Product Documentation

Disable detection and deployment of Citrix Receiver

Sep 12, 2014

By default, when a user accesses a Receiver for Web site from a computer running Windows or Mac OS X, the site attempts to determine whether Citrix Receiver is installed on the user's device. If Citrix Receiver cannot be detected, the user is prompted to download and install the appropriate Citrix Receiver for their platform from the Citrix website. To disable detection and deployment of Receiver for Windows and Receiver for Mac for the Receiver for Web site, you edit the site configuration file.

Important: In multiple server deployments, use only one server at a time to make changes to 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.
  1. Use a text editor to open the web.config file for the Receiver for Web site, which is typically located in the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\storenameWeb\ directory, where storename is the name specified for the store when it was created.
  2. Locate the following element in the file.
    <pluginAssistant enabled="true" ... > 
    
  3. Change the value of the enabled attribute to false to disable detection and deployment of Citrix Receiver for the site.