Here is a quick tip on upgrading from Citrix StoreFront 2.6 to StoreFront 3.0.

StoreFront 3.0 was just released as part of the latest Feature Packs for XenApp and XenDesktop. I saw a few Citrix Forum posts about upgrading. I looked in the StoreFront 3.0 product documentation, but didn’t find anything on upgrading.

The upgrade process is very similar to the upgrade process for StoreFront from 2.1 to 2.6. There is just one extra step after upgrading, you need to Disable Classic Receiver Experience to enable the new features:

  1. Click Disable Classic Receiver Experience

  2. Read the warning and Click Disable

  1. New Receiver options are now enabled

Upgrade was pretty straight forward from StoreFront 2.6 in a two node deployment running on Windows Server 2012 R2 in my lab.

The Citrix Blogs also has a blog post What’s New in StoreFront 3.0, that mentions in place upgrade from StoreFront 2.6 and enabling the new unified Receiver experience. Also don’t forget to Set Unified Experience as Default to give the Receivers same look and feel as the Receiver for Web.

Update – If you have upgraded with the initial release build of StoreFront 3.0, there have been issues reported with the ugprade. Citrix has pulled that build and released a new one. The new build is available in the StoreFront downloads. To fix Credential Wallet issues after upgrading to StoreFront 3.0 with the initial release build, see Citrix Knowledge Center Article – Issues after Upgrading StoreFront to Version

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