Citrix Receiver Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Citrix Receiver is a digital workspace software platform developed by Citrix Systems that allows multiple users to remotely access and operate Microsoft Windows desktops running in a datacenter or a public or private cloud, via devices located elsewhere. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Citrix Receiver from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Citrix Receiver Silently

Citrix Receiver Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the CitrixReceiver.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Citrix Receiver entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Citrix Receiver
Vendor:Citrix Systems, Inc.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot
Silent Uninstall Switch:See Uninstall Section Below
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change the Default Citrix Receiver Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Citrix Receiver to “C:\Citrix\Citrix Receiver”

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot INSTALLDIR="C:\Citrix\Citrix Receiver"

Install One or More of the Specified Citrix Receiver Components

ReceiverInside, ICA_Client and AM are installed by default when installing the Citrix Receiver.

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot ADDLOCAL="ReceiverInside,ICA_Client,AM,SELFSERVICE,USB,DesktopViewer,Flash,Vd3d,WebHelper

Disable the Citrix Receiver Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /EnableCEIP=false

Install the Single Sign-On Component for Domain Pass-Through Logon

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /includeSSON

Install Single Sign-On but Disable Capture of Logon Credentials

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /includeSSON LOGON_CREDENTIAL_CAPTURE_ENABLE=No

Enable Citrix Receiver Single Sign-On

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /includeSSON ENABLE_SSON=Yes

Disable Citrix Receiver Single Sign-On

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /includeSSON ENABLE_SSON=No

Install Citrix Receiver in NonSelfServiceMode

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot SELFSERVICEMODE=false

Enable Citrix Receiver Manual Update

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /AutoUpdateCheck=manual

Disable Citrix Receiver Auto Update

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /AutoUpdateCheck=disabled

Choose the Citrix Receiver Long Term Service Release Stream

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /AutoUpdateStream=LTSR

Defer Citrix Receiver Auto Update

In this example, I’m allowing Citrix Receiver Auto Update to be deferred two times.

CitrixReceiver.exe /silent /noreboot /DeferUpdateCount=2

How to Uninstall the Citrix Receiver Silently

Check out the Citrix Receiver Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

Option 1 – Citrix Receiver Uninstall Strings

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
"%ProgramData%\Citrix\Citrix online plug-in\TrolleyExpress.exe" /uninstall /cleanup
"%ProgramData%\Citrix\Citrix Receiver\TrolleyExpress.exe" /uninstall /cleanup /silent
"%ProgramData%\Citrix\Citrix Receiver X.XX\TrolleyExpress.exe" /uninstall /cleanup /silent

Option 2 – Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility

The Receiver Clean-Up Utility removes components, files, and registry values of Online Plug-in 11.x, 12.x, and Receiver for Windows 3.x, 4.x (Online Plugin-in 13.x, 14.x). This includes the Offline Plug-in component if installed and HDX RealTime Media Engine if installed.

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the ReceiverCleanupUtility.exe to the C:\Downloads folder
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
ReceiverCleanupUtility.exe /silent

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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