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Citrix Receiver for Windows Installation and First Launch

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To use Citrix, your Kerberos password cannot be more than three years old. If your password exceeds this age limit, you need to change your Kerberos password

Uninstall previous Citrix versions

  1. Navigate to Control Panel >> Programs and Features
  2. Look for Citrix XenApp plugin and/or Citrix ICA client. For each, highlight, and then click Uninstall.
  3. Locate and delete the following folder C:\Users[username]\AppData\Local\Citrix

Install Citrix Receiver Client for Windows

  1. Download the Citrix Receiver client for Windows.

  2. When prompted, choose to Save the installer.

  3. On your Desktop or other download location, or in the browser Downloads window, double-click to launch the Citrix Receiver installer.
    The message may vary depending on the web browser you're using.
    1. Internet Exporer
    2. FireFox
    3. Chrome

  4. Click Install.

      Once installed, continue with "Using Citrix to access applications".

Using Citrix to access applications

  1. Navigate in your web browser, with certificates, to
    With the Citrix Receiver client successfully installed, you should see the Citrix XenApp logon prompt.
  2. Enter your Kerberos username (portion of your MIT email address before the
  3. Enter your Kerberos password (password used to check your MIT email).
    citrix logon

    Result: Applications available from the MIT Citrix servers are displayed.
  4. Click the icon for your selected application.

Note for off-campus users

To access applications via Citrix from off-campus locations or from a private subnet, you will need to connect to the MIT VPN (Virtual Private Network) before connecting to Citrix.

See: VPN at MIT

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September 06, 2018

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