Product Documentation

System requirements

Aug 31, 2015

Before installing the Connector, verify that your configuration meets these requirements.

XenApp or XenDesktop

Supported releases:

  • XenApp 7.6 or 7.5 (Platinum edition only)
  • XenDesktop 7.6, 7.5 or 7.1 (Platinum edition only)

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Supported releases:

  • System Center 2012 R2 SP1 Configuration Manager*
  • System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • System Center 2012 SP2 Configuration Manager*  
  • System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager
* Requires Microsoft hotfix to be applied.  See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3074246 for more information. 

Citrix Connector service

Supported OSs:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

Requirements:

  • 50 MB of disk space for installation and up to another 50 MB for logging
  • Connectivity to a Citrix Delivery Controller
  • Connectivity to the Configuration Manager site server
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.5.1, or 4.5

Citrix deployment handler

Requires one of the following clients installed:

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 client
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 client

Supported OSs:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1

Connector agent

Supported OSs:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1

Configuration Manager console extension

Supported releases:

  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 console
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 console

Supported OSs:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1

Requirements:

  • 50 MB of disk space for installation and up to another 50 MB for logging
  • Connectivity to a Citrix Delivery Controller
  • Connectivity to the Configuration Manager site server
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.5.1, or 4.5

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 console App-V Client

Supported releases:

  • App-V Client for Remote Desktop Services, version 5.0 SP2
  • App-V Client for Remote Desktop Services, version 5.0 SP1
  • App-V Client for Remote Desktop Services, version 4.6.1 SP1

Active Directory

  • All components must be in the same domain or in domains that trust each other. This includes the XenApp or XenDesktop infrastructure, the Configuration Manager infrastructure, the Connector service machine, StoreFront, and VMs containing master images.
  • User devices must be on the same Active Directory domain as the StoreFront stores. If unmanaged user devices point directly to a XenApp or XenDesktop server, they do not have to be domain joined.

Unmanaged user devices

An unmanaged device is a device without the Configuration Manager client installed. Unmanaged devices include mobile devices, home PCs, and Macs.

Requirements:

  • Any Citrix Receiver compatible with supported versions of XenApp or XenDesktop

The Connector supports the same Receiver configurations as XenApp or Desktop, including StoreFront or Web Interface.

Managed user devices

Devices with the Configuration Manager client installed are managed devices. Managed devices must be domain joined.

Requirements:

  • Configuration Manager client
  • Citrix deployment handler
  • Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.1, 4.0, or 3.4 (standard edition only)

    Required for Windows Start screen and menu integration. Users will not see the Receiver interface. This feature is not supported by the Enterprise edition of Receiver.

  • StoreFront 2.5 or 2.1

    Required for integration with the Application Catalog and Software Center.

For more information, refer to Configure Windows Start screen or menu integration.

StoreFront aggregated resources

Requirements:

  • StoreFront 2.5 or 2.1
  • Receiver for Windows 4.1
  • XenApp or XenDesktop configured to publish applications from multiple Delivery Sites to a single store

For more information about StoreFront resource aggregation, refer to StoreFront high availability and multi-site configuration.