Category - Citrix

How to integrate Citrix XenMobile with Azure AD for auto enrollment with Autopilot or Azure AD Join

In my previous blog I took you through the steps to configure Windows AutoPilot in combination with Microsoft Intune. In this blog, I want you to show that it is also possible to use Windows AutoPilot or Azure AD Join with other MDM/EMM solutions, like in this case, Citrix XenMobile. In this scenario, after the Windows 10 out-of-box-experience (OOBE) setup, the Windows 10 device is automatically...

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How to configure Citrix Secure Mail with SSO

Citrix Secure Mail is a feature-rich mail client that comes with Citrix Endpoint Management (a.k.a. Citrix XenMobile). With Citrix Secure Mail you can enforce Mobile Application Management (MAM) policies to secure and containerize business data. You can also pre-configure the users mail account. When publish Citrix Secure Mail with default settings (including the users mail account), the end user...

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How to install and configure Citrix XenDesktop 7.12 with Windows Server 2016 hosts running on Microsoft Azure

It’s almost a year ago, that I wrote an installation guide / step-by-step guide about Citrix XenDesktop. XenDesktop releases arrived at a rapid pace in the past year. At this moment, the current release is version 7.12 which was released in December 2016. So, it’s time for an up-to-data step-by-step blog about the latest XenDesktop release. This time I want to do something different, till now I...

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How to configure Citrix ShareFile SSON with Microsoft Azure AD

In the last few years I have mostly implemented ShareFile Enterprise as part of the XenMobile Enterprise edition and therefor configured the XenMobile server as a SAML identity provider for ShareFile SSON. In the last few months I also see some companies that were only interested in the Citrix ShareFile solution without XenMobile. In this case there are some alternative ways to provide users...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 and publishing a Windows 10 PVS Desktop

Citrix recently released Citrix XenDesktop 7.8. The releases follow each other rapidly lately and there are quite a few improvements and new features in the latest releases like, session recording, Linux Virtual Desktop support, Framehawk Virtual Channel, AppDisk, Windows 10 support (since version 7.7) and Zones. My last “step-by-step” blog about Citrix XenDesktop was about version 7.1 so it is...

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Create an Apple Certificate, Identifiers and Provisioning Profiles to use for Citrix XenMobile Application Wrapping

A while ago, Apple has determined no longer to allow wildcard Application ID’s for new Apple Developer Accounts. This means that you need to create an Apple ID for every application you wanted to wrap for use with Citrix XenMobile. In the meanwhile, Citrix updated there MDX Toolkit so that you can change the App ID during wrapping. In this step-by-step blog I will explain how to create the...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix Provisioning Service 7.7 and creating a vDisk

In the last week of 2015 Citrix released Provisioning Services 7.7. One of the best new features is that it is now official supporting Windows 10 (Enterprise and Professional Edition) as target device. Another cool new feature is that you can do an in-place upgrade (from version 7.6.1 or higher) and thus reverse-imaging belongs to the past! In this blog I will show you step-by-step how to install...

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Wrapping and Deploying Windows Phone 8.1 Apps with Citrix XenMobile 10.x

On more and more Citrix XenMobile projects I see Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The enrollment of a Windows Phone 8.1 device is a little bit different than those of iOS and Android, and so is the application wrapping process. You have to enroll a Windows Phone device via the Workplace (under settings). By default, there is no WorxHome application available. You have to download it from the Citrix.com...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix StoreFront 3.0

Last week Citrix released  the long awaited StoreFront 3.0 together with the new Receiver 4.3 / Receiver X1. With Citrix StoreFront 3.0 we finally say goodbye to the Green Bubble theme, at least, if you disable the Classic Receiver Experience (I will show you how to do that in this blog). StoreFront 3.0 has a completely new web interface which can be easily modified in the Storefront console...

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Upgrading XenMobile 10.0 to XenMobile 10.1

On Juni, 29 Citrix released XenMobile 10.1. XenMobile 10.1 has a number of bugfixes and new features and enhancements. For example the possibility to change the Resource deployment ordering, exporting table data to a .csv file, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) changes, extend capabilities of the Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) for iOS, Android for Work support and much more. The upgrade from...

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How to integrate Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop with Citrix XenMobile 10.x

One of the great features of Citrix XenMobile is that you can integrate it perfectly with your current Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop environment. When this integration is enabled users will see their XenApp / XenDesktop applications within their WorxHome application on a mobile device. After adding the XenApp / XenDesktop published App or Desktop to WorxHome they can launch it and the user will be...

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Installing and Configuring Citrix ShareFile clients in a XenApp / XenDesktop environment and limit access with RES Workspace Manager

In a previous post I described how to install and configure the ShareFile Windows Sync client and the ShareFile Outlook Plugin. In a few previous projects I needed to implement these clients into a Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop environment where they also use RES Workspace Manager for user personalization. Another challenge was that not every user within the XenApp / XenDesktop environments would...

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Citrix XenMobile Hidden Admin Pages

The Citrix XenMobile MDM Server and the Citrix XenMobile AppController have both a great web based console. With these consoles you can do almost everything to configure, manage and troubleshoot the XenMobile environment. Did I say almost? 😉 Yes, there are options / features that are not in the consoles by default. These features are available in what I call the “hidden pages”. In...

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About Robin Hobo

I am a Technology Specialist working for Microsoft with focus on the Modern Workplace. I am specialized in Microsoft Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Windows 11 and Azure AD. Also interested in mental health, NLP and personal development.

For more information, see the About Me page or my LinkedIn profile.

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