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Place Citrix published icon on desktop

Hi Experts,

I've taken over support for a Citrix Xenapp environment with very little direction so I could use some expert guidance :)

I have a citrix xenapp 6.0 environment that I am publishing several different applications. After installing the citrix receiver on a PC they will go to a website http://servername type in their username and password and see a display of applications that are published to them. i'm thinking I should be able to place the icons on their desktop so they don't have to go thru the website to login. I try to configure the receiver, but it comes up and asks me to enter work email or server address. Neither work when I try to put them in. I'm obviously missing something here, can you guys give me some direction?

Thank you...I appreciate your help.
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
You will need to point the receiver to either the Web Interface services site or the storefront legacy site.   The services site would be the URL that ends with config.xml for either. Which are you using?
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eagle3344Author Commented:
This citrix setup I believe is only internal facing. I did find the config.xml on the server and found this section that may or may not be what I need. Do I need to edit this?

-<ConfigurationFile>
<Location RedirectNow="false" replaceServerLocation="true" forcedefault="false" modifiable="true">http://[SERVER_AND_PATH]/config.xml</Location>
-<Refresh>
<OnApplicationStart>false</OnApplicationStart>
<OnResourceRequest>false</OnResourceRequest>
-<Poll forcedefault="true" modifiable="false">
<Enabled>false</Enabled>
<Period>8</Period>
</Poll>
</Refresh>
</ConfigurationFile>
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
no, you shouldn't.
I'm still not clear on if it's storefront or Web interface hosting the web site.. Is it green bubble in the background? if so that's storefront.

If it's Web Interface ( i'm thinking it is)You will need to put the server path in the Citrix receiver.

http://Servername.domain/Citrix/PNAgent/config.xml

Receiver 3.1 and later, only secure (HTTPS) stores are allowed by default

If you don't have a secure site (cert on the web interface server) then you will need to do this:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX134341

You will also need to set the properties of the published application to put the icon on the desktop.
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
To edit the settings for the PNAgent site you should be able to lauch the Citrix web interface management console on that server.
Inside you will have 2 parts- the websites and the services sites. the services sites are what are used for the PNAgent.
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eagle3344Author Commented:
dborger,

I really appreciate your input...I will check this out tonight and post tomorrow. I will also checkout the links provided.

Thanks again
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eagle3344Author Commented:
Ok, so I looked at the xenapp services sites section under web interface management and tried to plug in the url shown without success. The citrix receiver wants a secure server address (https) instead of the address that I am putting in. attached are my settings on my server if something stands out.

Do I need to create a different site for the receiver?
citrix.JPG
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
No, you will need to follow these steps..

Receiver 3.1 and later, only secure (HTTPS) stores are allowed by default

You will need to do this:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX131857
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eagle3344Author Commented:
woohoo...significant progress, baby!!!

I took a look at the article and I made the registry changes and was finally able to login to the client and see my applications.

Is this any way to place those icons on the client's desktop so as to make it appear as if the icons are part of their locally installed apps?

once again...your help has been invaluable :)
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
Nice!

Yes, when the user logs in they will get the applications you specify on their desktops. you will need to set that in each applications properties.

Glad to help. :)
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eagle3344Author Commented:
dborger, if you are a man, then "you da man!"

This is exactly why I use this site...stuck on an island with no one to ask and you helped me out.

I really appreciate it.
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eagle3344Author Commented:
Awesome help...thanks so much.
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Daniel BorgerSenior Citrix Engineer- CCEECommented:
That is exactly why I decided to contribute to this site. I was a lone admin for a large Citrix Farm for many years. long before resources like this even existed so I know that feeling well.  Rest assured you are not on a island. :)
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eagle3344Author Commented:
I appreciate that...I owe you a beer :)
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