Install and uninstall Citrix Receiver for Windows manually

You can install Citrix Receiver for Windows 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.

Validating free disk space

Citrix Receiver for Windows performs a check to verify whether there is enough available disk space to complete the installation. The verification is performed both during a fresh installation and an upgrade.

During a fresh installation, the installation ends when there is insufficient disk space and the following dialog appears.

Insufficient disk space dialog for fresh

When you are upgrading Citrix Receiver for Windows, the installation ends when there is insufficient disk space and the following dialog appears.

insufficient disk space dialog for upgrade

The following table provides details on the minimum required disk space to install Citrix Receiver for Windows.

Installation type Required disk space
Fresh installation 320 MB
Upgrade of Citrix Receiver 206 MB

Note

  • The installer performs the check on the disk space only after extracting the installation package.
  • When the system is low on disk space during silent installation, the dialog does not appear but the error message is recorded in the CTXInstall_TrolleyExpress-*.log.

Uninstalling Citrix Receiver for Windows

You can uninstall Citrix Receiver for Windows with the Windows Programs and Features utility (Add/Remove Programs).

Note

You get a prompt to uninstall the Citrix HDX RTME package before continuing with the Citrix Receiver for Windows installation. For more information, see Knowledge Center article CTX200340.

To uninstall Citrix Receiver for Windows using the command line interface

You can also uninstall Citrix Receiver for Windows from a command line by typing the following command:

CitrixReceiver.exe /uninstall

After uninstalling Citrix Receiver for Windows, the custom Citrix Receiver for Windows registry keys created by receiver.adm/receiver.adml or receiver.admx remain in the Software\Policies\Citrix\ICA Client directory under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_LOCAL_USER.

When you reinstall Citrix Receiver for Window, these policies might be enforced, possibly causing unexpected behavior. To remove the customizations, delete them manually.

Install and uninstall Citrix Receiver for Windows manually