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Query on Citrix Streaming to client


We are running Citrix PS4.5 on Windows 2003 servers.

We have an application called Newsfeed in our company. Basically, this requires the Newsfeed player to be installed on local PC's, and the Newsfeed server streams data to it.

At the moment, the application is used by a few people who have the actual app installed on their XP machines. We would like more people to use the app, but we don't want to install and keep updating it on lots of machines. Also, there is the issues of it conflicting with other apps on the desktop.

With Citrix, I understand there is a feature to stream this Newsfeed client to the local machine, and from there it will run in an isolation bubble and can also run offline (i.e. when there is no connection to the Newsfeed server). Obviously, offline the server cannot stream data to the client, but it means that the user doesn't have to keep opening the Citrix Web Interface Published app to run the app.

I had some questions:

i) Would I be correct in thinking that if we streamed the app to clients, the app runs in its own application bubble and cannot interfere with other applications?

ii) Would I be correct in thinking that with updates to the client, we only need to update the client on the share that the Streaming Profiler uses, and the local clients will automatically be updated?

iii) How would the app work in offline mode exactly? Is there a version of Citrix we need to run this?

Any help appreciated!
1 Solution
Carl WebsterCommented:
i) In theory this is correct.  You will have to test the "cannot interfere with other applications".  It should not since it runs in its own "bubble".

ii) yes

iii) With XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2, using an app offline does not consume a license.  You will need the offline plug-in.  http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=1858086&productId=186&c1=sot2755

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