver\
To remove Receiver using the command line
You can also uninstall Receiver from a command line by typing the following command:
After uninstalling Receiver from a user device, the custom Receiver registry keys created by icaclient.adm remain in the Software\Policies\Citrix\ICA Client directory under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_LOCAL_USER. If you reinstall Receiver, these policies might be enforced, possibly causing unexpected behavior. To remove the customizations, delete them manually.
To upgrade the Desktop Viewer component contained in Citrix online plug-in 12.3, install this version of Receiver for Windows.