How to Deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM

This post covers the steps to package and deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM. Citrix Workspace app is a software that provides access to your applications and desktops using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from a remote client device.

Citrix Workspace App is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Chrome etc. You can install and use Citrix Workspace on domain and non-domain joined PCs, tablets, and thin clients. More info about Citrix Workspace app is here.

You can deploy Citrix Workspace App using multiple methods. Using SCCM to deploy Citrix Workspace is the most easiest method as per me.

Citrix has already covered the app deployment using SCCM 2012 R2 here. However I did see some changes while app installation. Note that this app requires a restart after installation.

Citrix Workspace App System Requirements

  • Citrix Workspace app requires a minimum of 1 GB RAM.
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • Disk space – Around 600 MB
  • OS – Windows 7, 8, 10 – Both x86 and x64.

The requirements may change with new releases, hence always check this post before installing the app.

To download Citrix Workspace App for windows click here. The latest version of app is 19.4.1.41. I have downloaded this app and this is copied over to Sources folder for deployment.

Deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM

To deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM

  • Launch SCCM console.
  • Navigate to Software Library > Overview > Application Management > Applications.
  • Right click Applications and click Create Application.

Create SCCM Application

Select Manually specify the application information. Click Next.

Create SCCM Application

Specify the application name as Citrix Workspace app. Click Next.

Specify Application Details

You may specify an icon here. Click Next.

Specify Application Details

Add a new deployment type. On the General page, select Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.

Create SCCM Deployment Type

Specify the content location.

Install Command – CitrixWorkspaceApp.exe /silent

Uninstall Command – CitrixWorkspaceApp.exe /uninstall /silent

Click Next.

Citrix Workspace App install and uninstall command

Let’s add a detection rule.

  • Setting type – File System
  • Type – File
  • Path – %ProgramFiles (x86)%\Citrix\ICA Client\Receiver\
  • File or Folder Name – receiver.exe
  • Property – Version
  • Operator – Greater than or equal to
  • Value – 19.4.1.41

Click OK and then click Next.

Citrix Workspace App detection method

Specify the user experience settings based on your requirements. Click Next. Complete the remaining steps and close the deployment type wizard.

User Experience Settings

On the completion page, click Close.

Completion WindowDistribute the Citrix Workspace App to all the distribution points. Next deploy the application to a device collection.

On the client computer, launch Software Center. Under Applications select Citrix Workspace App and click Install.

Deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM

The app installation worked fine but it requires a restart. You may click Restart and once the system reboots, you can start using the app.

Open Appenforce.log file on the client computer in case you see any errors while installing.

Deploy Citrix Workspace App using SCCM

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