Citrix Xenapp 7.6 citrix Desktop shortcuts

Hi Everyone I was able to install Xenapp 7.6 successfully and are able to publish apps ,but I would like my users to also use the Citrix Desktop ,Only problem how can I get the shortcuts on their desktops of my standard applications ,running xenapp 7.6 on server 2012 R2 over 2008 R2 Active Directory.

Many Thanks
Dirkie
Dirkie LaubscherNetwork adminAsked:
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Do you have the "place shortcut on user's desktop" checked for the applications?

Have you tried the icaclient.adm file? It is on every computer the receiver is installed on.
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
I don't think you can create a shortcut in desktop but you can add the shortcut on start menu. For that you need to edit web.config to create shortcut on start menu.
 
<properties>
    <property name="PutShortcutsInStartMenu" value="True" />
    <property name="StartMenuDir" value="CitrixApps" />
</properties>
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Dirkie LaubscherNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
Hi Sekar

Thanks for the info can you outline the steps for me not sure where to put the values.

Many Thanks
Dirkie
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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
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Carl WebsterCommented:
Yes, you can put shortcuts on the desktop with Receiver 4.2.100. Make sure you have that option selected on the app properties in Studio.

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-42/receiver-windows-42-about.html

What's new

Receiver for Windows 4.2.100 contains the following fixes and enhancements:
•Enabling apps in the Start menu or as Desktop short cuts on a "per app" basis.

Receiver for Windows 4.2 provides the following new features and enhancements:
•Start menu integration and shortcut management. Published apps are seamlessly integrated into the Start menu, or delivered as desktop shortcuts. This is a configurable option for the administrator, who can choose between offering apps integrated into the Start menu, as desktop shortcuts, or via the self-service interface.

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-42/receiver-windows-customize-app-shortcut-only-mode.html

Start menu integration and desktop shortcut only mode lets you bring published application shortcuts into the Windows Start menu and onto the desktop. In this way, users do not have to subscribe to applications from the Receiver user interface. Start menu integration and desktop shortcut management provides a seamless desktop experience for groups of users, who need access to a core set of applications in a consistent way.
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Dirkie LaubscherNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone I did look at the web.config file but the properties are different as in the exampler (note I'm using xenapp 7.6) Also I have the latest Receiver 4.2.200 ,please advise what else I can do

Thanks
Dirkie
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
i prefer the registry keys to place the ICA-icons at the desktop:
"PutShortcutsOnDesktop"
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/receiver-windows-42/receiver-windows-config-app-keys.html
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Carl WebsterCommented:
I didn't have to use registry stuff or the ADM file to get my shortcuts on the desktop. I just had to select the option on the published app to put a shortcut on the desktop. That was it. Nothing else and it just worked. Well that was after I installed 4.2.100 because that functionality was broken before that Receiver update.
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Dirkie LaubscherNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone just want to confirm is version 4.2.100 the latest version for receiver.
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Carl WebsterCommented:
I believe it shows in Control Panel as 14.2.100.14
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
yes, 4.2.100 is the most current version
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Dirkie LaubscherNetwork adminAuthor Commented:
I did manage to put the icaclient.adm file and working like a charm
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