Configuring Citrix Receiver/Online Plug-in via Group Policy

To automatically configure Citrix Receiver or Online Plug-in with the Web Server Address on client computers you can utilise Group Policy Preferences to create the necessary registry key.

  • Create a new or modify an existing GPO and browse to Computer Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry

  • Create “New” > “Registry Item”

Action – Replace


Key Path – SOFTWARE\Citrix\PNAgent (32-bit client computers) OR

Key Path – SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\PNAgent (64-bit client computers)

Value Name – ServerURL

Value Type – REG_SZ

Value Data – http://SERVERNAME/Citrix/PNagent/config.xml

  • Click OK to finish
  • Once the Group Policies have been refreshed on the client computers, the registry entries should have been enforced.

  • Running the Citrix Online Plug-in should reveal the setting changes have been applied.


2 thoughts on “Configuring Citrix Receiver/Online Plug-in via Group Policy”

  1. Great! Thank you for this solution, it saved a lot of my time. But if you have already set the server address for the agents, it will not be overwritten. I found out that you need to make another RegKey in this GPO:

    DELETE “HKCU\Software\Citrix\ServerURLCopy” (or “HKCU\Software\Wow6432Node\Citrix\ServerURLCopy” for x64)

    This key has to be deleted first, your key mentioned above comes second.

    With these two RegKeys your Citrix agent will work like a charm… 😉


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