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Install StoreFront

Feb 12, 2015
  1. Log on to the StoreFront server using an account with local administrator permissions.
  2. Ensure that the required Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework is installed on the server.  (In some enviroments, version 4.5.1 or 4.5.2 may be required.)
  3. Browse your installation media or download package, locate CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe, and run the file as an administrator.
    Note: On Windows Server 2008 R2 servers, a message may be displayed indicating that the .NET feature will be enabled. If this message appears, click Yes.
  4. Read and accept the license agreement, and click Next.
  5. If the Review prerequisites page appears, click Next.
  6. On the Ready to install page, check the prerequisites and StoreFront components that are listed for installation and click Install.

    Before the components are installed, the following roles are enabled if they are not already configured on the server.

    • Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Common HTTP Features > Default Document, HTTP Errors, Static Content, HTTP Redirection
    • Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Health and Diagnostics > HTTP Logging
    • Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Security > Request Filtering, Windows Authentication
    • On Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2 servers:

      Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Application Development > .NET Extensibility 4.5, Application Initialization, ASP.NET 4.5, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters

      On Windows Server 2008 R2 servers:

      Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Application Development > .NET Extensibility 3.5.1, Application Initialization, ASP.NET 3.5.1, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters

    • Web Server (IIS) > Management Tools > IIS Management Console, IIS Management Scripts and Tools

    On Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, the following features are also enabled if they are not already configured.

    • .NET Framework 4.5 Features > .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET 4.5
  7. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

    The Citrix StoreFront management console starts automatically so that you can configure your server.

To install StoreFront at a command prompt

  1. Log on to the StoreFront server using an account with local administrator permissions.
  2. Ensure that all of the requirements for installation of StoreFront are met before installing StoreFront. Refer to the installation overview for details.
  3. Browse your installation media or download package, locate CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe, and copy the file to a temporary location on the server.
  4. At a command prompt, navigate to the folder containing the installation file and type the following command.
    CitrixStoreFront-x64.exe [-silent] [-INSTALLDIR installationlocation] 
      [-WINDOWS_CLIENT filelocation\filename.exe] 
      [-MAC_CLIENT filelocation\filename.dmg]

    Use the -silent argument to perform a silent installation of StoreFront and all the prerequisites. By default, StoreFront is installed at C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\. However, you can specify a different installation location using the -INSTALLDIR argument, where installationlocation is the directory in which to install StoreFront.

    By default, if a Receiver for Web site cannot detect Citrix Receiver on a Windows or Mac OS X device, the user is prompted to download and install the appropriate Citrix Receiver for their platform from the Citrix website. You can modify this behavior so that users download the Citrix Receiver installation files from the StoreFront server instead. For more information, see Make Citrix Receiver installation files available on the server.

    If you plan to make this configuration change, specify the -WINDOWS_CLIENT and -MAC_CLIENT arguments to copy Receiver for Windows and Receiver for Mac installation files, respectively, to the appropriate location in your StoreFront deployment. Replace filelocation with the directory containing the installation file that you want to copy and filename with the name of the Citrix Receiver installation file. Receiver for Windows and Receiver for Mac installation files are included on your StoreFront installation media or download package.