Terminology Nightmare: Citrix XenApp
If you have worked with Citrix software for the past decade, you would have noticed that there was a significant naming convention change.
Brian Madden's blog posted an excellent article describing Citrix client terminology.
The following is a summary of some terminology:
The new name for Citrix Metaframe multi-user version of Windows with remote sessions accessed via the Citrix ICA protocol
- ICA Client
This is the historical name for the client which leverages Citrix ICA protocol to access an application on a Citrix Metaframe server
- XenApp Plug-In
This is the new name of the Citrix ICA Client, which now access Citrix XenApp platform.
- XenApp Receiver
This seems to be a suite of packages facilitating central administration of remote Citrix XenApp Plug-Ins, including features such as centralized authentication.
There are some other clients, which I have not quite worked through the functionality, yet.
- Citrix Online plug-in - Web
- Citrix Online plug-in - Admin
A good reference for Citrix XenApp Documentation is available publicly over the web.
This has been a very odd learning experience.