Product Documentation

To deploy applications to user devices

Dec 17, 2015

Citrix recommends that administrators deploy the applications used most frequently by end users. Deployment pushes new or updated application files to user devices and helps avoid overloading the file servers or network. The utility enables administrators to schedule deployment overnight or during off hours. The Offline Plug-in located on the installation media includes the deployment utility called RadeDeploy.exe. After you install the plug-in, locate the utility in \Program Files\Citrix\ directory.

  1. On the user device that has the Offline Plug-in installed, open a command prompt. Enter the path to locate the manifest file (.profile) on the network file share or Web server, using the following examples:

    radedeploy /deploy:\\2003Server\packages\adobe\adobe.profile

    radedeploy /deploy:“https://2003server/webpackages/office/office.profile”

    The utility automatically selects the correct target for the user device and deploys the necessary files.

  2. Set any additional commands. The following additional commands are available:

    radedeploy /enum

    radedeploy [-m] /deploy:profilename

    radedeploy [-p] /delete:appname or profilename

    where appname is the name of the application and profilename is the name of the profile as listed using the radedeploy /enum command, either a .profile or .rad file. Profile names with embedded spaces should be quoted, such as deploy:“my profile”.
    Note: The /delete command does not delete subprofiles that are linked to inter-isolation communication profiles running on the user device. Instead, you must delete the inter-isolation communication profile that includes the linked profile.
  3. Set your options as needed, including the following parameters:
    • /enum enumerates the applications currently deployed on the user device.
    • /deploy adds the profiled application on the user device.
    • /delete removes the profiled application from the user device.
    • -m monitors the deployment until complete.
    • -p deletes the application profile from the user device. Note that this command also removes any other applications deployed on the user device from this application profile.
  4. Repeat for other applications, as needed.

Alternatively, run the command-line in third-party software, such as Microsoft System Management Server (SMS) or Microsoft Active Directory Services (ADS) to deploy applications.