The delivery method
for streaming that you select for published applications determines the
Receiver and plug-ins to must install on servers and user devices.
using the Citrix Receiver Updater to deliver the packages that you want to
install on user devices:
Streamed to client
desktops. With this method, you make available the full set of application
streaming features. You can publish applications as "streamed to client" or any
other method for streaming. When you stream applications directly to client
desktops, some of the application files are cached locally and the application
runs using the resources of the user device.
Receiver package, the CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe or CitrixReceiver.exe, and
the CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe on user devices.
enables you to:
published applications in the desktop
Start menu and create shortcuts on the desktop.
- Provide dual-mode
streaming. When you select "Streamed if possible, otherwise accessed from a
server" and "Streamed to server," if streaming to the client desktop fails,
applications automatically stream to a XenApp server and launch using the
Citrix Receiver (Enterprise).
- Configure the
application and users for
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.
Accessed from a
server. 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 Receiver; the Offline Plug-in is not required on the
user device. When you publish applications as "Accessed from a server" and
"Streamed to server," users access the applications using the Receiver. This
method does not support offline access to applications.
Select the package
that fits your corporate needs:
CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe to stream applications to XenApp servers and
launch them with the Receiver if you require native Program Neighborhood Agent
(Applications in folders) or Smart Card authentication.
CitrixReceiver.exe to stream applications to XenApp servers and launch them
using Citrix Receiver self-service or a Web browser using a Receiver for Web or
Web Interface site you create.
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.
Streaming to a virtual
. To deliver applications to pooled XenDesktop environments, install
both Receiver and the Offline Plug-in on the virtual desktop image. You must
profile the applications with the option to create a virtual hard disk. When
users launch the application, the profile contents are mounted in the RadeCache
location from the AppHub.
- When profiling
the application in the streaming profiler, select the option to
Create virtual hard disk.
- When publishing
the application in XenApp, select the delivery option to stream to client
Note: Do not
configure HTTP delivery for applications that stream to virtual desktops. Also,
offline access is not supported on virtual desktops; if you enable offline
access, the settings are ignored for this deployment.
- When creating the
virtual desktop image, install both the CitrixReceiverEnterprise.exe and
- When deploying
Citrix personal vDisk into virtual environments, the Offline Plug-in
automatically moves the RadeCache and RadeStore location to the personal vDisk