Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Receiver

As with all Citrix products the Receiver versions have an end f life date. Each major version (e.g., v3.0) of a Citrix Receiver for Windows, Mac, Linux, Java, or WinCE, there is a minimum lifecycle of four years.

Component Name Version GA Date* EOM Date* EOL Date*
Receiver for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Online plug-in for Windows 12.x 24-Mar-10 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-14
Desktop Lock 13.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver Updater for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 2.x 26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 1.x 30-May-09 30-May-12 30-May-13
Self Service plug-in 2.x 20-Dec-10 20-Dec-13 20-Dec-14
Dazzle 1.x 23-Nov-09 23-Nov-12 23-Nov-13


For the other Operating Systems and up to date information (these dates are subject to change in the future) check this webpage.

How to Prepopulate Citrix Receiver 3.x with Services Site URL through registry

Citrix has released an article that describes what registry key to edit in order to prepopulate a Services site URL in Citrix Receiver 3.x.


Caution! This procedure requires you to edit the registry. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Back up the registry before you edit it.

Complete the following steps to edit the registry key:

  • Open registry and navigate to
  • For 64-bit machines: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCitrixPNAgent
  • For 32-bit machines: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE Citrix
  • Restart the machine for changes to take effect. Now, the receiver is prepopulated with the information placed into the ServerURL string.

Here you can find the original article.

Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.7 released

Citrix has released version 11.7 of it’s Receiver for Mac.

What’s new

Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.7 provides the following new features and enhancements for customers:

  • Single authentication to the Access Gateway:
    • Use of a single session for both VPN and clientless access so that a Receiver user logs on once for both types of access and consumes only one license.
    • Automatic routing of ICA traffic through the Access Gateway ICA proxy for optimal user experience. Continue reading “Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.7 released”

FAQ: Using Citrix Receiver on Windows 8 and Windows RT

Citrix has released a list of FAQ what you can expect from the Receiver on Win8 and WinRT devices.

Q: Which are the Citrix products that Windows 8 support (Intel based devices)?

Citrix supports the use of the following Citrix clients for use on Windows 8:

  • Receiver for Windows 3.3 (CitrixReceiver.exe) Click here to download Receiver for Windows 3.3. This can be used with Web Interface or StoreFront (CloudGateway Express), however cannot be used on ARM-based devices. Applications are launched from within the Receiver app or can be pinned to the Windows Start Menu. Receiver for Windows 3.3 can be installed along with Win8/RT on the same Intel based machine. It can be used in conjunction with other Citrix clients such as the ShareFile Sync Supports multiple sessions, can be configured with CloudGateway Enterprise for Web and SaaS apps or Follow-me ShareFile data.
  • Receiver for Win8/RT Preview Note: This version requires CloudGateway (Storefront) for desktop and applications access and a properly-configured Access Gateway (Enterprise Edition) 10.X for remote access (AG 5.x is not supported). It cannot be used with Web Interface. Receiver for Win8/RT Preview must be downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Store via a Windows Live account. It can be used on Intel based desktops, laptops and tablets as well as ARM-based Windows tablets such as the Microsoft Surface. Applications are launched from within the Receiver app or can be pinned to the Windows Start Menu. There is no Citrix Connection Center in this Receiver.
  • ShareFile Sync for Windows 1.3 Continue reading “FAQ: Using Citrix Receiver on Windows 8 and Windows RT”

Desktop viewer support for XenApp

A long time Citrix hasn’t supported the Desktop Viewer for XenApp. Originally the Desktop Viewer is used (and delivered) with XenDesktop. However more and more people have been using the Desktop Viewer also for XenApp. Until now this was not officially supported and if there were any problems likely you’d be redirected back to the supported way.

With the release of Receiver 3.3 the use of Dekstop Viewer in combination with XenApp 6.5 is supported. Here’s a snip from the eDocs of the website:

Hosted Shared desktops. Receiver for Windows now supports server desktops published with Citrix XenApp. The desktops are displayed through the Desktop Viewer. To configure this feature, see the XenApp, StoreFront, or Web Interface documentation.

The use of the Desktop Viewer is only supported with Receiver 3.3 and is not backwards supported. So if you want to use the Desktop Viewer upgrade to Receiver 3.3 before making the support call. Besides the support for Desktop Viewer version 3.3 has also some security fixes.

