[THIN] Re: Receiver 4.2.1

  • From: Michael Pardee <pardeemp@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:30:55 -0500

I agree. I actually like this method better than the receiver. This would
make training easier for our users since this is already how they get in
from pcs. Hopefully this method remains.

On Dec 17, 2010 10:42 PM, "Greg Reese" <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I bought an iPad today. Loaded the receiver, pointed safari at my cag
> site, logged in and launched apps. Easy as could be. I like it.
> On Dec 17, 2010, at 6:42 PM, Pat Coughlin <strangedog@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The access gateway instructions are now wrong. These documents need
>> to be updated by Citrix ASAP. The useragent only includes
>> "Citrixreciever" and not "darwin". Most sites built to spec are
>> failing on the user agent issue (fixed mine). FYI
>> Pat Coughlin
>> Citrix Goon
>> On 12/17/10, Warren Simondson <caditc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> This post definitely generated some interest. Since my original post, I
>>> been doing some heavy
>>> tetsing becasue we have a strong interest in Citrix/ Ipad integration. I
>>> currently writting an ICA
>>> direct client for IPAD, but don't expect it too soon, as with all my
>>> programming projects, they are
>>> all on hold until we stop getting new customers doing Citrix rollouts. I
>>> haven't been able to get out a
>>> new program in also 2 years and it's killing me, but at the end of the
>>> I've got to run Ctrl-Alt-Del IT
>>> Consultancy and support my staff.
>>> Anyway, back to the new reciever for IPAD. As with most Citrix releases
>>> lately there is good and bad. I
>>> think the bad things maybe be out weighing the good at the moment in my
>>> testing but there as some
>>> querky good things for those on just WI with no csg or AG.
>>> The bad:
>>> - Those who use CSG will hate this one. I do. To set up CSG and WI for
>>> see this article:
>>> http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121360
>>> Now I had several smaller customers on CSG and had the previous Receiver
>>> working perfectly, but
>>> now it's stuffed, but it's not the new receiver. It's the fact I added
>>> (rollup pack 6) on my Citrix
>>> servers last night at the same time I happened to download the new
>>> I noticed that the
>>> CTX121360 article was sneakily updated on 15 december 2010. At the very
>>> bottom of the article some
>>> notes have been quickly added. Here is one of them:
>>> Scenario: Without Certificates on the iPad and the Program Neighborhood
>>> Agent site configured as
>>> gateway direct:
>>> - The Citrix Receiver ends in a few seconds / Crashes on Presentation
>>> 4.0 Hotfix Rollup Pack 06
>>> and XenApp 4.5 Hotfix Rollup Pack 06 (No errors)
>>> - After installing the Certificates to the iPad and the Program
>>> Agent site configured as
>>> gateway direct, XenApp 4.5 Hotfix Rollup Pack 06 connected every time
>>> Now this is exactly what was happening to me when I got the new
receiver. I
>>> would get the app list
>>> perfectly, select an app, and then sit there as the worm spun around
>>> "please wait". After about
>>> 60 seconds, I was just returned to the main apps screen and no app
>>> Reading CTX121360, it
>>> says I have to install the Cert on the ipad. Never had to do this
>>> But this issue is partly the new
>>> receiver and also the fact I had R06 on the servers as well. This is
>>> annoyong and will put many
>>> customers off if we have to manually install a Cert on every IPAD. To
>>> install a Cert on IPAD see this
>>> article: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125655
>>> So I tried a CSG site that did not have R06 on it's servers and it
>>> perfectly with the new reciever
>>> without manually installing the Cert.
>>> But then, I used Safari to contect directly to the externally URL of the
>>> CSG/WI page of al my customers
>>> sites. Went through this way to the site that has R06 on it's server
>>> the Reciever did work, used
>>> the WI interface to select an app, and kaa-bang, it launched perfectly.
>>> Obviously because the cert was
>>> validated through safari. So a small bonus here, but more annoying that
>>> can't use the receiver
>>> directly.
>>> Another bad - once in a session, the "tapping" selection method is
>>> buggy. When I started
>>> tapping in a session, it decided that it would right mouse click instead
