Windows shortcuts

Citrix Workspace for Windows can create shortcuts on users’ Start menu or desktop for favorite and mandatory virtual apps and desktops. For stores where favorites are disabled, it creates shortcuts for all of the user’s virtual apps and desktops.

There are a number of ways to configure this. For more details see Citrix Workspace app for Windows documentation. One way you can configure shortcuts is through StoreFront configuration.

To modify these settings:

  1. Open web.config file in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\Roaming

  2. In the <Accounts> section, find the element <account ... name="Store" ... > for the store you wish to change.

  3. Under the Account section, find the <annotatedServices>/<annotatedServiceRecord>/<metadata>/<properties> section:

  4. After the <clear/> element, add the properties in the form <property name="[name]" value="[value]"/>:

You can set the following properties:

Property name Description Value Default
PutShortcutsOnDesktop Put shortcuts on the desktops. true or false false
PutShortcutsInStartMenu Put shortcuts in the Start menu. true or false true
UseCategoryAsStartMenuPath Use the category path in the Start menu. Note that the Start menu groups apps together under the top level folder and does not show sub-folders. true or false true
StartMenuDir Sets a single directory for all shortcuts in the Start menu String value, being the name of the folder into which shortcuts are written.  
AutoReinstallModifiedApps Reinstall modified apps. true or false true
DesktopDir Show a single directory for all shortcuts on the desktop. String value, being the name of the folder into which shortcuts are written  
DontCreateAddRemoveEntry Do not create an entry on the clients ‘add/remove programs’. true or false false
SilentlyUninstallRemovedResources Remove shortcuts and Citrix Workspace icon for an application that was previously available from the Store but now is not available. true or false false

For example:

    <property name="PutShortcutsOnDesktop" value="true"/>
    <property name="DesktopDir" value="Citrix Applications"/>


In multiple server deployments, use only one server at a time to change the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the deployment. Once complete, propagate your configuration changes to the server group, so that the other servers in the deployment are updated.

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