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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:


The Desktop viewer will now be enabled for connections.

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2 Responses to “Web Interface 5.2 breaks Citrix Desktop Viewer”

  1. Donald Pavlovic Says:
    August 7th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Great resource.

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