Using Chrome as the Default Browser with Citrix XenApp
Posted on 2014-01-07
We have a XenApp farm infrastructure (5 XenApp servers) and have published Chrome as a browser to be used. We are trying to setup Chrome to be the default browser that users can use. The settings of Chrome do not allow the user to setup the default as is it dictated by the GPO. We downloaded and setup the Chrome GPO and applied the settings but are still running into issues:
- Chrome continually asks users to make it the default even if they have selected yes
- If user logs in and get connected to XenApp server 1, sets the default and sets their homepage, when the log off and reconnect, if they get connected to any other XenApp server, Chrome gives an error that their profile is corrupted and they need to reset it
Our main issue is that with IE, majority of sites are blocked due to restrictions, we initially tried to open sites as required but this is resulting in a significant number of support calls and user frustration. We found that Chrome worked for most all sites required so wanted to use that as the default browser.
Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.