Citrix Receiver is a technology that enables users to access a range of applications from one centralized location. This eliminates the need for a client device and allows administrators to manage applications and settings from a single location. Businesses can easily update applications without having to download them to client computers, saving valuable time. This system also provides encrypted communications between servers.
Configuring Group Policy Preferences for Citrix Receiver
The first step in configuring group policy preferences for Citrix receivers is to change the default audio quality to Medium or Optimized speech. To change the sound quality, open the Advanced tab and click the Group Policy button. In the Receiver section, you can specify the list of StoreFront addresses that should be pushed to the virtual desktop. The Administrators can also specify which stores should be enabled for users.
You can also use the default policy settings provided by Citrix. These settings apply to all users and connections. To avoid conflict, you should include the default policy settings in your configuration. This will make it easier to identify the correct policy settings and prevent confusion if changes are made.
After installing the Citrix Policy Management Plug-in, you can configure the preferences of the receiver. This will add a new node to the Group Policy Editor. Then, you can customize the policy settings using the Citrix policies templates. To use these templates, you must install them on the machine you intend to edit the group policy preferences on.
GPOs can be assigned to different AD groups. Similarly, you can also assign a GPO to an individual user. However, remember that assigning GPOs to individual users does not take effect on the settings. Similarly, setting a GPO to the current user does not affect the settings of the related machine.
The next step is to link the Enable Fast Connect GPO to the correct OU. Then, ensure that the Security Filtering on the EnableFastConnectOU is set correctly. After that, all of the machines in the EnableFastConnectOU will automatically be configured with the new GPO. If not, you can force them to apply the policy manually.
After you’ve configured the preferences, you’ll need to add some other settings. You can find these in the Receiver ADMX file. The settings in the ADMX file are equivalent to the settings in the ADML file. If you don’t know which settings to enable, you can consult Microsoft TechNet article on User Group Policy Loopback Mode.
The Group Policy Preferences feature allows you to configure Citrix Receiver and Citrix Online Plug-in automatically. This feature also creates a registry key that allows you to configure it on client computers. Make sure to refresh Group Policy Preferences on client computers after making these changes. Run Citrix Online Plug-in again and you’ll notice the changes.
When you configure Group Policy preferences, you need to set the priority for the GPP. The highest priority is the OU, while the lowest priority is the site. The settings linked to the OU are processed before the settings are applied on the local computer. If you set the priority correctly, the settings will work properly and efficiently.
The next step is to enable or disable the Virtual Channel Allow List setting. By default, this setting prevents non-Citrix virtual channels from working. You can disable this setting if you need to use them, or you can add them to the list. You can find a list of supported Virtual Channels in Citrix Docs.
Configuring the prefer keyword to get shortcuts based on published apps to launch on the local VDA instead of in a new double-hop Citrix connection
In Windows XP, enabling the prefer keyword to get shortcuts based upon published apps to launch on the local VDA is not enabled by default. However, it is possible to enable it with the ENABLEPRELAUNCH=true parameter on the Workspace command line or by setting the EnablePreLaunch registry key. However, this feature is only enabled on published desktops and applications and is not recommended for users.
The prefer keyword is used in combination with the PreferTemplateDirectory to create shortcuts for applications that have been published locally. However, this shortcut is not placed on the desktop or start menu. This is because the prefered application icon is set to a Group Policy preference instead of an icon based on the Receiver published application.
The prefer keyword can also be used to configure shortcuts based on published apps to launch in the local VDA instead of in a double-hop Citrix connection. To enable this feature, you must have the full client or web client installed on your local machine. The configuration process is quick and easy. It also works with all versions of Workspace.
Configuring the prefer keyword to get shortcuts from published applications to launch on the local VDA instead of a new double-hop Citrix Connection using Group Policy Preferences. In this process, the user can specify a name for the shortcut, such as “Citrix Apps.” The user can also assign shortcuts to a Delivery Group or to a single application, and then specify the preferred keyword to get shortcuts from published apps to launch on the local VDA.
This procedure is similar for other VDAs. However, there are two significant differences. The first is the use of the PVS metrics. This feature provides full visibility of the PVS Target Device. It also displays aggregated health data in the PVS Target Device. This is useful for monitoring Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops. Moreover, the parameters are no longer written to the Event log, which is less likely to capture sensitive information.
Another difference is the difference between the preferred and published shortcuts. If the published shortcut is named as the preferred one, it will open it on the local VDA instead of a new Citrix connection. When the shortcut name is matched, it will be copied in the preferred location. This feature can also be useful for manual overrides.
This feature is not enabled by default. To enable the feature, you must have the Workspace app version 4.11 or higher. The Receiver version should also be at least 4.11. The Workspace app ADMX files should be installed on the VDA. Moreover, the Prefer Keyword should be applied for users who are not administrators. Otherwise, the Workspace app will re-add the shortcuts based on user group membership.
Configuring the prefer keyword to get shortcuts to launch on the local VDA instead of a new double-hop Citrix session is not supported on Windows XP. To disable it, you must disable UAC on the server.
Getting started with Citrix Receiver
Citrix Receiver is a great way to make the desktop experience as seamless as possible for your workforce, regardless of where they are working. By setting up a secure connection between your server and user devices, you can provide the same desktop experience to your workforce, with minimal latency. This can also help your organization reduce costs and time spent managing client devices.
When you install the Citrix Receiver application on your machine, it will automatically detect the operating system. Next, open the Citrix Workspace app, or click the “Use light version.” If you use the Workspace application, you can select the account that you wish to use, and then launch that account. Alternatively, you can open the Preferences dialog and change the details of the account to your liking.
To use NDS authentication with Citrix Receiver, you must be an administrator or a member of a technical team of the IT department. Non-admin users should contact their company’s IT support team for help. For more information, see CTX297149. You should also note that Citrix does not support Novell Authentication.
Next, you must configure the Citrix Workspace application to use the Citrix Receiver for Website. This is a requirement for all users to access resources, regardless of whether they have locally installed Citrix Workspace. By default, the Citrix Workspace app starts resources in a new tab or window, but you can change this setting to start the resources in the same tab.
If you use Workspace, you can also place shortcuts to Workspace applications on the Start Menu, Desktop, or Systray. If you prefer a desktop shortcut, choose the option to restore the shortcuts in the Start Menu or Reset Workspace. If you have installed the desktop app on an older computer, you should select “Preferred” for its preference keyword configuration. It will enable Receiver delivered icons to launch locally on the desktop and Start Menu.
Citrix Receiver provides secure access to documents and integrates with industry-standard applications. As a result, it streamlines the process of acquiring, integrating, and managing data. Moreover, it improves the security of data in the healthcare industry. However, the range of products and features available makes it necessary to consult an IT expert in order to select the right product for your specific needs.
The latest release of Citrix Receiver provides a self-service “storefront” for enterprise applications. This feature enables corporate employees to manage applications and resources by themselves from any location. Dazzle is available on both PC and Mac platforms. The latest version of the Citrix Receiver 6.5 includes a new Web Interface and Single Sign-on enhancements. It also provides support for Windows 7 smart card.
To use Citrix Receiver, you must first perform a discovery of the server you want to access. This is done by entering the StoreFront and Gateway FQDNs. You can also use the CTX227370 Citrix Workspace app commandline tool, a GUI tool for building the install command line.