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To select a streaming delivery method

Dec 17, 2015

You select the resource type in the Citrix AppCenter while running the Publish Application wizard.

Important: For users to stream applications through a Web site using an Internet Explorer or Firefox browser, add the site to the Trusted sites list in Internet Explorer on the user devices.
  1. To open the Publish Application wizard, from the AppCenter, under the XenApp node, expand the farm or server to which you want to publish an application. Select the Applications node, and from the Actions pane, choose Publish application and follow the instructions in the wizard.

    Optionally, to change the delivery method after publishing an application, from the Action menu, select Other Tasks > Change application type and follow the instructions in the wizard.

  2. In the Publish Application wizard, on the Type page, select Application.
  3. Select a delivery method from the Application type list:
    • Accessed from a server. Users launch the application that runs on a XenApp server and uses shared server resources, or launch it from a Web browser using a Web Interface site you create. If you choose this option, you must then enter the location of the executable file for the application and the XenApp server on which it will run. This is the typical application type unless you intend to stream your applications to the client desktop. With this method, users access the applications using the Citrix Receiver. This method does not support desktop integration or offline access to applications.

      From the Server application type list, select the delivery method:

      • Installed application. Users launch the application installed on a XenApp server.
      • Streamed to server. The application in the profile is streamed from the App Hub to the XenApp server, where the Offline Plug-in is installed by default. The application displays on the user devices using the Citrix Receiver; the Offline Plug-in is not required on the user device. With this method, users access the applications using the Citrix Receiver. This method does not support desktop integration or offline access to applications.
    • Streamed if possible, otherwise accessed from a server (called dual mode streaming). Grants users access to a profiled application that streams from the file share to their user devices and launches locally from within an isolation environment. Alternatively, user devices that do not support streamed applications (such as when they do not have the Offline Plug-in installed) instead use an ICA connection to access the application installed on or streamed from a XenApp server.

      From the Server application type list, select the alternative delivery method for user devices that do not support streaming to user device:

      • Installed application. Users launch the application installed on a XenApp server.
      • Streamed to server. The application in the profile is streamed from the App Hub to the XenApp server, where the Offline Plug-in is installed by default. The application displays on the user devices using the Citrix Receiver; the Offline Plug-in is not required on the user device. With this method, users access the applications using the Citrix Receiver. This method does not support desktop integration or offline access to applications.
    • Streamed to client. With this method, you make available the full set of application streaming features. When you stream applications directly to client desktops, some of the application files are cached locally and the application runs locally from within an isolation environment using the resources of the user device.
      • Users must have both the Offline Plug-in and Citrix Receiver installed locally.
      • With this delivery method, you can configure the application and users for offline access. When this configuration is completed, the entire application is fully cached on the user device. Users can disconnect from the network and continue using the application for the time specified in the offline license.
      • User devices that do not support client-side application virtualization (such as, they use a non-Windows client) or do not have the Offline Plug-in installed locally cannot launch the application.
      Note: You can also force a delivery method for applications published as "Streamed to client" based on filters. To do this, configure the Load Balancing policy setting (located in the AppCenter) for Streamed App Delivery. The policy setting overrides the selection in the publishing wizard.