Configure name service resolution

During installation of Citrix Gateway, you can use the Citrix Gateway wizard to configure other settings, including name service providers. The name service providers translate the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to an IP address. In the Citrix Gateway wizard, you can configure a DNS or WINS server, set the priority of the DNS lookup, and the number of times to retry the connection to the server.

When you run the Citrix Gateway wizard, you can add a DNS server then. You can add more DNS servers and a WINS server to Citrix Gateway by using a session profile. You can then direct users and groups to connect to a name resolution server that is different from the one you originally used the wizard to configure.

Before configuring an extra DNS server on Citrix Gateway, create a virtual server that acts as a DNS server for name resolution.

Add a DNS or a WINS server within a session profile

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand Citrix Gateway Policies and then click Session.
  2. In the details pane, on the Profiles tab, select a profile and then click Open.
  3. On the Network Configuration tab, do one of the following:
    • To configure a DNS server, next to DNS Virtual Server, click Override Global, select the server, and then click OK.
    • To configure a WINS server, next to WINS Server IP, click Override Global, type the IP address and then click OK.


Responder policies are not evaluated for non-addressable DNS virtual servers attached to the VPN session profile.

Configure name service resolution