Local Drives -Mapping OR No Mapping Policy Please

Posted on 2006-05-29
Last Modified: 2009-02-25
Good Evening

I am using a Citrix environment across approx 65 remote sites for 300+ users. We have 6 presentation servers, 2 web servers and a secure gateway.

At present we dont allow local drives to be mapped. The reason for this is to reduce the amount of bandwidth used by each session and to prevent users from saving docs to their local hard drives on company computers (obvious reasons for this, docs dont get backed up etc). The only drive that the user can see from a Citrix application is a central store on the same LAN as the Citrix boxes (which does get backed up).- they can also see this same location from their local desktop.

However, we have now published work folders and iNotes (Lotus Notes) via The Secure Gateway to allow users to connect from home and work on files / view emails etc. However, as local drive mapping is disabled the user doesn't have the ability to copy docs to their home pc or to attach and detach documents via iNotes to and from their home machine.

To cut a long story short, I need a Citrix logon policy that says "If you are using the Secure Gateway then enable local drive mapping, if the users is on the WAN (ie they have an IP starting with 192.168) disable local drive mapping"

Any ideas?
Question by:hertel-dev
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    Accepted Solution

    After creating a policy you apply it to certain users or groups - or you can apply it to certain Servers, IP Addresses, or Client Names.  So create a new policy to allow drive mapping and make sure the priority of this policy is higher than your other policy that prevents drive mapping.

    Basically you will have this:

    Policy 1: Enable local drive mappings for these certain IP Address ranges
    Policy 2: Disable local drive mappings for everyone.

    Policy 1 will override policy 2 AS LONG AS it is set as a higher priority (higher in the list basically).  Howerver if the user is not within that IP range then only Policy 2 will be applied and drive mappings will be disabled.


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