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Change Windows Citrix Reciver 3.0 Client URL

I have a XenApp 6.0 Citrix farm and all of my client workstations use Windows Reciver 3.0. Which was installed using the MSI from the "CitrixReciverEnterprise.exe" I just add a new webserver for my remote site and need to update the client workstations at this site to point to their new local web server. I have tried changing the value in the registry etc.. and nothings workstation. The only thing that I have found to work is uninstall and reinstalling the client. Is there a simple way to update the URL.

BTW, I have tried to rerun the client with the new URL and it doesn't work and still shows the orginal URL.
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
To manually change the URL:

1. Open the Citrix Receiver Preferences by right-clicking the receiver then clicking on Preferences
2. Where you see the plugin, right-click on it and click Change Server
3. In the server address type servername (for non-secure access) or type https://servername (for secure access)

You can also automate a batch file to change the ServerURL registry setting falling under the following key:


If you are installing the receiver from scratch you can utilize the following article to use command switches in order to push the server URL with the installation: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123448
compdigit44Author Commented:
I tried to change the registry key listed but it does reflect the updated URL when I open the Citrix receiver.
compdigit44Author Commented:
Also, I need to automate this process since I have 100 workstations to update.
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
but it does reflect the updated URL

If it does then that is great!

To automate it then you either need to push the script/batch using a GPO or a software distribution solution like altiris, SCCM or Precision.
Dirk KotteSECommented:
you can set the registry keys with GPO/GPP
compdigit44Author Commented:
I found out what i was doing wrong. The changes I make to the registry were working but did take affect until after I reboot the workstation which make sence since the changes were make to HKLM.. I just I have a memory lapse... :o)
I updated the Registry on the servers , when i open the registry after reboot , the registry does show the new URL that i set in GPO, however when i check the receiver for change server, it still shows old URL.

These servers are used as published desktop in xenapp 6.5

Can i get some more help on this
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