Citrix Receiver StoreFront alias CloudGateway Express

Citrix WebInterface is dead (soon), welcome CloudGateway ! CloudGateway Express exactly, Citrix Receiver StoreFront precisely… Ok it’s a bit complicated 🙂 I suggest you to read this excellent blog about difference between WebInterface and Citrix new Cloud products : Web Interface replaced by Citrix Cloud Gateway written by Thomas Koetzing

You can download the Technical Preview here : Citrix CloudGateway Express (MyCitrix account required)

The installation process is very easy and smooth, as usual now the installation is taking care of all the roles and features your Windows 2008 R2 will need before beginning the installation of this product. Here are the screenshot of the very simple installation (I continue to post screenshots because many of you don’t have time to install everything, at least you’ll see it without need to have a VM etc…)

This is it, very fast and everything is now install, when you’ll click on finish the console to setup Citrix Receiver StroreFront will open. You need to have a database created on a Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 Express or Enterprise. Here is the list of requirement

Citrix Server Requirements

Receiver Storefront can be used in conjunction with the following product versions.

  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5
  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.0
  • Citrix XenDesktop 4.0
  • Citrix XenDesktop 3.0
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Citrix XenApp 6.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 2, for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 2, for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 2, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 2, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 1, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0, with Feature Pack 1, for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Citrix XenApp 4.0, with Feature Pack 2, for UNIX Operating Systems
  • Citrix XenApp 4.0, with Feature Pack 1, for UNIX Operating Systems

Receiver Storefront enables remote user access to desktops and applications in conjunction with the following versions of Access Gateway.

  • Citrix Access Gateway 9.3, Enterprise Edition
  • Citrix Access Gateway 5.0, Advanced Edition
  • Citrix Access Gateway 5.0, Standard Edition

If you configure Merchandising Server to use the authentication service to identify users when delivering configurations for Citrix Receiver, Citrix Merchandising Server 2.1 or later is required. For more information, see Configuring Authentication through Delivery Services.

Web Server Requirements

Receiver Storefront is only supported for installation on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1. Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 are required on the Web server. If either of these prerequisites are not available, the Receiver Storefront installer enables them before installing the product.

In addition, Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Microsoft Management Console 3.0, which are both default components of Windows Server 2008 R2, must be installed on the Web server before Receiver Storefront can be installed.

Database Requirements

Receiver Storefront requires a Microsoft SQL Server database to provide the application synchronization feature. If a suitable database is not available, either locally or on another server in the same Active Directory forest, Receiver Storefront stores cannot be created. Receiver Storefront supports the following versions of SQL Server.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

User Device Requirements

To access Receiver Storefront stores, users require a compatible version of Citrix Receiver. A compatible Web browser is also required for users to access stores through Receiver for Web sites.

Receiver Storefront supports the following versions of Citrix Receiver.

  • Citrix Receiver for Windows 3.1
  • Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.4
  • Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.3
  • Citrix Receiver for Linux 12.0

The following Web browser and operating system combinations are supported for users to access Receiver for Web sites.

Browser Operating system
Internet Explorer 9(32-bit mode) Windows 7 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 1Windows 7 32-bit Editions with Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 8(32-bit mode) Windows 7 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 1Windows 7 32-bit Editions with Service Pack 1

Windows Vista 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 2

Windows Vista 32-bit Editions with Service Pack 2

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3

Mozilla Firefox 7Mozilla Firefox 6 Windows 7 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 1Windows 7 32-bit Editions with Service Pack 1

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop

Google Chrome 14Google Chrome 13 Windows 7 64-bit Editions with Service Pack 1Windows 7 32-bit Editions with Service Pack 1
Safari 5.1 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Safari 5.0 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Now the console is open, you can process to the configuration of Citrix Receiver StoreFront

You can notice on the screenshot above the top menu is grey because I don’t have a local SQL 2008R2 Express installed on this server. So I’ll chose the “Deploy a multiple server group” option

 

The basic setup is done and now you can access Citrix Receiver StoreFront using the address the wizard give you in the latest step :

Once the setup is done, the console look like that, XenDesktop 5 style :

Sources :
Web Interface replaced by Citrix Cloud Gateway

Citrix Edocs

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