Citrix Download Files

A new trend that has been going on is limiting or making it impossible for administrators to download and test software. Not only do you need to make an account, and log on, often several download files are not present anymore, or simply locked because not authorised. Sometimes it looks like you need to buy the software before you can even try it. I don’t think that is how Trial software is supposed to work.

Citrix and VMware excel in this needingless effort to prevent adminstrators to set up their own labs at home. It should seriously be the other way around: provide Certified administrators with online labs accessible worldwide. 

Therefore I posted some direct downloads I have encountered. Note they work today, 31-oct-2013, so no garantee for tomorrow. Note: Updated 07-dec-2014. Seems all links still work.
I hope and I’m sure some people will be glad to download it. If it did make you happy, I would be pleased with any feedback below. 

Citrix Download Files

 

CITRIX TRIAL EVALUATION LABS

Citrix Trial Evaluation Lab of Citrix XenApp 5.0         CitrixXA5EVA_VHD.exe
File Size: 2,65 GB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/akdlm/6132/CitrixXA5EVA_VHD.exe

Citrix Trial Evaluation Lab of Citrix XenApp 6.0         CitrixXA6EVA.exe
File Size: 2,87 GB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/akdlm/6131/CitrixXA6EVA.exe

XENAPP / XENDESKTOP

XenApp 6.5 ISO for Windows Server 2008 R2         XA6.5_2008R2_ML_1.iso
MD5: C1812E24CA567184C28A6E0B69A31C08
File Size: 4.40GB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/6496/XA6.5_2008R2_ML_1.iso

XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 Components Common to all Editions         XA6_5FP2.zip
MD5: 3f5532a9248aa257bf654cf365277481
File Size: 325 MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/8039/XA6_5FP2.zip

Download XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hotfix Rollup Pack 2 (HRP02)         XA650W2K8R2X64R02.msp
File Size: 32.3MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/8034/XA650W2K8R2X64R02.msp

Installation Manager for Windows Server 2008 R2         IM_2008_R2.zip
File Size: 2.95MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/5018/IM_2008_R2.zip

XenDesktop 7.1 ISO         XenDesktop7_1.iso
File Size: 2,69 GB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/8502/XenDesktop7_1.iso

XENDESKTOP 7.5 ISO (Now called Xenapp and Xendesktop 7.5)         XenApp_and_XenDesktop7_5.iso
File Size: 2,80 GB
http://s3.amazonaws.com/citrix-cloudworks/XenApp_and _XenDesktop7_5.iso

XENSERVER

XenServer 5 PDFs

XenServer-5.0.0-guest.pdf         XenServer-5.0.0-guest.pdf 322KB

XenServer 5.5 Install ISO

FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-install-cd.iso          FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-install-cd.iso336 MB
FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-linux-cd.iso         FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-linux-cd.iso 127MB
XenServer-5.5.0-source-1.iso         XenServer-5.5.0-source-1.iso 777MB

XenServer 5.5 XenCenter

FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-XenCenter.msi         FREE_XenServer-5.5.0-XenCenter.msi 8MB

XenServer 5.5 Hotfixes

Hotfix XS55E001.zip          Hotfix XS55E001.zip 23KB
Hotfix XS55E002.zip          Hotfix XS55E002.zip 538KB

XenServer 5.5 PDFs

XenServer-5.5.0-installation.pdf         XenServer-5.5.0-installation.pdf 254KB
XenServer-5.5.0-reference.pdf          XenServer-5.5.0-reference.pdf 3MB
XenServer-5.5.0-releasenotes.pdf          XenServer-5.5.0-releasenotes.pdf 81KB

XenServer 5.6

Xenserver 5.6.0 ISO         XenServer-5.6.0-install-cd.iso
File Size: 432 MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/akdlm/5158/XenServer-5.6.0-install-cd.iso

XenServer 6.0

XenServer 6.2

Xenserver 6.20 Install ISO         XenServer-6.2.0-install-cd.iso
File Size: 563 MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/akdlm/8159/XenServer-6.2.0-install-cd.iso

Xenserver 6.20         XenServer6.2.zip
MD5: 8b7efba4a7f622f8b54c3251992492df
File Size: 552MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/7887/XenServer6.2.zip

XenServer 6.5 XenCenter

XenCenter 6.2.0         XenServer-6.2.0-XenCenter.msi
File Size: 48,5 MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/akdlm/8160/XenServer-6.2.0-XenCenter.msi

XenServer 6.5

XenServer 6.5 Install ISO

XenServer-6.5.0-xenserver.org-install-cd.iso         XenServer-6.5.0-xenserver.org-install-cd.iso 576MB

XenServer 6.5 XenCenter

XenServer-6.5.0-XenCenterSetup.exe         XenServer-6.5.0-XenCenterSetup.exe 53MB

