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Citrix Port Check Utility v1.0

Created Date: 8/22/2009

Updated Date: 04/01/2016


***Important*** - Citrix XenDesktop VDA’s do not listen for incoming ICA connections until a client is actually ready to connect as signaled by the DDC. As such, port checking utilities such as this one, cannot be used as a reliable standalone mechanism to validate the connectivity to Citrix XenDesktop VDA’s.

Citrix Port Check Utility is a command-line utility that tests connectivity to a host on a specified port. It can be used to test basic ICA connectivity against Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop machines; however it is not Citrix specific and it can be used to test any machine that listens on a port for incoming connections.


Minimum supported operating system: Windows XP

Installing Citrix Port Check Utility

The Citrix Port Check Utility is a command-line utility and is contained in a single executable (EXE) file. Copy the executable to the desired computer and directory, and run it from there using the CMD.exe.

New in this version:

This is the 1.0 initial release

How to Use Citrix Port Check Utility

Specify the hostname or IP address of the remote machine to be tested, followed by a space, then the port number.


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Security Permissions Required by Citrix Port Check Utility

Administrator’s permissions are required.

Data Modified by Citrix Port Check Utility


How to Undo the Changes Made by Citrix Port Check Utility

Not applicable

Uninstalling Citrix Port Check Utility

Delete the files included with this package

Contact Information

Questions? Concerns? Send any feedback for this tool to supporttools@citrix.com.


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