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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Name the policy and click Edit.
- 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.
- Select New and then select Package.
- In the Open dialog box, browse to the file share location and select XenAppStreaming.msi.
- After selecting Open, select the Advanced deployment method.
- 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.