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 188.8.131.52. 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.
Select Manually specify the application information. Click Next.
Specify the application name as Citrix Workspace app. Click Next.
You may specify an icon here. Click Next.
Add a new deployment type. On the General page, select Manually specify the deployment type information. Click Next.
Specify the content location.
Install Command – CitrixWorkspaceApp.exe /silent
Uninstall Command – CitrixWorkspaceApp.exe /uninstall /silent
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 – 184.108.40.206
Click OK and then click Next.
Specify the user experience settings based on your requirements. Click Next. Complete the remaining steps and close the deployment type wizard.
On the completion page, click Close.
On the client computer, launch Software Center. Under Applications select Citrix Workspace App and click Install.
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.