deliver web site with citrix

Folks,

I have a one web site that has no backend ( IIS and resource on the same server) I would like to know how can I deliver the content using the citrix, We only have VDI option in our network,

Can you tell me what my options are? thanks
kuzumAsked:
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Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
Then you need to rephrase your original question.

"I have a one web site that has no backend ( IIS and resource on the same server) I would like to know how can I deliver the content using the citrix, We only have VDI option in our network,"

You asked what your options are to deliver from Citrix.  You have a couple of options, depending on what version of Citrix you have available, so I still need an answer to that question, because stating you only have a "VDI option" doesn't tell me anything.

Generally speaking (without knowing what you have), you have a few options:
1.  Published content - This will present a link in Web Interface / StoreFront, and the link will run on whatever device the end user is using. (Doesn't sound to me like what you need).
2.  Published app - If you have a Citrix version that includes XenApp (and possibly XenDesktop) you can publish a browser application from a Citrix Server (or Desktop).  You can use whatever you have installed in either of those.
3.  Published desktop - Same as option two basically, but you run it from a desktop.  You've already indicated this is not feasible.

There's no magic pill here.  Before elaborating, what does the website you are trying to publish need in order to work / be viewable?
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
You mean publishing content? or website? Can you explain more and also what product you have?
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
I mean the content but how is it possible without user enters the URL site?  in normal fashion user needs to enter URL in browser and have access to resource.
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
You can share the content using explore.exe http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX922603
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
thanks Sekar, it says it is not recommended  by citrix Development team so not sure if this gets approval from our customer.  

I'm confused as not sure how a URL link can be published to users in Citrix because it would  be a better idea to treat it as normal web site and host it elsewhere but problem is it should only be accessible for domain users hence  makes it difficult to allow it thought citrix.

Have you done this yourself? which method you tried?  can we  put internet  explorer as shortcut as published app?

thanks
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
We used explore.exe to access the shared folders and its working fine. So far no issues.
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
thanks Sekar, how are you eliminating  browser compatibility? each tablet/laptops people use may have different browser installed on their devices?
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
When use click the app it just open the share folder not the IE
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
but in my scenario, I am sharing a URL link which will use browser on user's devices. in reality it is not an app I am publishing it is URL link that I want domain users to have access to ?
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
You can publish shared folder only via explore. You mean to say publish  url to access shared folder right. If so then I don't think you can use a website to access shared. If you have share point then you can perform the same.
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
I think Citrix share file does this feature but I never used or tried you can check the same.
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Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
Publish iexplorer.exe with the website in quotes after the command string.
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
Brian,

can you give bit more information please?  isn't that then going to restrict my target users if I force them to use ie?
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Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
Publishing IE from Citrix would actually launch the browser from the Citrix Server, though I'm a little unsure what you are running when you say you only have a "VDI option".  What product and version of Citrix are you running?  (XenApp, XenDesktop....and version number)
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
What I mean is that your solution seems to be pointing a browser to be launched in citrix server but my question is how do you eliminate browser compatibility issues if that is the case? users will be launching the URL site from any device.  VDI is not good way of solving this as launching RDP secession from tablets does not seem to be very practical
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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