What happened to Citrix Receiver Enterprise 4? Well, there isn’t one according to Citrix, and that’s probably the reason why you find the 3.4 Enterprise version on the XenDesktop 7 media.
So how do you install Citrix Receiver 4 for Pass-Through authentication? Well, you don’t, it’s enabled by default when you install the VDA and check to install Receiver. That being said, you still need to configure it. Here’s how you do it:
When you create a Delivery Group in Citrix Studio you can define your Store so that the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA) automatically configures Citrix Receiver on the client-side (Windows Desktop or Server OS). Just add your Store URL and put /discovery at the end.
Out of the box, the user must click the + sign to add their applications. If you want applications to be added automatically you just set the Description to KEYWORDS:Auto.
It’s also required to enable Domain Pass-Through on your StoreFront server.
Add the StoreFront URL to Trusted Sites or Local Intranet. I’m using a global Group Policy – Zone Assignment List with *://*.ctxlab.local in my lab, so it’s set and forget.
And finally, you need to create a Group Policy that has the following settings:
And that’s it. When the users start Citrix Receiver they’ll not get the screenshot at the top of this post, but taken directly to the Store with the applications automatically added.
Citrix Receiver 4 doesn’t place the Receiver shortcut in the startup folder, so if you want it to auto start you need to copy the shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
Note: Domain Pass-Through only works with Citrix Receiver 4 and not with the Citrix Receiver for Web client.
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