SLAC's Citrix farm was upgraded to a new software release in September 2010. Presentation Server 4.0 was the previous version of the server farm and XenApp 6.0 is the new version.
On March 9th, 2011, the XenApp 6.0 farm will have the following URL: https://citrix.slac.stanford.edu
The current Presentation Server 4.0 farm will have the following URL: https://zcitrix.slac.stanford.edu
Until April 8th, 2011, both server farms will be available and users can connect to either. After that date, only the new server farm will be available.
Using the new Citrix farm should be as easy as with the previous farm: All the published applications on the Presentation Server farm are on the new farm and you can still launch a Windows desktop on your Windows PC or a few simple steps to configure your non SLAC machine.
After log in to the Web Portal via https://citrix.slac.stanford.edu, the web interface will automatically offers you the latest XenApp client. Alternatively, the Windows client is available on the Xweb, and clients for Windows, Linux and other operating systems are available on the Citrix download site. Please see the detailed instructions for step-by-step instructions on downloading and installing the latest client:
Connect To The New Web Site Address
In order to connect to the new Citrix farm, you will need to point your browser to: https://citrix.slac.stanford.edu. As with the earlier Citrix farm, this site is available off-site from any internet-connected machine.
What changes will I see with the new version of Citrix XenApp 6.0?
Windows 2008 Desktop instead of Windows 2003 Desktop
When you logged into Citrix before, you worked on a Windows 2003 Server desktop. This version you will be logging into a Windows 2008 R2 Server desktop. This desktop is more similar to a Windows 7.0 desktop and looks like the image below. Click on the image for a larger version.
The Presentation Server desktop was a Windows 2003 desktop which looked slightly different. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Although the desktops look slightly different, all of the applications you had access to with Presentation Server 4.0 will be available with XenApp 6.0.
Owner: Windows Infrastructure Group