Product Documentation

System Requirements for Application Streaming

Dec 17, 2015
Version 6.7 of the Citrix Offline Plug-in and Streaming Profiler are supported on the following Microsoft operating systems:
  • Windows XP Home and Professional editions, 32-bit edition, with Service Pack 3
  • Windows XP Home and Professional editions, 64-bit edition, with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008, 32- and 64-bit editions
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, with Service Pack 1
  • Windows Vista (Home, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions), 32- and 64-bit editions, with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit (Enterprise, Professional, Ultimate), with Service Pack 1
Version 6.7 of the Offline Plug-in and Streaming Profiler are supported on the following Citrix products:
Note: The list is accurate at the time of this release. For more information about supported versions, see: http://www.citrix.com/support/product-lifecycle/product-matrix.
  • Citrix XenApp 4.5 (except AIE), 5, 6, and 6.5.
  • Citrix XenDesktop 4, 5, 5.5, and 5.6.
  • Citrix XenServer: all supported versions.
  • Citrix Receiver for Windows 3.4 or Receiver for Windows 4.x
The profiler workstation and user devices must meet the following requirements:
  • Microsoft XML 2.0 installed (use Windows Update to ensure you installed all recent Internet Explorer updates).
  • Standard PC architecture, 80386 processor or greater as required for the operating system.
  • Administrator rights for the person installing.
  • To profile and stream Microsoft Office applications to Windows Server 2003 operating systems, install the Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) hotfix on the server and profiling workstation. For information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931534.
The profiler workstation must provide a run-time environment that is as close to your users' environment as possible. To stream applications to user devices, use the following guidelines for the profiling workstation:
  • Choose a workstation that is a similar platform to your users' devices.
  • Use a computer that is freshly reimaged so that there are no hidden files or registry settings for applications that you intend to profile.
  • Install only the standard programs that are part of the company image, such as an antivirus program.
  • Disable the User Account Control (UAC).
  • To stream Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 programs or to stream profiles enabled for inter-isolation communication, install .NET Framework 2.0 (3.0 or 3.5 optional). .NET Framework is required to install the Profiler itself.
  • Do not install the Offline Plug-in on the profiler workstation. You can install Citrix Receiver if required.

Install the profiler in a path with single-byte characters only. Double-byte characters in the installation path are not supported.

The user devices must meet the following requirements:
  • A network connection to the server farm, such as a network interface card (NIC).
  • A supported browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, or 9.0.
  • To ensure availability of the features and functionality of XenApp for Windows Server 2008 R2 to your users, install the Offline Plug-in and the most recent version of Citrix Receiver (Enterprise), which includes the Online Plug-in. In addition, for Virtual Desktops:
    • Citrix recommends using Citrix Receiver Updater on user devices to install (and uninstall) Citrix plug-ins.
    • To stream applications to user desktops, install both the Offline Plug-in and Citrix Receiver (Enterprise) on user devices.
      • To stream applications to a server, install Citrix Receiver (Enterprise) on user devices. The Offline Plug-in is not required. If users launch applications from a Web Interface site, install Citrix Receiver (the Enterprise version is not needed) and add the site to the list of trusted sites.

Microsoft redistributable packages

The CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe and CitrixStreamingProfiler.exe installers include the following redistributables:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package 8.0.56336
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package 8.0.50727.42
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package 9.0.21022
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package 9.0.30729
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package 9.0.30729.4148
Backward compatibility. To take advantage of the latest updates in application streaming, Citrix recommends installing the most current versions of the Streaming Profiler, Citrix Plug-ins, and Citrix Receiver.
  • Profiles created in the Streaming Profiler 6.7 are supported with:
    • Offline Plug-in 6.7, 6.5 and 6.6
    • Offline Plug-in 6.0 (you must select the profiling option to support legacy Offline Plug-ins)
      Note: The Virtual Hard Disk feature is not supported for version 6.0.
    • Online Plug-in, which is included in Citrix Receiver 3.0 (with this release) or past versions 11.2 through 12.x.
  • To continue using existing profiles with the plug-ins in this release, also install the latest profiler and update them (simply open them in the new profiler and re-save them).
  • If upgrading is not possible, this release provides backward compatibility for streaming profiles created with profiler 5.2 through 6.7.

Streaming Microsoft Office 2010. For best practices for streaming Office 2010 applications, see http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124565 in the Citrix Knowledge Center.

Update the profiler workstation and user devices with the latest Microsoft hotfixes, including: