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Configure how resources are displayed for users

Sep 12, 2014

When both desktops and applications are available from a Receiver for Web site, separate desktop and application views are displayed by default. Users see the desktop view first when they log on to the site. If only a single desktop is available for a user, regardless of whether applications are also available from a site, that desktop starts automatically when the user logs on. To change these settings, 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.
    <uiViews showDesktopsView="true" showAppsView="true" defaultView="desktops" /> 
    
  3. Change the value of the showDesktopsView and showAppsView attributes to false to prevent desktops and applications, respectively, being displayed to users, even if they are available from the site. When both the desktop and application views are enabled, set the value of the defaultView attribute to apps to display the application view first when users log on to the site.
  4. Locate the following element in the file.
    <userInterface ... autoLaunchDesktop="true"> 
    
  5. Change the value of the autoLaunchDesktop attribute to false to prevent Receiver for Web sites from automatically starting a desktop when a user logs on to the site and only a single desktop is available for that user.

    When the autoLaunchDesktop attribute is set to true and a user for whom only one desktop is available logs on, that user's applications are not reconnected, regardless of the workspace control configuration.

Note: To enable Receiver for Web sites to start their desktops automatically, users accessing the site through Internet Explorer must add the site to the Local intranet or Trusted sites zones.