How to Enable Receiver Logging to Troubleshoot StoreFront Activation/Provisioning

This article describes how to enable Receiver Logging to troubleshoot StoreFront store Activation/ Provisioning in Citrix Receiver for Windows.


Caution! This procedure requires you to edit the registry. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that might require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Back up the registry before you edit it.

  • Enable Receiver Logging:

How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3

Citrix has released Receiver 3.3 a while ago now. But every now and then I see that people are having difficulties with installing it.

Receiver 3.3 assumes that you are working with the new way of publishing apps and desktops. When you are still using the webplugin only (for use with Web Interface) and you are not publishing apps and desktops through StoreFront/ Cloudgateway then you can run into some “issues” with installing Receiver 3.3.

The provided solution is a workaround to bypass the “Enter your work or email or server address” message at the end of the installation.

Here’s what you see during the normal installation of the Receiver 3.3 downloaded straight from the Citrix downloads website. Continue reading “How to install Citrix Receiver 3.3”

Receiver for HTML5 available

The new Receiver for HTML5 1.0 can now be downloaded from

Receiver for HTML5 1.0 integrates with Access Gateway and StoreFront to enable users to access desktops and applications provided by XenDesktop, XenApp, and AppController through HTML5-compatible Web browsers without the need to install Citrix clients on their devices.

Online documentation can be found here.

Download the software here (requires MyCitrix id).

Known issues for this version can be found here.

New Citrix Receiver for Android

Citrix has released a new version of their Receiver for Android.

Receiver for Android 3.1.176 is now available in the Google Play store.

New or updated features:

1. Screen Resolution Settings (New) – a resolution setting is now available in the settings menu. This allows the different resolutions of server settting, fit to screen, 1.5x. 2x, and 2.5x the screen resolution.

2. Right-click bluetooth mouse support (New) – the right-click button on a bluetooth paired mouse is now available for use within a XenApp and XenDesktop session. This feature is only available on Android version 4.0 and greater.

3. Android operating system version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) allows application logs to be sent with the “Send Feedback” button – this enables the applications logs to be attached to the feedback form to provide additional information when troubleshooting issues.

Fixes in this release:

1. Fixed: Multiple “accept” dialogs for untrusted certificates – the experience is modified to limit the amount of “accept” dialogs are shown when using an untrusted or self-signed certificate.

2. Fixed: Gestures guide incorrectly includes both a check box and toggle switch when rotated – removed the redundant switch.

3. Fixed: VPN session continues to run when Access Gateway has timed out – VPN session discontinued when Access Gateway session times out.

4. Fixed: Logon prompts appear when users launch applications even when users are already connected to a store – removed the multiple prompts when the Receiver is already authenticated to the Receiver.

New Receiver for IOS released

Citrix has released a new version of the Receiver for iOS (version 5.6.2). This version is now available in the App Store.

New or updated features are:

1. HTML5 application performance enhancement – some HTML5 applications report an extensive slowness while loading the application.  The fix addresses this delay to improve the speed with which the HTML5 applications launch.

2. Improved refresh applications experience – while Receiver is loading or refreshing the application during enumeration and a network error occurs, the Receiver would crash or display invalid error messages.  This addresses both the crashing issue and displays an appropriate error message.

3. Improved support for VDI-in-a-box – issue arises while tapping the logon button when using a WebInterface Account to log onto a VDI-in-a-box solution.  There was not response from the tapping on the logon button.  The logon experience was improved for VDI-in-a-b0x infrastructure.

Fixes in the release are:

1. Bug fixes related to the URL generator base configuration – several bugs for the processing of a URL generated configuration link were identified.  These issues are addressed in this release.  The URL Generator configuration tool is again supported for the iOS Receiver.

2. Fixed: Web Interface with Access Gateway authentication (blank screen) – after manually configuring a WebInterface plus an Access Gateway site, the logon procedure generates a blank screen instead of the Receiver Home Screen.

3. Fixed: Secure browse works consistently on cellular networks – the Secure Browse application within the Receiver would freeze or crash randomly on some cellular connections.

4. Fixed: XenDesktop and virtual keyboard launch – the virtual keyboard was popping up automatically even if dismissed.  The behavior was modified to honor the settings.