Turbo for Citrix Walkthrough

The Turbo.net subscription feature provides the ability to select applications from the Turbo.net Hub, deploy them instantly with a single command, and have them automatically update as new versions are released. This is ideal for RDS and XenApp servers as you can add this to automated server builds for seamless integration with your existing infrastructure.

To try the Turbo subscription feature for yourself, follow this step-by-step guide.

Topics Covered

  1. Creating an organization
  2. Setting up a channel
  3. Subscribing to the channel

Step 1: Creating an Organization

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Navigate to https://www.turbo.net/ and then Click on Sign In.

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Enter your username and password and then click the Sign In button.  If you do not have a Turbo account, click the Sign Up link to create an account.

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Navigate to your profile and click Manage Organizations.

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Click New Organization.

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Enter an Organization name and Contact email then click Create Organization.

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Click Edit on the Manage tab to upload your organization’s logo.

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Enter a Full Name and Email address for your organization. Optionally you may also enter a Description and information for your Social Accounts.

Click Update.

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Update account information, such as Payment Information, by browsing the other management settings.

 

Step 2: Setting up a Channel

Now that the organization is configured, we need to set up the applications that will be part of the subscription.

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From the Hub, select Browsers and add some browsers to the channel.

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When you identify an application that you would like to add to your subscription, hover your mouse over the application and click Add. You can have both self-updating applications and legacy versions of applications depending on your specific needs.

In the above image, you can see Chrome Latest, by expanding this you will see all available versions of Chrome. When adding applications, select a Latest version, to receive automatic updates so that application is always patched.  Select a specific version, such as Chrome 43, to keep the version unchanged.

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Various configuration options can be set, which we will explain in an upcoming article. For this walkthrough, just click Save.

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Navigate to Home to see the full list of applications in the channel.

Step 3: Subscribing to the Channel

Great! Now that the organization is ready and we have a channel configured, let’s subscribe to the channel on the XenApp server.

Launch the Command Prompt.

### Install the Turbo Client for all users
>C:\> turbo-plugin.exe --all-users

Download the latest Turbo Client from http://start.turbo.net/install.

Install turbo-plugin.exe with --all-users to make the client available for all users on the machine.  This is critical in a shared user environment such as XenApp or RDS.

### Run Turbo subscribe
> turbo subscribe --all-users <org/users>

Enter turbo subscribe --all-users <org> in the command prompt to subscribe to your organization’s applications.

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Enter turbo subscribe --all-users <user> in the command prompt to subscribe to your applications.

The --all-users flag makes your applications available for all users on the machine.

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Shortcuts for all subscribed applications will be created in your Start menu.

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In Citrix Studio, click Create Application to go through the application wizard.

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You will find your subscribed applications in the application discovery results.  Simply select those that you desire and complete the wizard.

Once added, the applications will be available to the assigned users in Citrix StoreFront.

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Once added, the applications will be available to the assigned users in Citrix StoreFront.

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By clicking on the subscribed application in Citrix StoreFront, it will launch just as if it had been installed locally.