Citrix Director – How to Make Director the Default Page within IIS
On a recent project, I needed to create two Citrix Director servers. One for Citrix XenApp 6.5 and the other for XenApp 7.6. I looked for an article from Citrix on making the Director site the default page in IIS and did not find anything. So I have ripped off, I mean borrowed heavily from, the Citrix article How to Make StoreFront the Default Page within IIS to do what I needed done.
Complete the following steps to make a Director Web Site the default page within the IIS site:
On the Director server, copy the following text in a Notepad, as shown in Figure 1.
Select File > Save As, change Save as type to All Files, Type a file name with an html extension, and select Save. I used DirectorHomePage.html, as shown in Figure 2.
Copy the file, as shown in Figure 3.
and Paste to c:\inetpub\wwwroot, as shown in Figure 4.
Click Continue to provide Administrator permission, As shown in Figure 5.
Figure 6 shows the file copied.
Open IIS Manager.
Select the SERVERNAME node (top-level) and double-click Default Document, as shown in Figure 7.
Click Add… in the Actions pane, as shown in Figure 8,
and type the file name of the .html file used earlier, as shown in Figure 9.
Ensure the .html file is located at the top of the list, as shown in Figure 10.
Open an elevated command prompt and run IISRESET, as shown in Figure 11.
Now you can open a browser, go to http(s)://DirectorServerName, and the Director page will automatically open, as shown in Figure 12.