I've told a few people about the project I'm about to describe, and I usually just get blank stares. A few years ago I was working for a large financial firm with 800+ Windows servers, and no Citrix. Two items came together to the same solution: 1) The boss wanted to bring Citrix into the company, and 2) a security audit. Stay with me here, it gets interesting. For some quick background, I was an admin for Windows based servers. Our team was responsible for the hardware and OS, and not much else. We had about 30 terminal servers, and a very large VMWare deployment (largest in the country at the time, ESX 1.5). Most of the servers had an application support team that dealt with everything application related. We built the box/VM, patched it, etc., added the app support team to the local admins, and gave them the box. They were in charge of installation/configuration/maintenance of their own applications. Most accessed their boxes via RDP, some had physical console access, and some had console access via VMWare. The security audit dictated that we remove all local Administrator access, and all console (physical and RDP) access. The tool chosen to do this by management was Citrix. Fortunately for me, this project only got about half-way through the test phase before it was derailed again, and I ended up taking another job, so I didn't get back into it. What this meant though, was that every server would have Citrix installed on it. All application support team functions were to be presented via published applications. This meant a lot of custom scripting, all sorts of strange registry and permission hacks to get "Admin-only" applications to run as normal users, and just a big mess of configuration. Every server was different. It makes for great jaw-dropping looks when I go into details about how everything was supposed to work though! Adam ________________________________ From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 8:29 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Looking for your Original/Innovative uses for Citrix for a presentation I am doing Hi all I am going to be doing a presentation at CSEIT prior to iForum on Getting the most of Citrix/Using Citrix across your organization. I am looking for additional ideas from people on how they have come up with innovative/original new ways to save time and use Citrix in your corporation. I have things like ways of publishing MMC's of AD users, Rdesktops and Exchange Control Panel, Publishing Printers Folder, Web interace mods, CSG/WI usage, etc. Just looking for some other great things people are doing with Citrix Products that they think others may not of thought of that other companies could use. I'll make the whole presentation available after CSEIT to the list. Please post to the list as this could be a great thread also. Include registry hacks, text you used to publish the item, etc. I'll try and give credit where credit is due. Thanks, Jim Kenzig <mailto:web%20at%20kenzig.com> Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services <https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=23AEC72D-4582-47DE-8516-85D40 0AD929A> Provision Networks VIP <http://www.provisionnetworks.com/vipprogram.aspx> CEO The Kenzig Group http://www.kenzig.com <http://www.kenzig.com/> Blog: http://www.techblink.com <http://www.techblink.com/> Terminal Services Downloads: http://www.thinhelp.com <http://www.thinhelp.com/> <https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=23AEC72D-4582-47DE-8516-85D40 0AD929A> "This e-mail may contain confidential and/or legally proprietary material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and delete all copies."