XenServer 6.5 Hotfixes

XS65E001.zip         XS65E001.zip 52MB
XS65E002.zip         XS65E002.zip 111MB
XS65E003.zip         XS65E003.zip 30MB
XS65E005.zip         XS65E005.zip 3.2MB
XS65E006.zip         XS65E006.zip 10MB
XS65E010.zip         XS65E010.zip 14MB

XenServer 6.5 SP1

XenServer 6.5 SP1 Install

XS65ESP1.zip          XS65ESP1.zip 379 MB

XenServer 6.5 SP1 XenCenter

XenServer-6.5.0-SP1-XenCenterSetup.exe          XenServer-6.5.0-SP1-XenCenterSetup.exe 53 MB

XenServer 6.5 SP1 Hotfixes

XS65ESP1002.zip         XS65ESP1002.zip 3.5MB
XS65ESP1003.zip         XS65ESP1003.zip 111MB
XS65ESP1004.zip         XS65ESP1004.zip 14MB
XS65ESP1005.zip         XS65ESP1005.zip 103MB
XS65ESP1008.zip         XS65ESP1008.zip 14MB
XS65ESP1009.zip         XS65ESP1009.zip 14MB
XS65ESP1010.zip         XS65ESP1010.zip 112MB
XS65ESP1011.zip         XS65ESP1011.zip 14MB
XS65ESP1012.zip         XS65ESP1012.zip 13MB
XS65ESP1013.zip         XS65ESP1013.zip 1.7MB
XS65ESP1014.zip         XS65ESP1014.zip 14MB

XenServer 6.5 PDFs

XenServer-6.5.0_WLB Quick Start Guide.pdf         XenServer-6.5.0_WLB Quick Start Guide.pdf 856KB

PROVISIONING SERVICES

Provisioning Services 7.0 ISO         ProvisioningServices.zip
MD5: c14125d321909ba9e410697f1fe8c849
File Size: 583MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/7888/ProvisioningServices.zip

MISCELLANOUS

Universal Print Server          UniversalPrintServer1.0.zip
MD5: 943bc55721e6b7ad0e1ea6d8a03b3675
File Size: 98.2MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/7016/UniversalPrintServer1.0.zip

Group Policy Update         GroupPolicyManagement1.7.zip
MD5: 97c96419a2f01112f0c8dafd9ea80899
File Size: 26.2MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/7115/GroupPolicyManagement1.7.zip

HDX™ RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft® Lync® 2010         OptimizationPackforMicrosoft_Lync.zip
MD5: 86d8aa1336039698f9c2226132905f0a
File Size: 74.2MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/6914/OptimizationPackforMicrosoft_Lync.zip

Profile Management 5.0         ProfileMgmt-5.0.0.zip
File Size: 4.7MB
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/7890/ProfileMgmt-5.0.0.zip

AppDNA 6.1 Trial         Citrix-AppDNA-Trial.msi
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/8485/Citrix-AppDNA-Trial.msi

AppDNA 6.1 with Quick DB Install Option         Citrix-AppDNA-Quick-DB-Installation-Trial.msi
http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/8486/Citrix-AppDNA-Quick-DB-Installation-Trial.msi

CITRIX RECEIVER DOWNLOADS

Looking for old Citrix Receiver downloads?  Check out the more than 50 versions you can download  here:
Old Citrix Receiver/Clients Download List – The most complete one

How to downloads these big files

Since some files are several GBs. You can use the standard Akamai download manager (java) which is presented to you, but on networks that are not so stable the resume function does not seem to work as it should, and your download suddenly stops. (Update Nov 2014: Citrix seems to have disabled the Akamai download manager for some downloads

What worked nicely for me is to use Free Download Manager (http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm). A spyware free tool which I am using for years now, and does what it is supposed to do. You can even add mirrors, to improve the download speed. Just add the same URL as mirror. This works since the downloadservers are redundantly configured for multiple hundreds of users/downloads at the same time.

Download manager
Free download manager works perfectly to download these large files, most with resume mode enabled.

The download manager can download the file in multiple threads, which speeds up your download drastically. It depends on the server is multiple threads and resume support is enabled. In this case it is.
Now add the same URL as multiple mirror sites to speed up downloading.

Identical mirror for the same file
The same URL is used to add more mirror servers.

threaded downloading of large Citrix files
Free download manager starts several threads to the ISO file.

Resume and threaded download support
And there we go: Resume support and threaded download at a very decent speed: 1,2 MB per second. Hurray!

Note: Sometimes you need to stop the download and restart it to get the full thread download starting.

If Citrix has modified their backend links so that it’s not working anymore, … don’t shoot the messenger 🙂

 

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