Mainly, the lack of an existing solution.... Sure, they exist now but a little after the fact. We ran into the same problem with proximity printing. Funny thing is, a simple script and a SQL table is all it takes and it works so much better than Citrix's version.
Very cool Steve. You and Joe get all the good projects :) But wouldn't something like a commercial broker (http://www.leostream.com/) do this for you? Then you don't have to worry about the on-going support and maintenance of your app, which can be a legal nightmare. And I guess the new Citrix Desktop Broker being publicly released this month will do as well. I'm just intrigued to know what motivated you to write your own?
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"Steve Greenberg" <steveg@thinclien t.net> To Sent by: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> thin-bounce@freel cc ists.org Subject [THIN] Re: Looking for your 01/09/2006 02:49 Original/Innovative uses for Citrix PM for a presentation I am doing
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One of the interesting things we did recently was create a Citrix solution with custom software that uses the published application functionality of Citrix as a front end to a bank of virtual machines. In this scenario, the software requires it's own XP workstation so we wrote custom software that serves up virtual machines to end users on demand. It tracks sessions in use and hands out available VM's as needed. It also load balances across physical host machines.
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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig http://ThinHelp.com Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:29 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.
Jim Kenzig Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services Provision Networks VIP CEO The Kenzig Group http://www.kenzig.com Blog: http://www.techblink.com Terminal Services Downloads: http://www.thinhelp.com