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Communication Ports Used by Citrix Technologies *updated

Fred Donovan from Citrix have updated the whitepaper – Communication Ports Used by Citrix Technologies to version 1.5 (April 2011)


This document provides an overview of ports that are used by Citrix components and must be considered as part of Virtual Computing architecture, especially if communication traffic traverses network components such as firewalls or proxy servers, where ports must be opened to ensure communication flow.


The assignments are listed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), updated regularly, and revised when new information is available and new assignments are made. The specific location of the port numbers list is available at the following Web site:

Microsoft Article “Network Ports Used by Key Microsoft Server Products”.

Microsoft Article ID 832017 “Service overview and network port requirements for the Windows Server system”.

Download WhitePaper – Communication Ports Used by Citrix Technologies here

Overview – Supported Databases for Citrix Products

I recommend that you look at this chart if you are in doubt about which database you want to use with a Citrix product, this chart gives you a quick overview in red and green colours ;o)

Citrix is committed to ensuring that their products function with the latest Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM databases and clients. Citrix will supply best efforts to ensure compatibility with upcoming database releases. New versions of supported databases (SQL, Oracle, or DB2) released after our products have been released should work. However, Citrix recommends creating a test environment to ensure there are no unforeseen issues related to changes made to the new version or update of the third-party product. Individuals wishing to use the new release with current Citrix products should perform their own testing before using the platform. Citrix does not support any BETA versions of third-party products. Attached to this article is a chart of the tested and supported databases for the following Citrix products:

  • XenApp 6.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008
  • XenApp 5.0/Presentation Server 4.5 for Windows Server 2003 (IMA store, Configuration Logging, Resource Manager, and Resource Manager Summary Database)
  • Power and Capacity Management XenApp 6
  • Power and Capacity Management XenApp 5
  • XenApp Fundamentals 6.0
  • XenApp Fundamentals 3.0
  • XenApp Fundamentals 2.0
  • XenDesktop 5.0
  • XenDesktop 4.0
  • XenDesktop 3.0
  • SmartAuditor 1.3
  • SmartAuditor 1.2
  • SmartAuditor 1.1
  • Provisioning Services 5.6
  • Provisioning Services 5.1
  • Provisioning Services 5.0
  • Advanced Access Control 4.5
  • EdgeSight 5.3
  • EdgeSight 5.2.1
  • EdgeSight 5.1 Service Pack 1
  • EdgeSight for NetScaler

This is a living document; it will be updated as new information becomes available.

Download the Database Chart  for Citrix Products here

Citrix Workflow Studio 2.5.0

New features in Citrix Workflow Studio 2.5.0

  • Expanded platform support (Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2; SQL 2008; PowerShell 2.0; .NET 4.0)
  • New activity libraries for Hyper-V and SQL
  • Numerous improvements to existing activity libraries
  • Expanded security roles
  • Performance improvements
  • Enhanced usability for workflow properties

Click here to download Citrix Workflow Studio 2.5.0