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May 06, 2015

Citrix Receiver for Windows Enterprise delivers virtual desktops and apps to Windows PCs. Receiver for Windows Enterprise includes the following features:

  • Receiver Experience, enabling users to seamlessly transition between devices and connection types
  • Web plug-in
  • Single sign-on/pass-through authentication
  • Generic USB (XenDesktop)
  • Desktop Viewer (XenDesktop)
  • HDX Flash Redirection
  • Aero desktop experience (for operating systems that support it)

Using with StoreFront

To manage connections to virtual desktops and applications, configure XenApp Services URLs in Citrix StoreFront. Users access apps through the Windows Start menu. To provide web browser access to Storefront-published virtual desktops and apps, configure a Receiver for Web site.

Using with Web Interface

To manage connections to virtual desktops and applications, use a legacy Citrix Web Interface site. Configure Receiver in the Web Interface Management Console using a Receiver site created in association with a site for the server running the Web Interface.

Using with XenApp

Receiver supports the XenApp feature set. Centrally administer and configure Receiver using Storefront or Web Interface.

You can use Receiver with the Citrix offline plug-in to provide application streaming to user desktops. For more information about the streamed application feature, see the Application Streaming documentation in eDocs.

The Desktop Viewer is not supported with XenApp connections.

Using with XenDesktop

Receiver includes the Desktop Viewer, the client-side software that supports XenDesktop. Users running the Desktop Viewer on their devices access virtual desktops created with XenDesktop in addition to their local desktop. Users running the Citrix Desktop Lock (which you install in addition to the Desktop Viewer) interact only with the virtual desktop not the local desktop.

Citrix Connection Center Overview

The Citrix Connection Center displays all connections established from the Receiver.

The ICA Connections window displays a list of active sessions. Each server entry in the list represents a session. For each seamless session, below each server entry, a list of the published resources you are running on that server appears.

After you launch a published resource, you can access the Connection Center by right clicking the Receiver icon in your Windows notification area and choose Online Sessions > Connection Center. You can also access the Connection Center from the Preferences > Plug-in Status screen.

The Connection Center offers various options to view statistics and control sessions and applications:

  • Disconnect a session from a server but leave the session running on it
  • End a server session
  • Switch from seamless mode to full screen mode
    • Seamless mode. Published applications and desktops are not contained within a session window. Each published application and desktop appears in its own resizable window, as if it is physically installed on your user device. You can switch between published applications and the local desktop.
    • Full screen mode. Published applications are placed in a full screen-sized desktop.
  • Show connection status details like frames sent and received
  • Terminate an individual published application
  • Set access permissions