Shortcut targets in Win2K/Citrix interpreted as 8.3 - how to fix?
Posted on 2004-08-18
There are file shortcuts that have been created in a server-based directory, that point to files on another server, so these specific files can be accessed by limited-access users. These shortcuts were created using WinXP Pro.
The shortcuts work fine from any WinXP workstation, but when accessed from a Win2K Citrix Metaframe session, they do not work. Looking at properties of the shortcuts show that the paths and filenames are "long" - more than 8 char. to directories in path, more than 3 char. file extensions. When you look at the shortcut properties from a Win2K Citrix session - the exact same shortcuts in the exact same network folder - the paths and filenames have been converted to 8.3 format.
This is not an issue with the NTFS registry entry for creating 8.3 filenames. I can't find any policy settings that have anything to do with this. It has to be some other issue, but I can't find any tech docs that address this. Does anyone have any ideas for me? I have no compunctions against registry editing - I've been doing it for years.