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Confusion over Citrix clients


I am slightly confused about the new names/versions of the Citrix clients and was hoping someone could help me out.

I've read the various details on the Citrix Product documentation site, but it's not helped much.

We are currently running a PS 4.0 farm with no Web Interface. Users access applications via a Program Neighbourhood 10x client installed locally on their machines.

There is a plan to upgrade to Windows 7 clients, so we're currently testing those with various applications. Access to Citrix will be one of them test points.

Would I be correct in thinking that:

1. PN 10x does not support any flavour of Windows 7

2. The only Citrix client that supports Windows 7 is the Citrix Online Plug-in 11.2 for Windows?

I'm also a little confused about the new names.... is the Online Plugin 11.2 the new name for the Program Neighbourhood? I have heard that I MUST be running a Web Interface in the farm for 11.2 to work, is this true?

Finally, does the PN client provide any advantage over just using the web client and accessing via a Web Interface?

Any help appreciated guys.
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Online Plugins is the new name of Citrix ICA client.
Now, Program Neighbourhood is not available in 11.2 client (any new ICA Client). For the time being, Citrix has released 11.0.150 Client which has some security fixes and Program Neighbourhood available so you can try it.

It would be good if you start implementing Web Interface as there are lost of benefits e.g. Program Neighborhood does not support zone preference and failover on XenApp.
Joe_BuddenAuthor Commented:
Thanks, so if we don't have a Web Interface, we can only go up to 11.0?

Also, do you know 11.0 is compatible with Windows 7?
Carl WebsterCommented:
Citrix Quick Launch Tool, the replacement for the Full Program Neighborhood Client:


Citrix never intended the Program Neighborhood (PN) client to be used by regular users.  It was intended for admins to use in troubleshooting farm issues.  The preferred method of access is via the Web Interface using one of the many ICA clients (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Linux, etc).

http://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=1681207 is the last version of the client to support PN.

I think you need client version 11.2 or higher to work on Windows 7.
You can use install 11.2 client on Win 7 and use Quick Launch tool --> http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx122536

it will give you the same experience.

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