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Should I remove Citrix Licensing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 11.11% 22.22% 33.33% 22.22%
6.6.0 11.11%

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Citrix Licensing


Citrix Licensing is a software program developed by Citrix Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named citrixlicensing.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 28.78 MB (30,177,280 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Citrix Licensing come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Citrix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\citrix\licensing\ls\web\xslt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{16A4D384-A7A8-4989-BACF-85FF3561FCB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Citrix Licensing

Program executable:citrixlicensing.exe
Name:Citrix Licensing
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{c352b127-f77e-4de5-9038-fd299a48930a}\citrixlicensing.exe
Additional files:
  • citrix.exe - Citrix Licensing (Citrix Daemon)
  • citrix_gtlicensingprov.exe - Citrix_GTLicensingProv Module
  • ctxclusteringhelper.dll - Citrix Clustering Setup Helper
  • ctxlsclustres.dll - Citrix Licensing Clustering Resource Dll
  • ctxlsportsvc.exe - Citrix License Server Port Updater Service
  • default.js
  • fnplmlicenseservermsgs.dll - Flex Net Publisher License Server message file
  • liceventui.dll - Multilingual User Interface Language Package
  • lmadmin.exe (by Flexera Software) - FlexNet Publisher (Flexera Software, Inc.)
  • lmdiag.exe (by Flexera Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (lmutil.exe)
  • lsportutil.dll - License files query and update dll
  • lsportutilui.dll
  • madcapall.js
  • madcapbodyend.js
  • reserve_url.exe - Citrix Licensing URL Reservation Tool
  • udadmin.exe - Citrix Licensing User Device Administration Tool
  • vdxudlic.dll - Citrix Licensing Vendor Daemon Extension for User Device Licensing
  • vendorlicenseservermsgs.dll - Vendor License Server message file

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • ctxlsportsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Citrix Licensing Support Service' (CtxLSPortSvc) "This account controls reading the license files and updating strings with license trailers ( data dictionary functionality)".
  • lmadmin.exe runs as a service named 'Citrix Licensing' (Citrix Licensing) "Provides licensing services for Citrix products".
  • citrix_gtlicensingprov.exe runs as a service named 'Citrix Licensing WMI' (Citrix_GTLicensingProv) "Citrix Licensing WMI Service".

How do I remove Citrix Licensing?

You can uninstall Citrix Licensing from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Citrix Licensing, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Citrix Licensing.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Server 2003 11%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Server 2003 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.71%
  Canada 14.29%
  Singapore 7.14%
  Thailand 7.14%
  Panama 7.14%
  India 7.14%
  Sweden 7.14%
  Italy 7.14%
  United Kingdom 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Intel 12.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Common models
HP Z1 Workstation 11.11%
Acer Aspire M3910 11.11%
Acer E1-510 11.11%
Acer Aspire E5-511 11.11%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 11.11%
Xen HVM domU 11.11%

About Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and cloud computing technologies, including Xen open source products.
Publisher URL: www.citrix.com


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