How to Install and Configure Citrix At Home


Many end users in the LSUHSC-S community have expressed an interest in accessing Peoplesoft at home. Although we don't support this or home systems, this instructional article will take you through some steps to start you on your way.

Note: follow the below instructions at your own risk!

On your home computer, after establishing an internet connection via your internet service provider, go to http://www.citrix.com. At the top of the Citrix homepage, click on Downloads, then in the left pane, click on ICA Clients under the section titled Citrix Metaframe. On the next page under Windows, click 32 Bit Clients. The end-user license agreement will then appear to which you may select ‘yes’ if you agree after reading the license. You will be taken to the 32 Bit download page which supports Windows XP, 2000, NT, Me, 98, and 95.

Select Full PN Version 6.31.1051 (executable) (3.2 MB in size).

Choose Open. The Citrix ICA 32 Bit Windows Client InstallShield Wizard will open and you should click Next.

At the Welcome to ICA Setup screen, click Next

On the File Download screen, click Open.

There will be another license agreement page to which you may select ‘Yes’ if you agree after reading.

Click Next for Citrix to install itself into a folder under Program Files.

Click Next to create a program group called Citrix Program Neighborhood.

Click Next again to accept the default client name and then ‘OK’ to finish the installation.

You should now see a shortcut to the Citrix Program Neighborhood inside of the Citrix ICA Client Folder. Close out this window. On your desktop, there should be a Citrix Program Neighborhood icon. Double left click this icon and open the folder to see the Add ICA Connection icon. Click on File and select Custom Connections Settings.


Under the Connection tab, under Default Server Location, select TCP/IP for Network Protocol.

Instead of Auto-Locate under address list, select Add and add the following servers one at a time (without the commas): appsrv01.lsuhsc.edu, appsrv02.lsuhsc.edu, and appsrv03.lsuhsc.edu.

Click OK, and inside the Citrix Program Neighborhood double-click Add New ICA Connection. Select Local Area Network as the type of connection. Click Next.

Leave the description box blank. In the middle of the screen, make sure TCP/IP is the selected Protocol. On the lower part of the screen, click in the circle beside Published Application. Click on the down arrow and select PSDesktop from the list. If you do not see PSDesktop as an option, click the Back button and change the type of connection to Wide Area Network. Click Next.

At the next screen, click the circle beside ‘View in a Remote Desktop Window’ and click Next. Leave the Username and Password boxes blank. In the domain line, type LSUMC-MASTER. Click in the box beside Save Password to deselect it and click Next. On the next screen, for Windows Colors, click in the box beside User Defaults to deselect it and select 256 colors. Under Window Size, click on User Defaults to deselect it. Choose 800 x 600 for the size. Click Next and Finish. This will take you to the Citrix Program Neighborhood window where you will see a PS Desktop icon. Right click on this icon and left click on Create Desktop Shortcut. Click ok if you get an error message about the shortcut not being placed on the desktop.

If you did get an error message about the shortcut, do the following:

You have now successfully installed and configured Citrix to access PS Desktop.  Although we can not provide support for this setup, it can be used to access Peoplesoft at home. You will log in just like you do at work using your same logon id and password, provided you have connected to your ISP.

Remember, NEVER CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD INSIDE OF PS DESKTOP.



For assistance with this or any other question or problem, please call the Desktop Support Helpdesk at x55470, menu option #2, or email us at SHV PC HELPDESK