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Topic # 120805 14-Jun-2013 11:17
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Any Citrix gurus out there?

In order to access some remote applications and files, I am using Citrix Receiver as a client to establish a connection and replicate the remote desktop ... and it all works perfectly fine.

However, since this is only an occassional need I don't want Citrix Receiver to be active on my home computer all the time (it's default setting), so in the Citrix Control Panel I've set the 'Remote Access to Delivery Services' option to 'Connect manually', as well as disabling all the components in the operating system's (XP Pro) StartUp listings.

This too by and large works fine but occassionally Receiver starts up when particular web sites are selected when using IE8 .... doesn't happen when accessing the same sites when using Chrome!
I've checked IE's Add-Ons etc, and there's nothing listed under Admin Tools/Services.

Any ideas how to make Reciever completely 'manual' in operation?

Thanks, R.

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  Reply # 836766 14-Jun-2013 11:37
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It's probably an activex component that causes the Receiver to start. Why do you want to disable it, it's not exactly a resource hog?

The alternative is to revert back to the online plugin v12

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  Reply # 836786 14-Jun-2013 12:09
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James .... yeah, could be right on both counts, but just wanted to maintain a 'lean machine'.


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  Reply # 837454 16-Jun-2013 00:11
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At our customer sites where they use the citrix system to connect to landonline / linz, we just have a mandated internet explorer policy.

They can use chrome etc for anything else they like. But if they want to use landonline, we wont help them unless they are using internet explorer.

However the landonline system downloads an ics file to launch the client app- and more recently i think i have seen it now uses an activex component to start it.

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  Reply # 837497 16-Jun-2013 09:09
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I used to look after the Citrix farm that LINZ use for Landonline, it's a .ica file that the Citrix client uses. You can use any browser you like, personally I use Chrome and have no problem using Access Gateway or Web Interface

Also the activex component is standard with web interface, I don't think they've changed versions as theirs is heavily customised. The only difference with LINZ is that the activex component is used to auto launch the application once the user enters their password in, which won't work in other browsers from memory

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