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Setting Server Location

If your client device is connected to a LAN, use Server Location to get a list of all Citrix servers and published applications on the network.

Server location is a three-step process, as follows:

  1. If you have specified a Citrix server in the Address List box for the network protocol, go to Step 2. If you choose (Auto-Locate) in the Address List box for the network type, the ICA Client broadcasts a Get Nearest Citrix server packet. The address of the first Citrix server to respond is then used in the next step.
  2. The ICA Client sends a request for the server and published application lists to the specified Citrix server address.
  3. The Citrix server responds with a list of all Citrix servers on the network and a list of all published applications.

If Citrix servers are specified in the Address List box, the ICA Client sends a request for the address of the ICA Master Browser to each of the servers listed in the Primary group. If there is no response, requests are sent to each of the servers listed in the Backup 1 group. If there is no response from the Backup 1 group, requests are sent to the servers listed in the Backup 2 group.

Some network configurations using routers or gateways may require you to specify the address of a Citrix server due to broadcast packet filtering in the router or gateway. You can designate a particular Citrix server to eliminate broadcasts on your network.

To add a Citrix Server to the Address List

  1. Choose Settings from the Option menu. Select the Server Location page.
  2. Click Add. The Add Server Address dialog box appears.
  3. Type the name or IP address of a Citrix server and click OK.

If your firewall restricts UDP broadcasts

  1. Choose Settings from the Option menu. Select the Server Location page.
  2. Select TCP/IP + HTTP from the Network Protocol drop-down list.
  3. Click Add to display the Add Server Location Address box.
  4. Type the IP address of a Citrix server, and a recognized port number (the default is port 80).
  5. The server responds with a list of all servers and published applications on the network.