Configuring Clients for Citrix XenApp 6
Update (5/22/2010): I have modified the instructions on my main article, Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp 6, to include everything listed below.
Last time I discussed installing the Citrix XenApp 6 server. In this episode I’ll run through configuring a client computer for XenApp 6. One important thing to note is that you should be running the latest version of the Citrix XenApp Online Plugin client version 12. You can download it here. I had issues getting previous versions of the Plugin to connect to the XenApp 6 server, but with version 12 all is well. Also since Program Neighborhood is no longer included with the current Plugin client that functionality appears to no longer be supported. Instead we’ll use a XenApp Services Site (formerly Program Neighborhood Agent) to provide the settings for our client to connect through.
Configure XenApp Services Site
On the XenApp server, go to Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.
On the left select XenApp Services Sites, then on the right under Actions select Create Site.
Type the name of your Citrix farm. Then click Add and enter the name(s) of your XenApp servers. If you modified the XML Service port change it now. Click Next.
Right now we’ll only publish applications hosted on the XenApp servers. Select Online, then click Next.
Confirm settings and click Finish.
Publish XenApp Application
Next we need to publish an application from the XenApp server for us to test our client connection. Go to Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Delivery Services Console.
Navigate to XenApp > Applications on the left, then click Publish Application on the right Actions pane.
Type a name for the application to publish, then click Next.
Keep the defaults, click Next.
Now under command line click Browser and navigate to the executable of the program you’d like to publish. Now click Next.
Click Add to select which servers will host the application.
Double click Servers. Highlight your server, click Add, then click OK.
Click Add to select which users receive access to the application.
The Citrix User Selector will prompt for your domain credentials if this is an Active Directory domain.
Double click Users.
Highlight Domain Users, click Add, then click OK.
Click Next. Finally click Finish on the final screen.
Test Full Plugin Client Connection
Now we need to installed the Online Plugin client on our workstation. There are two clients bundled in the Plugin client download, I will install the Full Plugin client, CitrixOnlinePluginFull.exe. It will proceeed with the installation. Once completed it should prompt you for the server.
Enter your server name and click Update. It should now ask for your logon credentials. If it doesn’t, right click the Citrix icon in the system tray and select Log On.
Enter your a user, password, and domain if this is an Active Directory environment and click OK.
Now left click the Citrix icon and select your application that you published earlier. You should now be running your first XenApp 6 published application!