[THIN] Re: There goes the Neighborhood? what the?

  • From: "Joe Shonk" <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:27:28 -0700

The problem with PN is the configuration and management of it is soooo
decentralized that Admins become paralyzed when it comes time to
upgrade/migrate their farms.  Now they have to consider all the one off
configurations and send some out to fix them.

If you don't want to use PNA (because of file associations) then simply use
WI.  WI in a sense replace PN,  the only thing you lose is the ability to
create custom connects (which is not necessarily a bad thing).  For
troubleshooting purposes,  you could always create a custom .ica or use a
third-party tool.

FYI, with WI you can create shortcuts to the applications on the



From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Holley, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:31 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: There goes the Neighborhood? what the?


I worry that we will lose versatility. In a complex environment the CPN can
be used in a whole slew of different ways. Heck I have even used to create
thin PCs until their hardware dies by making the citrix client the shell. 

What if "every" user doesn't work in your Citrix environment the same way?
For example.I have one department that uses the PNagent for all apps.then I
have others that use the CPN for "one" app. However they all use Web
interface from home and require Office. If I install the PNagnet  on the
local pcs of that department that only runs one app.well.all of a sudden
Pnagent reassociates those peoples local files to run from Citrix.   

I could create multiple office icons that change the associations but to me
it is way easier to publish office globally and use the pnagent for
dedicated departments only.

There are more examples.. What about the "custom ICA" connections?  Does no
one use this? Sometimes a nice way to cover the "one off" customer is to
create a client side setting.

I know that without the versatility of CPN that some customers would never
have agreed to run an app on Citrix at all. 

I may be speaking from an antique view point and need to move on.who knows.
I need more ways to run Citrix not less. 

Mark Holley
Technology Engineering & Deployment Group
City of Jacksonville


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chad Schneider (IT)
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:00 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: There goes the Neighborhood? what the?


If configured properly, it can then use the failover/secondary WI server

>>> On 1/13/2009 at 9:38 AM, <bcoffman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>i am surprised this has taken this long to happen. I stopped using PN back
when the PNAgent came out.  The few times I have used it since then, I have
found it annoying and cumbersome.  Good Riddance.

It looks like this service is dependent on Web Interface - I wonder what it
does if WI is down?

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