This article describes how-to setup client deployment directly from the Web Interface (5.4.0). When the Web Interface is installed directly from the XenApp installation, there is no question/part where the clients are installed from the DVD.

First we copy the clients from the folder: “Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins” on the installation source to the following location: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Web Interface\5.4.0\Client



Then navigate to: “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\XenApp\conf” and open (with notepad) WebInterface.conf


Search for the following section:


Uncomment the client which you want to deploy. If you want to deploy everything then it looks like this:


But the “Citrix Online Plugin” is replaced bij the Receiver. So the CitrixIcaWin32 line must be changed to:


And then the config file look like this:


Save it, restart the Web Interface (iisreset or restart server Knipogende emoticon)

Open “Client Deployment” in the Web Interface management console.


Select: “Perform client detection at logon” (and/or Offer upgrades for clients)


Select: “Deploy a native client


Now the following screen will appear when a user hasn’t got a client and want to access his applications:


Update: If the PNAgent isn’t required for your environment. The use the CitrixReciever.exe file. So the ClientIcaWin32 line would be:


Jeroen Tielen

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Chris · October 6, 2011 at 14:38

Great Post! I would add that you can just use the CitrixReceiver.exe if you do not need the PNA agent.

    Jeroen · October 7, 2011 at 06:07

    Oh stupid me. Thnx for the update. I will update the post.

Ivaylo Krumov · November 2, 2011 at 09:27

One more thing to add to this post. There is a section in the Webinterface.conf file which is redirecting the users without a client to The section is:
“” # ClientDefaultURL= “”
This has to addres the local web server not the web
Ivaylo Krumov

Marcel · February 3, 2012 at 10:50

Great Post! It helped me a lot

Willem · July 5, 2012 at 10:25

Goed bericht. Dit is het enige dat ik kon vinden wat mij uiteindelijk heeft geholpen.
Ik had alleen wat moeite met de volgende regel: But the “Citrix Online Plugin” is replaced bij the Receiver. So the CitrixIcaWin32 line must be changed to:
Het kwam op mij over alsof ik die regel moest ingeven wanneer ik de online plugin wilde terwijl het juist precies andersom was.

Desalniettemin: Hartelijk dank!!


karthik · November 16, 2012 at 07:01

Please update some use tips…

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