We recently renewed our Citrix licenses but I have been unable to upgrade our Citrix software because I don’t understand what steps need to be taken. Our server is currently running Presentation Server 4.0 on Windows 2003 Server. I have access to a bunch of downloads from Citrix's website and I think I need XenApp 5.0 installed on the server but would like confirmation. Our clients are XP machines running Program Neighborhood 9.0. I have new Windows 7 computers sitting here for all our client users but cannot deploy them until I solve the Citrix upgrade issue.
Our users currently connect via a Custom Connection from Program Neighborhood, so they get a “second desktop” on their computer when they connect to the server and have access to applications through that. I need to know what Citrix software will enable the same desktop view we are used to since my understanding is that Program Neighborhood no longer exists. I definitely need to have the “shadow” capability as well.
It seems like this would be an easier process if we had upgraded to each version along the way because now everything is so different. I downloaded Citrix Receiver and Receiver Enterprise on a Win 7 machine for testing but have been unable to figure out the software to connect to our server.
I'm a bit lost as to where to start... If I start by upgrading PS4 to XenApp5 will the older clients still be able to connect? Is there a newer client that can connect to PS4 until I upgrade the server to XenApp5? What the heck do I do with these licenses I bought? From what I've read they somehow need to be installed on the server.