ICYMI: A few notes about the Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility

The Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility is no longer needed, as it’s part of the CitrixReceiver.exe nowadays.

The Citrix Receiver Clean-Up Utility has been my biggest friend for a while. It helps you to recover broken Citrix Receiver installations on Microsoft Windows. Before I knew it, I sometimes even reinstalled Windows to get Citrix Receiver back to work. Good old days.
But after many years a trustful friendship came to an end. Citrix included the functionality of the Receiver Clean-Up Utility into the Citrix Receiver Setup a while ago.

If you use a CitrixReceiver.exe Setup which is >4.4 then there is a new command line argument, which acts like Receiver Clean-Up Utility:


This is explained in detail in the Citrix eDocs:

Of course you can still use the /silent switch together with /rcu and don’t forget /includeSSON if you want to use Single-Sign-On in your environment:

CitrixReceiver.exe /ruc /silent /includeSSON

The Citrix knowledge base article about Receiver Clean-Up Utility CTX137494 has been update accordingly and still holds the old documentation. But the recommend way, is to use the /rcu switch from the Receiver Setup.

This post was previously posted on mycugc.org.

Author: Marco

Marco is an IT-System administrator and IT-Consultant with 10+ years experience. He is specialized in the delivery of virtual Apps and Desktops with Citrix solutions. In 2017 he has been awarded Citrix Technology Advocate by Citrix for his community work (#CTA). His second core area is availability & performance monitoring with Zabbix, a leading open-source solution. His employer is the German IT-Company ANAXCO, which is developing a Transport Management Software (TMS) based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. More about Marco

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.