The Complete Guide to Citrix Session Recording


With this week release of Feature Pack 2 for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 also comes Citrix Session Recording 7.6.100.

This piece of software was the missing part of my upcoming release of Automation Framework 3.0, so I went on a mission to get it automated.

I immediately stumbled upon this blog post from Citrix Virtualization SE Georg Kuruvilla, and as he says “the installation process was a little tedious“!

Add missing eDoc information to the mix and you get the picture. Let’s get started!

Session Recording Player

Session Recording Agent

Session Recording Administration

#1 Install Windows Features

#2 Download Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014

#3 Install Microsoft SQL Express 2014

#4 Import and Bind SSL Certificate

Get all the details in the post Securing Citrix X1 StoreFront with Powershell.

#5 Install Session Recording Administration

The rest is straight forward. Since the certificate is already installed, you just need to select it.

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Set Citrix Session Recording Player permissions.

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Set the policy you prefer.

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Test it out.

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I think the best option is to use the “Do not record” policy and enable recording through Citrix Director when needed. Run this command to configure Director integration.

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Citrix Session Recording is super helpful and if you’re licensed you should get it implemented during your next maintenance window.


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4 thoughts on “The Complete Guide to Citrix Session Recording”

  1. Hello Trond,


    How do i use the above mentioned scripts? i’m new to Citrix. Help me to achieve the needs


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