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Citrix Receiver for Android Tech Preview

The long anticipated Citrix Receiver for Android is now in Tech Preview (Version 0.9).

If you are the lucky owner of an Android-based cellphone you can now download and test the software. All you have to do is to use the two-dimensional barcode with the barcode scanner on your phone. The QR code to the right hold the information about the needed software.

Unfortunately I don’t own an Android phone myself, but I really can’t wait to test this out

For general questions and issues have a look at the special Receiver for Android forum: http://forums.citrix.com/forum.jspa?forumID=887

For more information check out Tedd Fox’s post on the Citrix Receiver for Android: http://community.citrix.com/display/xa/Citrix+Receiver+for+Android

Jacob Berg

Citrix Online Plug-In for Mac and Safari 4

I’m getting a lot of questions regarding Safari and the Citrix Online Plug-In for Mac version 11.

Users can’t launch applications from the Web Interface. Nothing happens when clicking on an application icon.

Currently the Citrix Online Plug-In does not work with 64-bit Safari. Citrix are working on a fix for this, but until that is released the workaround is to launch Safari in 32bit mode.

To do this, find Safari in the applications folder and do a Get Info. There will be an “Open in 32-bit mode” checkbox – ensure that this is checked. Restart Safari and web launches should work. Of course, this will affect Safari for all other browsing activities so performance may be slightly impacted.

Scott McDonald from Citrix has a thread on this issue on the Citrix Support Forum: http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=251388&start=0&tstart=0

Another workaround is to use Firefox

Jacob Berg

Web Interface 5.2 and Presentation Server 4.0

Error message ”Citrix online plug-in could not contact the server” when trying to access applications with the Citrix XenApp plug-in.

Recently I helped upgrading a WI to version 5.2. The customer was running Presentation Server 4.0. After the upgrade everything worked fine for all users running WI with the XenApp Web plug-in. A few users, no more than 20, was running the XenApp plug-in (The new name for the old PN agent). These users could not launch any applications :-(

The application enumeration worked fine, but trying to launch an app would show the error ”Citrix online plug-in could not contact the server”.

After some troubleshooting I found the following solution:

Edit the WebInterface.conf file.

Change the value RequireLaunchReference=On to RequireLaunchReference=Off.

That solved the issue.

Afterwards I found this Citrix technote describing the necessity to change this value. Even though it’s not exactly the same issue: http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx123003

Jacob Berg

First Non-Citrite on Citrix TV

I recently delivered a session on the upcomming Citrix feature Power and Capacity Manager for the Danish Citirx Usergroup. This session is publicly available at Citrix’s own web-channel Citrix TV. To my best knowledge, I’m the first Non-Citrite to be broadcasted through Citrix TV – I personally find that very cool :-)

Check out the session on Citrix TV (Please be aware that the session is in Danish):
Session Description:

Citrix User Group Denmark session on XenApp Power and Capacity Management the feature with the upcoming feature pack two for XenApp 5.0. The session is delivered by Jacob Berg, Application delivery Consulting.

Jacob Berg