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 Lab of Citrix XenApp 5.0         CitrixXA5EVA_VHD.exe
File Size: 2,65 GB

Citrix Trial Evaluation Lab of Citrix XenApp 6.0         CitrixXA6EVA.exe
File Size: 2,87 GB


XenApp 6.5 ISO for Windows Server 2008 R2         XA6.5_2008R2_ML_1.iso
MD5: C1812E24CA567184C28A6E0B69A31C08
File Size: 4.40GB

XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2 Components Common to all Editions
MD5: 3f5532a9248aa257bf654cf365277481
File Size: 325 MB

Download XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hotfix Rollup Pack 2 (HRP02)         XA650W2K8R2X64R02.msp
File Size: 32.3MB

Installation Manager for Windows Server 2008 R2
File Size: 2.95MB

XenDesktop 7.1 ISO         XenDesktop7_1.iso
File Size: 2,69 GB

XENDESKTOP 7.5 ISO (Now called Xenapp and Xendesktop 7.5)         XenApp_and_XenDesktop7_5.iso
File Size: 2,80 GB _XenDesktop7_5.iso


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          Hotfix 23KB
Hotfix          Hotfix 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

XenServer 6.0

XenServer 6.2

Xenserver 6.20 Install ISO         XenServer-6.2.0-install-cd.iso
File Size: 563 MB

Xenserver 6.20
MD5: 8b7efba4a7f622f8b54c3251992492df
File Size: 552MB

XenServer 6.5 XenCenter

XenCenter 6.2.0         XenServer-6.2.0-XenCenter.msi
File Size: 48,5 MB

XenServer 6.5

XenServer 6.5 Install ISO 576MB

XenServer 6.5 XenCenter

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

XenServer 6.5 Hotfixes 52MB 111MB 30MB 3.2MB 10MB 14MB

XenServer 6.5 SP1

XenServer 6.5 SP1 Install 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 3.5MB 111MB 14MB 103MB 14MB 14MB 112MB 14MB 13MB 1.7MB 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 7.0 ISO
MD5: c14125d321909ba9e410697f1fe8c849
File Size: 583MB


Universal Print Server
MD5: 943bc55721e6b7ad0e1ea6d8a03b3675
File Size: 98.2MB

Group Policy Update
MD5: 97c96419a2f01112f0c8dafd9ea80899
File Size: 26.2MB

HDX™ RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft® Lync® 2010
MD5: 86d8aa1336039698f9c2226132905f0a
File Size: 74.2MB

Profile Management 5.0
File Size: 4.7MB

AppDNA 6.1 Trial         Citrix-AppDNA-Trial.msi

AppDNA 6.1 with Quick DB Install Option         Citrix-AppDNA-Quick-DB-Installation-Trial.msi


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 ( 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 🙂