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Customize Page title & favicon on Citrix Web Interface 5.x

Posted on July 13th, 2010

The defaut page title and fav icon logo appear on the browser tab when connecting to the Citrix Web Interface Site.

Shown here:

It is possible to replace the logo with your own one and change the text to be more appropriate.

Logo

The logo is:  ..\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\{site name}\media\IcaComboAll.ico

replace with your own .ico file but keep the same file name

Browser Title text

This is picked up from the following file:

..\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\{site name}\languages\common_strings.properties

Near the top of the file look for the sections:

DefaultProductName=Citrix XenApp
DesktopProductName=Citrix XenDesktop

and change to your own name.

the bit after the common name cannot be changed in the same way (i.e. the -Applications bit in the above screen grab). This changes depending on the screen you are in from the WI site (Applications, Messages, Preferences, session settings etc)

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Customize logos on Citrix Web Interface 5.x

Posted on July 13th, 2010

This was done on Citrix Web Interface 5.2.0 but should work on any 5.x version

White theme

This is detailed in several places but most notably here: CTX119509

This gives the default logon screen in white.

Identify the images used

Here is a screen shot of the default view and list of the associated images & resolutions

There are 3 main images:

Image Filename Dimensions CAG Ent filename
1 CitrixLogoHeader.gif 265 x 62 CtxHeader01.bmp
2 HeaderBlack.gif 1175.62 CtxHeader02.bmp
3 CitrixWatermark.gif 115 x 62 CitrixWatermark.gif

These are similar, but not the same, as the images for the Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise. The similar names are also listed. I have found it best to simply use the same images for both sites but just saved as different filetypes.

There is also the one moment please screen to consider

Image Filename Dimensions CAG Ent filename
4 ProgressWindow.gif

ProgressWindows.png

As original ProgressWindow.gif

ProgressWindows.png

Simply open the ProgressWindow images and change the colour

File Locations

The Images are located in

..\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\{site name}\media

Simply copy the new images to this location and overwrite the old ones.

There are other ways to ammend these image details, by selecting the web site appearance options within the Web Interface console, but I find it easier and quicker to just overwrite the files.

Just make sure you keep the same dimensions for each image as this means you don’t need to edit any other files.

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Web Interface 5.2 Client deployment

Posted on February 24th, 2010

Web Interface 5.2 uses a different folder structure for auto client deployment.

During the installation of Web Interface it asks for the clients folder and copies this to the website location however if it copies from the clients folder on an older XenApp CD/DVD the copied structure is wrong and must be changed to work properly. Also if WI is upgraded from a previous version the structure is not changed.

However, If copied from the XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 CD the structure is correct, but most users would be upgrading from a previous version and therefore have to fix this afterwards.

The new folder structure is as follows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Web Interface\Version\Clients

* \de\Unix
Place the Clients for UNIX installation files (solaris.tar.Z, sol86.tar.Z) with German language support in this folder.

* \en\Unix
Place the Clients for UNIX installation files (solaris.tar.Z, sol86.tar.Z) with English language support in this folder.

* \es\Unix
Place the Clients for UNIX installation files (solaris.tar.Z, sol86.tar.Z) with Spanish language support in this folder.

* \fr\Unix
Place the Clients for UNIX installation files (solaris.tar.Z, sol86.tar.Z) with French language support in this folder.

* \ja\Unix
Place the Clients for UNIX installation files (solaris.tar.Z, sol86.tar.Z) with Japanese language support in this folder.

* \Java
Place the Client for Java files in this folder.

* \Linux
Place the Citrix Receiver for Linux installation file (linuxx86-11.0.140395.tar.gz) in this folder.

* \Mac\Web Online Plug-in
Place the Citrix online web plug-in for Macintosh installation file (Citrix online plug-in (web).dmg) in this folder.

* \Windows\Offline Plug-in
Place the Citrix offline plug-in installation file (CitrixOfflinePlugin.exe) in this folder.

* \Windows\Online Plug-in
Place the Citrix online plug-in web installation file (CitrixOnlinePluginWeb.exe) in this folder.

The following resources are useful:

Citrix Document Library:  To copy the client files to the Web Interface on Microsoft IIS

CTX123420: How to Deploy the CitrixOnlinePluginWeb.exe Client 11.2 on Web Interface 5.2

Innitech Blog: Web Interface 5.2 ICA Client Auto Deployment

Citrix Forum posts: Thread: How to auto deploy client from WI 5.2

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Web Interface 5.2 will not launch apps from Presentation Server 4.0 Farm

Posted on February 8th, 2010

Web Interface 5.2 is not set up by default to allow the launching of applications from a Presentation Server 4.0 farm.

This is true for Web Interface and PNAgent sites.

The errors shown are:

PNAgent: Citrix XenApp could not contact the server. Please check your network connection

WI: The remote server failed to execute the application launch request. Please contact your administrator for further details

To allow the launching of applications from these legacy farms the following change must be made:

  • Edit the webinterface.conf file for that site
  • Locate the entry for # RequireLaunchReference=On
  • Remove the # and change to RequireLaunchReference=Off

Detailed in ctx123003

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Web Interface 5.2 breaks Citrix Desktop Viewer

Posted on January 29th, 2010

When connecting to XenApp Servers or XenDesktop provisioned Desktops the Citrix Desktop Viewer (part of the 11.x clients) enables the small bar at the top of the session to quickly allow the connection of USB devices or to dynamically change the resolution by adjusting the window size.

Even if you have this later client (11.X), the desktop viewer will not be active for session initiated via Web Interface 5.2

The way to enable this is to manually edit the webinterface.conf file for the WebSite and change the following line:

# ShowDesktopViewer=Off

Change it to the following:

ShowDesktopViewer=On

The Desktop viewer will now be enabled for connections.

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