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Question on upgrading Storefront 3.6 to 3.8


Bruce McDonald

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Hi All,

Judging by this post https://discussions.citrix.com/topic/384990-upgrading-storefront-36-to-38/ I cannot simply upgrade Storefront from 3.6 to 3.8, I would have to uninstall 3.6 first, then install 3.8, is that correct? What about all the settings in 3.6, can these be restored easily? 

 

Is this possible, can I upgrade/install to SF 3.8 but keep my Xenapp environment at v 7.9? Do I need to update/upgrade all my VDA servers or can they stay at 7.9? I am running netscaler vpx 11 too. All I want to do is upgrade SF from 3.6 to 3.8 and nothing else. Its so I can implement this to get around an issue where I have Citrix setup on Okta to SAML SSO and when a user closes their browser tab or logs out of Citrix they cannot get back in unless they shut their browser down.

http://blog.sachathomet.ch/2017/01/03/storefront-allowreloginwithoutbrowserclose/

Thank you.

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Hi 
"Is this possible, can I upgrade/install to SF 3.8 but keep my Xenapp environment at v 7.9? Do I need to update/upgrade all my VDA servers or can they stay at 7.9? "

Storefront is available as a separate download too (https://www.citrix.com/downloads/storefront/) and you can update that piece of software only. Just be aware that version 7.9 of your environment is out of support a long time. Well, the store configuration is stored on the web.config (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\Store) file, but not sure if this is sufficient (and if you can copy that into another StroreFront version) to save that .. would try in a testing lab.

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2 minutes ago, Frank Schifferstein said:

Hi 
"Is this possible, can I upgrade/install to SF 3.8 but keep my Xenapp environment at v 7.9? Do I need to update/upgrade all my VDA servers or can they stay at 7.9? "

Storefront is available as a separate download too (https://www.citrix.com/downloads/storefront/) and you can update that piece of software only. Just be aware that version 7.9 of your environment is out of support a long time. Well, the store configuration is stored on the web.config (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\Store) file, but not sure if this is sufficient (and if you can copy that into another StroreFront version) to save that .. would try in a testing lab.

 

Thanks for your reply Frank, I will try it in my lab first and see how I go.

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So, I downloaded the SF 3.8 version, I ran the exe in my lab, it installed with no issues, it retained my settings and now this works http://blog.sachathomet.ch/2017/01/03/storefront-allowreloginwithoutbrowserclose/  however it has only fixed 50% of my problem. I still cannot logon to my Citrix app through Okta if the Okta tab is left open in chrome once I log out of Citrix, I have to close my browser down and reopen it.

 

I had to reboot my VDA server which is still on 7.9 and now I can launch apps and desktops.

So it looks like this works for me. Does anyone see any major floors in my plan? My new SF upgraded environment would look this,

netscaler vpx 11

Xenapp/VDA 7.9

Storefront 3.8 (upgraded from 3.6)

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