[THIN] Re: XenApp Plug-in 12.1 and connecting to multiple desktops ....

  • From: "Webster" <webster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:06:33 -0600

Take a look at the Citrix Quick Launch tool.  It replaces PN.



Carl Webster

Consultant and Citrix Technology Professional

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Hutchinson, Alan
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:00 AM
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Subject: [THIN] XenApp Plug-in 12.1 and connecting to multiple desktops ....


I'm just starting to look at upgrading the ICA client currently used on our
estate from 10.2 to 12.1 and am foxed by this issue. 


Currently with the 10.2 client we just used PN (no PNA) and Web client. The
web client is used by users with a PC and all our support functions and they
all access the same web site URL. This site is configured for pass through
authentication and the Management Console is configured for custom
administrators using their normal (non-elevated) userids. PN is used by our
higher level support functions to access individual servers and they can
then log in using their elevated credentials. I also have a test site which
requires authentication so that I can log on with one of my test accounts
for any application testing as a standard user.  All well and good.


Clearly the 12.1 client doesn't have a PN component and I'm keen to move to
a PNA environment anyway. Have installed the full 12.1 plug-in on a couple
of test PCs and set up a PNA site and this all works well and I believe it
will satisfy the vast majority of users and most of our support functions.
The issue I have is with adnministrative access to published desktops. I
have set up a.n.other site which requires authentication and when I log in
using my administrator credentials I can see all the desktops that are
published for administrators. Selecting one of the Desktops and it starts as
expected. The problem comes when I connect to another Desktop (from a
different server, with a different name etc.). The first Desktop disappears
and log progresses on the second Desktop. Connection Centre and the Console
shows two Desktops but only one is visible. This happens for all further
Desktop connections.


If I login locally as an Administrator then the PNA shows all Desktops and I
can connect to each without them disappearing !!.


W2K R2 PS4.5

Windows XP SP3 I.E.8 and Windows 7 I.E.8

W.I. 4.6 


Apologies for the length of this.





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