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How do I upgrade to the latest version of Citrix Receiver?

Citrix Receiver lets users connect from almost any device to their virtual applications and desktops. It's important that they have the most recent version of the client so they can take reap the benefits of new features.

ORLANDO -- New features in Citrix Receiver improve the user experience for virtual desktops and applications, so...

it's important to have the most recent version.

Citrix Receiver is the client software that lets users access their XenApp and XenDesktop-supported virtual desktops and applications. There are versions of Receiver available for almost every device and operating system, including Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows Phone, Linux, Mac and even HTML5 and Chrome OS.

There's also a Receiver for Windows. Version 4.2.100 of Receiver for Windows has many enhancements, including the ability to enable applications in the Start menu or as desktop shortcuts on a per-application basis, and the option to silently remove disabled or deleted applications. It also has support for Windows tablets and multi-touch in virtual desktops and applications, as well as improved graphics performance forXenDesktop and XenApp 7.6.

Moving to Receiver for Windows 4.2.100

The process of upgrading from Receiver 3.4 to version 4.2.100 takes five steps that were outlined in a session here are Citrix Synergy 2015:

1. Uninstall Receiver 3.4 using Group Policy Objects (GPO)

2. Use scripted install to deploy Receiver 4.2.100. This is a batch file that Citrix supplies to customers, according to a Citrix marketing representative.

3. Use GPO to configure global application shortcuts to Start menu and desktop

4. Use GPO to configure trusted sites

5. Execute the Group Policies to upgrade Receiver and push the settings to endpoints

As of this writing, version 4.3 of Citrix Receiver for Windows is in tech preview.

This was last published in May 2015

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