What is Citrix Receiver?

Citrix Receiver is a program that hosts a set of applications online, allowing users to use and interact with the applications securely and remotely, without having to have the actual application on their computer. Applications presented using Citrix Receiver can be accessed using any computer with an internet connection, and users can be given access to new applications without having to install each individually. Off-campus access requires the use of the VPN. More about the VPN and its use can be found here.

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The xen.colby.edu web page (above). Note: Applications and Desktop tabs can be accessed just below the Search bar.

 

Macintosh

  1. In a web browser, go to https://xen.colby.edu
  2. Once at the log in screen, enter your Colby username and password
  3. You can then double-click programs to start them.

If you can’t start a program by double clicking it, or if you get a message asking you to install a Citrix program to your computer, you may need to install the Citrix Receiver on your computer:

  1. On your desktop, click on finder. Under the Go tab on the top bar, click Connect to server
  2. Enter smb://filer.colby.edu/Software
  3. Go to Macintosh > Citrix Receiver
  4. Double click CitrixReceiver.dmg
  5. In the Installer window, double click Install Citrix Receiver
  6. Follow the installer instructions
  7. Upon completion, programs in the xen.colby.edu web page should run.

If logging on from a personal computer, you be asked for your credentials at some point. Enter your Colby username and password.

 

Windows

  1. In a web browser, go to xen.colby.edu
  2. In the login screen, enter your Colby username and password
  3. You can then double-click programs to start them.

If you can’t start a program by double-clicking it, or if you get a message asking you to install a Citrix program to your computer, you may need to install the Citrix Receiver on your computer:

  1. Click on the Start menu, and in the search bar type \\Filer\Software
  2. Open  Windows > CitrixReceiver and double click CitrixReceiver
  3. Follow the instructions on the installer window that pops up
  4. If a popup asks for your work email or server address, enter xen.colby.edu and click OK
  5. If a popup asks you to log on to xen.colby.edu, enter your Colby username (minus @colby.edu) and your Colby password
  6. Upon completion, programs in the xen.colby.edu web page w run.

If logging on from a personal computer, you may be asked for your credentials at some point. Enter your colby username and your colby password.