>>> normal mouse click. Normally
>>> a right mouse click is initiated by using a 2 finger tap on the screen,
>>> in this case it was changing it's
>>> mind randomly. Sometimes I'd get right click, others normal click. I
>>> threw the ipad after 5
>>> minutes of use with this issue. I though at first it might be my fat
>>> simulating 2 fingers, but sadly
>>> I'm a skinny dude and my index finger is no wider that a quarter of an
>>> So I consider this to be
>>> absolutely unusable in this instance.
>>> The good:
>>> - Direct WI access through the receiver - this worked for me with all
>>> version of WI - 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.
>>> Could test any version 4 WI's as I don;t have any. But how about this, I
>>> connected to a customer who
>>> still is using Metaframe XP and Nfuse 1.7 classic using the new citrix
>>> receiver. I had to ensure that java
>>> fallback was not select to make it work, but it worked both directly
>>> the receiver and through
>>> safari. BONUS for those nostaglic nfusers out there.
>>> - As mentioned earlier, the fact that you can access WI sites directly
>>> through safari now is a handy
>>> edition.
>>> Any more good. No. I think this edition of the receiver is a dog and
>>> unworkable. The tapping issue
>>> in a session is simply pathetic.
>>> Citrix need better beta testers who can test real site scenarios, not
>>> in-house test labs.
>>> --
>>> Warren Simondson
>>> Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy Pty Ltd
>>> Website: http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au
>>> On Sat, Dec 18th, 2010 at 4:03 AM, Jan <tinybeetle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> What version of the WI are you using?
>>>> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Michael Pardee <pardeemp@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> No, this works perfectly for me. This way would be easier for our
>>>>> since it is now nearly identical to how they get in from their
>>>>> devices from home.
>>>>> On Dec 17, 2010, at 11:34 AM, Jan <tinybeetle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Your web interface isn't giving you the terminal loop at client
>>>> detection?
>>>>> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Michael Pardee < <pardeemp@xxxxxxxxx
>>>>> pardeemp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> Ok, you are officially my favorite person of the day. That just
>>>>>> worked for me as well. This is basically how I hoped the original
>>>>>> app would work but we had to go though all the receiver pieces. This
>>>>>> is much different. Maybe we actually don't care about configuring the
>>>>>> receiver client at all anymore. Thanks for this help.
>>>>>> On Dec 17, 2010, at 11:09 AM, Jan < <tinybeetle@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> tinybeetle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> I just installed the Citrix Receiver 4.2.1 on an iPad that used to
>>>> have
>>>>>> the 1.1 receiver.
>>>>>>> The first thing I found was that now I cannot get to my web
>>>> interface
>>>>>> page via Safari, it goes into a terminal loop during the client
>>>> detection
>>>>>> stage.
>>>>>>> Then I found that the preconfigured URL for setting up the PN Agent
>>>> URL,
>>>>>> and Domain name no longer works. (This is a URL generated by an
>>>>>> Citrix utility. It is used for either publishing the URL via web, or
>>>> sending
>>>>>> via email so that a client doesn't have to type in those pieces of
>>>> info.)
>>>>>> You tap on it and nothing happens.
>>>>>>> Once in the Receiver I found that there is no way to log off and
>>>> switch
>>>>>> users. You can apparently add another profile, but any apps that I've
>>>> placed
>>>>>> on the desktop are visible to the next user to set up a profile in
>>>>>> Receiver. I suppose if I logged off they might disappear, but again I
>>>> found
>>>>>> no way to log off the PN interface which shows the apps.
>>>>>>> I was able to log on via the web interface via Safari by bypassing
>>>>>> client detection. My apps showed, tapping on one brought up a dialog
>>>> asking
>>>>>> if I wanted to open the ica file using Citrix. Once I tapped Citrix,
>>>> the
>>>>>> receiver took over and launched the app.
>>>>>>> Bottom line is that this version of the Receiver is not an upgrade,
>>>> it
>>>>>> is a MAJOR change from all previously documented behavior of the
>>>> Receiver.
>>>>>>> Jan
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