Installing Citrix StoreFront

The Citrix StoreFront replaces the Citrix Web Interface.  Both StoreFront and Web Interface are supported for the Citrix XenDesktop 7 environment. Do note that Web Interface does not support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2.

Citrix StoreFront provides authentication and resource delivery services for Citrix Receiver.

  • The StoreFront authentication service authenticates users to XenDesktop sites, XenApp farms, and AppController. When a user’s credentials have been validated, the authentication service handles all subsequent interactions to ensure that the user only needs to log on once.
  • StoreFront stores enumerate and aggregate the desktops and applications currently available from XenDesktop sites, XenApp farms, and AppController. Users access stores through Citrix Receiver or a Receiver for Web site.

In this guide, we will install the Citrix StoreFront 2.1.

Insert the XenDesktop 7.1 installation disc and select Citrix StoreFront.
Insert the XenDesktop 7.1 installation disc and select Citrix StoreFront.

Accept the software license agreement and click on the Next button.
Accept the software license agreement and click on the Next button.

Ensure StoreFront component is listed. Click on the Next button.
Ensure StoreFront component is listed. Click on the Next button.

Take note of the firewall ports and open them on your network firewall and Windows Firewall.
Take note of the firewall ports and open them on your network firewall and Windows Firewall.

Review the pre-installation summary then click on the Next button.
Review the pre-installation summary then click on the Next button.

Allow the installation to finish.
Allow the installation to finish.

After successful installation, click on the Finish button.
After successful installation, click on the Finish button.

 

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