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Are there ways to connect to our Servers via an Android Tablet

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I currently use Citrix to manage all our Servers.  However, our Citrix version is to old to handle the Android app.  So I need another way to access our servers via a Tablet.  I hope there is or my boss is not going to be happy, because I told her I could use Citrix.  Obviously before I had all the facts.  HELP!
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by:diprajbasu
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firstly..you let us know..which version of citrix and android you are using or you are going to use...
or else you can take a help of the following link

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/android-receiver-21/receivers-android-about.html
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by:Tony Johncock
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You _should_ be able to get away with setting up a Web Interface server and connecting to it via the browser of the Android tablet.

You would need a Citrix Receiver on the Android device - you can get them for free from the Android App Store.

A more graceful way is to use a Citrix Access Gateway as these and the receiver are designed to work togther.

You can get a free, CAG VPX Express for (I think - going from memory) 10 simultaneous connections.

But you might want to do your homework before recommending any of the above and checking it'll all work together. I'm not a 'droid expert and don't use them, so double- and triple- check all the data.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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Citrix Server is 4.0.  My Citrix support company said it is too old to support Android that's why I didn't mention the version.  The Tablet is the Samsung Galaxy.

@Tony1044, now that you know the version does that change your suggestions?
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@Tony1044.  Are you a Citrix Tech person?  If so can Web interface 5 be installed on a Presentation server 4.0?
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Yes, I've worked with Citrix tech for a long time - I was the 54th CCEA way back when :-)

Web Interface 5.01 is supported with PS4.0

From the WI 5.01 WI Admin Guide ( http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/16864-102-98467/Web-Interface-Administrators-Guide.pdf )

System Requirements

The following section describes server, Web server, and client device
requirements for the Web Interface.

Server Requirements

To run the Web Interface, your servers must meet the following requirements.
Supported Citrix Server Versions

The Web Interface supports the following product versions:

• Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition
• Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
• Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
• Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
• Citrix XenApp 4.0, with Feature Pack 1, for UNIX Operating Systems
• Citrix XenDesktop 2.0
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, with Feature Pack 1, for Windows Server
2003 x64 Edition
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Sorry - I chopped that list off in the wrong place! It should continue:

• Citrix Presentation Server 4.5, with Feature Pack 1, for Windows Server
2003
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 for Windows Server 2003
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 for Windows Server 2003
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 for Windows 2000 Server
• Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 for UNIX Operating Systems
The Web Interface operates with these products on all of their supported platforms. For a list of supported platforms, see the appropriate Administrator’s
Guide. Citrix recommends that you install the latest service pack for the operating
system on your servers.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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Thanks.  I'll post later.  I apprecite the help
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Any time.
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