Getting Legacy Apps to work on StoreFront 3

With many customers upgrading to Citrix StoreFront – I have been asked several times how you go about getting older Presentation Server 4 farms (Yes, its still out there!!) to work and present the apps inside your StoreFront.

Don’t forget these apps , operating systems and the PS4 platform will be long out of support, but still in use for legacy reasons.

The same fix applies for Web Interface 5.4 and comes from two settings that you need to change – which refer to Launch References.

So, to fix this – If using Web Interface:

Go to your WebInterface.conf on your web interface site – eg:


and change RequireLaunchReference and OverrideIcaClientname to Off and On respectively:


If using StoreFront:

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\Store\web.config  – and search for the two settings – set the same.

Then go to a admin command prompt – and do IISreset.
In StoreFront, add settings for a additional farm under Manage Delivery Controllers.
Then go into your desktop Receiver, and refresh the applications – and test the app works. Above, I tested an old copy of Visio from a 2003 Citrix server with Presentation Server 4.0.through latest StoreFront v 3.