How do I successfully complete a custom install of the Citrix ICA Client?

Posted on 2008-06-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I just installed the Citrix Web Interface (ver 4.5) on a newly built Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2. The web interface works fine. I am trying to pre-package the Citrix ICA Client with the following command: msiexec.exe /a (my path to downloaded ica32pkg.msi) (see

The install comes up, I set all the desired components (web only), and then the install fails with:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 6/22/2008
Time: 3:33:35 AM
User: (Domain Admin Account)
Computer: (Server Name)
Product: Citrix Presentation Server Client -- Internal Error 2203. C:\Program Files\Citrix\Web Interface\4.5\Clients\ica32\ica32pkg.msi, -2147287035

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 7b 32 36 32 34 42 36 38 {2624B68
0008: 30 2d 30 32 42 43 2d 34 0-02BC-4
0010: 43 42 43 2d 38 33 39 43 CBC-839C
0018: 2d 44 41 32 30 44 46 36 -DA20DF6
0020: 45 46 36 45 43 7d EF6EC}

I am not sure if the error is related to the Windows Installer or the Citrix Client. Does Anyone know how I could troubleshoot or perform the install successfully?

Thanks in advance,
Question by:Akibia
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Put the original ica32pkg.msi file into a short path without spaces like C:\temp\original, create the custom installation in a similar path, like C:\temp\custom.
You can then copy the custom msi package to wherever you like it, but the initial creation doesn't handle spaces in the path very well ...

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That was it... Who knew that the Citrix instructions would lead me down the incorrect path.


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