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To deploy the Offline Plug-in to user devices through Active Directory

Dec 17, 2015

On Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or 2008, Active Directory manages resources across the domain. These computers can handle only .msi files, not .exe files.

To install the Citrix Offline Plug-in on these user devices with an equivalent installation as with the .exe installation, use the following steps to apply a transform contained in the self-extracting package. You must be a domain administrator.

  1. To extract the installation files to a file share, run:

    CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe /C /T:“[fileshareDirectory]”

    where the fileshareDirectory is the UNC path to a shared folder that is accessible to all the domain user devices on which you will install the Offline Plug-in.

  2. From a computer in the domain:
    • On Windows Server 2003, from Administrative Tools, open Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organizational unit, and select Properties. From the Group Policy tab, click New.
    • On Windows Server 2008, open Group Policy Management, right-click Group Policy Objects, and select New.
  3. Name the policy and click Edit.
  4. In the Group Policy Object (or Management) Editor, under Computer Configuration > Software Settings, right-click Software installation.
    Note: Assigning the package to a User Configuration is not supported.
  5. Select New and then select Package.
  6. In the Open dialog box, browse to the file share location and select XenAppStreaming.msi.
  7. After selecting Open, select the Advanced deployment method.
  8. After the properties dialog box opens, from the Modifications tab, click Add and then double-click streaming_client_ad.mst to open the transform.

This installation performs the equivalent installation of CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe, including installing the Offline Plug-in, starting the Citrix Streaming Service, and adding the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package on all user devices in the domain.