Citrix Storefront KEYWORDS

It is possible to use multiple KEYWORDS per Desktop or Application. This can be done by specifying more than one keyword in the published application or desktop.

  1. Open Citrix Studio
  2. Go to the Delivery Groups and select the delivery group you want to set the KEYWORDS on or go to the Applications tab
  3. Select the app you want and select edit
  4. Select User Settings and add the desired key words to the description box
  5. Add multiple keywords separating them by a single space: KEYWORDS:Auto Featured
  6. Click OK

Auto: Automatic subscription to an app or desktop for a user. The app or desktop will have an automatic subscription in the Citrix Receiver of a user. i.e. If we publish a desktop and want that desktop to be visible to a new end user without requiring any action on the user side. If you want the app or desktop to be sticky please read this blog by Citrix.

Featured: This option enables the admin to put certain apps or desktops in a feature list which will be visible in Citrix Receiver. Especially  when you have many apps and you want to highlight certain apps this is a convenient feature

Prefer: Prefer can be used to specify that the locally installed version of an application should be used in preference to the equivalent delivered instance (published application)if both are available. So the locally installed app will be started instead off the published application

TreatAsApp: This will force Citrix Receiver to treat a published desktop as an application. This means that in the Receiver for Web the Desktop is treated as an app and there is no need to switch views (Apps or Desktops)

Primary: This keyword cooperates with the next keyword “Secondary”. This keyword is usefull when using a dual site setup. F.e. you have an application published in both sites and published using the same name but you want the users of that app to stay in site A. Only when Site A is not able to delivery the app from Site a the App displayed will be from site B. This is completly transparant to the end user.A nice read for an active active datacenter is the link to this Citrix blog “Active/Active GSLB for XenDesktop – A Practical Approach (Part 1)”

Secondary: Opposite to the keyword Primary

Mandatory: Similar to Auto but with the difference that this application cannot be unsubscribed by the user. The user cannot remove the mandatory application from the receiver main screen

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