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5.3

Citrix WebInterface 5.3 on IIS7

While configuring a Citrix NetScaler 9.2 in conjunction with WebInterface 5.3 I received the following error message when executing a published application.

An error occurred while trying to access the requested resource.

I thought to myself….no problemo, since I blogged about this problem before (source). This solution didn’t help. After changing the RequireLaunchReference value I still receive the error while opening an application. The only difference is that the event viewer message isn’t generated anymore.

After searching the internet I found another Citrix knowledge base article, called “Application Launch Failure in Web Interface 5.0 through 5.3”. This article provided me with the solution.

It looks like IIS 7 differs quite a lot from earlier versions. Citrix’s background on the problem:

It is currently suggested not to run .NET 1.1 or .NET 4.0 on a windows 2008 Web Interface server that is using Web interface 5.0 through 5.3. The .Net Framework 2.0 common language runtimes will be used in conjunction with the 3.0 and 3.5.

Don’t ask me what it is, because I don’t know. Switches, routers, firewall and other networking components don’t use Microsoft .NET…..

Citrix Web Interface 5.3: An error occurred while making the requested connection

I tried to configure a Citrix Web Interface 5.3 server in conjunction with Citrix Presentation Server / XenApp 4.0 and a NetScaler. It is possible to login, but I cannot launch an application. When trying to launch an application I receive the following error message:

An error occurred while making the requested connection

I found an related article on the Citrix website. This article applies to Web Interface 5.2, but also works for Web Interface 5.3 The symptoms in the EventViewer for Web Interface 5.3 are different, but gives me more specifications about the problem. In the event log of the Web Interface 5.3 server you will receive the following error message.

webinterface_launch_reference

After changing the RequireLaunchReference parameter in \inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\XenApp\Conf\WebInterface.conf applications can be launched without any problems.

Add On: if the above solution doesn’t work, then a second solution for this problem can be found here