Citrix client to server redirection??
Posted on 2004-03-23
Okay, so this is more than likely a simple solution...however, I am not able to figure it out.
I just got through upgrading my Nfuse Classic 1.5 IIS server to Web Interface 2.1...that went flawlessly! Now I am going to go through the process of upgrading all of my LAN/WAN computers to PN agent instead of full PN.
Here is a bit of a background on our setup so that you can understand what I am trying to accomplish:
1) Corporate headquarters (CA) with all servers listed below
2) Las Vegas Branch
3) San Diego Branch
4) Phoenix Branch
5) Various DSL sites that come in via Web Interface
All of these sites are setup with point-to-point VPNs over a full T1
1) File server with ALL branch data on it (Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc)
2) 7 Citrix servers hosting all applications necessary (Windows 2000 server, Citrix Metaframe XPe FR3)
Basically right now we have the remote branches (except the DSL sites) all just using their locally installed copy of Word & Excel to access data on our file server over the WAN. We have seen that this is causing some SERIOUS delay in their performance. As such, we are upgrading to PN Agent and pushing Word & Excel to their desktops as published applications. However, the problem that I have is that people have shortcuts on their desktops, or utilize Windows Explorer to launch items.
And finally, the question:
How can I setup my scenario above so that when someone in Las Vegas double clicks on an Excel file through Explorer that it will launch using PN Agents published Excel 2000? Please give me step by step directions needed on both the server end & client end (if necessary). Remember, these are not going to be files on their C or D drives ever. Along those same lines, what I have read about being able to do this says it is a requirement to be mapping client drives...is that correct if I am not using C or D for the client to server redirection? We have client drive mapping disabled, and would prefer not turn it back on.
Thanks for any suggestions or help you may have. NOTE: If someone can give me step-by-step directions that help me solve this problem in a timely manner (within a day or so), then I will list another question worth 500 points for their taking. I need to learn how to do this so that I can travel to the remote branches and set them up.