Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to disable Citrix desktop auto launch in StoreFront

I'm not sure why Citrix thought it would be a good idea to automatically launch a published desktop in the Citrix Receiver for Web (StoreWeb) site in StoreFront and assumed that users wouldn't want to launch an application instead. It seems logical to not auto launch a desktop and have the administrator edit this config file value if they DO want it to auto launch.

To disable desktop auto launch:
Complete the following steps to disable the desktop launch:
  1. Go to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\StoreWeb directory.
  2. Open the Web.config file with notepad.
  3. Set the autoLaunchDesktop parameter to “false”.
autoLaunchDesktop
  1. Save the web.config file.