Citrix Presentation ServerPermanent link for this heading

InstallationPermanent link for this heading

Note: The Citrix setup recommends a remapping of all local drives to other letters than “C”, “D” etc. It is strongly recommended to install Citrix Presentation Server on an “empty” system (no Microsoft SQL Server, no Fabasoft Folio) otherwise other applications won’t work anymore after remapping the drives.

  1. Run autorun.exe in the Citrix Presentation Server installation kit.
  2. Click “Install Products and Updates” (“Produktinstallationen und Updates”).
  3. Click “Remap Drives” (“Laufwerke neu zuordnen“).
  4. Select a letter and click „OK”.
  5. After the remapping is finished, restart the computer.
  6. Next install Citrix Licensing. Click on the appropriate option in the setup screen (“Citrix Lizenzierung installieren”).

  7. Follow the instructions of the installation wizard. There are no further settings to change. During the installation Java runtime environment 5 Update 6 is going to be installed as it is a prerequisite of die Citrix Licensing.
  8. After the primary installation the configuration wizard starts. Follow this wizard. There are no further options to consider.
  9. To install Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 click the appropriate option in the setup screen (“Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 und Komponenten”).
  10. Read the license agreement, accept it and click “Next”.
  11. Read the prerequisites and click “Next”.
  12. The components to be installed can be selected or deselected. Click “Next”.
  13. As the license server has been installed previously select the second option and click “Next”.
  14. Click “Next”.
  15. Select the tools to be installed and click “Next”.
  16. Click “Next”.
  17. After this part of the installation has been completed successfully click “Finish”. Afterwards the Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable package is going to be installed.
  18. To install the web interface, ASP .NET 2.0 must be activated in the Internet Information Services. Click “OK” to let the setup do the necessary changes.
  19. Click „Next“.
  20. Select an installation directory and click “Next”.
  21. Click „Next“.
  22. To start the installation click “Next”.
  23. After this part of the installation has been completed successfully click “Finish”.
  24. The next part of the setup starts immediately. Click “Next”.
  25. Select the components which should be installed and click “Next”.
  26. Specify a URL for the Passthrough-Client. This address can be changed after the installation. Click “Next”.
  27. To use single sign-on select “Yes”, so the Passthrough-Client can use the credentials of the user currently logged in.
  28. If this is a new Citrix-Installation select “Create new farm” and click “Next”.
  29. Specify a farm name and a database system where all information is stored. For testing purposes you can select local Microsoft Office Access database.
  30. Specify an administrative user and his domain for the server farm and Click “Next”.
  31. Select IMA-Encryption, to encrypt the data in the IMA data store and click “Next”
  32. If you have selected the IMA-encryption a certification key must be specified here.
  33. Specify the Citrix license server and click “Next”.
  34. If there are no licenses on the Citrix license server, you can add a license or skip this step and do so later.
  35. Define whether user sessions can be mirrored on this server and click “Next”.
  36. Specify a port for the Citrix XML service. To avoid troubles with the Internet Information Service define another port than “80” (e.g. 8080).
  37. Add a user list and click “Next”.
  38. After the installation has completed successfully click “Finish”.
  39. Click “Close”.
  40. The next part of the setup is the installation of the management console. Click “Next”.
  41. Click “Next”.
  42. Follow the installation wizard.
  43. To install the Document Center click “Next”.
  44. Specify an installation directory for the Document Center and click “Next”.
  45. Click “Finished”.
  46. Click “Finish”.
  47. After the installation has completed restart the computer.

ConfigurationPermanent link for this heading

The complete configuration of the Citrix Presentation Server can be done in the Access Management Console.

Start the Access Management Console by clicking “Start” > “Programs” > “Citrix” > “Management Consoles” > “Access Management Console”.

Program Neighborhood AgentPermanent link for this heading

The Program Neighborhood Agent provides the published applications on the client computer. It needs a configuration file which is provided over a web service on the Citrix server. Therefore a web interface for the Program Neighborhood Agent must be created in the Access Management Console.

  1. Under “Citrix Resources” > “Configuration Tools” right-click “Web Interface” and select “Create Site”.
  2. To create a new Program Neighborhood Agent service site select “Program Neighborhood Agent Service site” and click “Next”.
  3. Click “Next”.
  4. Click “Next”.
  5. To start the installation click “Next”.
  6. After the installation click “Finish” and start the configuration.
  7. Click “Next”.
  8. Specify the server farm this Program Neighborhood Agent should use. Enter a Farm name and add at least one server. It is recommended to specify another port number than 80 for the XML service. Afterwards click “Next”.
  9. As the published applications should only run on the server select “Remote”. Click “Next”.
  10. The Program Neighborhood Agent can be configured in the Access Management console. Navigate to “Citrix Resources” > “Configuration Tools” > “Web Interface” > “http://cps/Citrix/PNAgent” > “config.xml”.
  11. To use single sign-on, change the authentication mode to “Pass-through” and set it as default.

Load File Type Associations to Citrix ServerPermanent link for this heading

To load the Windows registry settings for file type associations to the Citrix Presentation Server perform following steps.

  1. Navigate to “Citrix Resources” > “Presentation Server”.
  2. Right-click on the farm and click “All Tasks” > “Update file types”.

Publish ApplicationsPermanent link for this heading

To publish an application which is installed on the server, perform following steps:

  1. In the Access Management console navigate to “Citrix Resources” > “Presentation Server” > “Farm” > “Applications”. Right-click “Applications” and select “New” > “Publish Application”.
  2. Now a wizard starts. Click “Next”.
  3. Specify a name for the application and click “Next”.
  4. Select the type of application and click “Next”.
  5. Browse the executable of the application.
    Note: In order that the application should use any parameters add “%*” at the end of the command line. Click “Next”.
  6. Add a server which should provide this application and click “Next”.
  7. Specify users and groups which are allowed to use this application and click “Next”.
  8. Select “Add to client’s Start menu”, so that the user can access this application within his start menu.
  9. Click “Finish”.
  10. To publish the file type associations to the clients open the properties of the application and navigate to “Advanced “ > “Content Redirection”. Check “Show all available file for this application” and click “Select All”. Then click “OK”.