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Installing Citrix Client

Rather than spend to put a software on each workstation, especially if the software is used infrequently or among a limited set of users, you can put the software on a server and let users run it from there through a client interface. You can set it up so that as many users launch the software as there are licenses for it.

That is the premise of Citrix, which lets a network administrator set up a server (Metaframe) that allows users to run Windows applications from there via a client (Citrix ICA).

Here is how to install Citrix client:

  1. Press the Start button and choose Run…; or, Press Win-R.
  2. In the Open field, type X:\path\ica32.exe.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press Enter for each screen.

A colorful Citrix Program Neighborhood icon will appear on the desktop.

Users who will access Citrix through the Web will get a Security Update box asking the user whether to install Citrix Web client (an ActiveX control). Have the user click Yes.

© 2003 by Andy West. Written 26 November 2003.