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I have a client that is connecting to a 2003 Terminal Server from a remote office to run their programs.  They are in the process of converting files that are on an ASP running Citrix.  They can connect from the local computer to the Citrix server and have it connect their local drives just fine.  The problem is we need them to connect to the Terminal server first (check), connect to the ASP (check), and transfer files from the ASP to the Terminal server using the TS local drives (problem).  The TS local drives will not connect to the ASP server.  I have heard that it was just a "function of Citrix," permissions could be blocking the connection, etc.   I am leaning more towards something blocking it and the local workstation drives connect just fine.  Can someone give me a solution to this or at least confirm that it is indeed not possible?
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If you mean you want to connect to the server using the Microsoft Remote Desktop application and then transfer files, this is indeed possible.
You must have the RDP Client version 5.x or later for that and when connecting, on the options, local resources tab you will see a check box for 'Drives'. Check that.
This could have been disabled on the server. To check that, logon to the server and run TSCC.MSC. On RDP-tcp you will find a tab for client settings and one deals with drive mapping. That must be UNCHECKED.


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It's not connecting the drives to the terminal server that is the problem.  I need to be able to have the terminal server drives connect to the ASP server running Citrix.  This works fine from the local workstation, but not from our terminal server.   Also, I am a full admin of the terminal server, but have no control over the Citrix server.
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So what are you using to connect from the TS to the Citrix server? The Citrix ICA client or RDP?

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The user connects to the TS using RDP and then "connects" to the ASP server through the web page.  Once they click on the app they use, it loads the Citrix ICA client.  Does that make sense?
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Yes it does. So they are indeed using the ICA client through the web interface (assuming it is in use). This means they should see icons for the apps they are allowed to run and once clicked, the local ICA client installed on the TS kicks in.
Drive mapping in this case can be controlled on the ICA file itself (the one returned from the webserver to the local ICA client) or on the Citrix server. If that is the case (server setting) and you have no rights/access to that box to change that you are out of luck.
If it is on the ICA client you can simply right click the application icon and do a save as to the desktop. Once you save that file, open it with notepad. Locate the section [WFClient] and add CDMAllowed=On there.
Save and simply double click the .ICA file saved to the desktop. That should do the trick.  
But as I said they may have disabled that at the server level. In that case what I mentioned will NOT work.

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There is no way to save the app icon as a shortcut.  The program is all loaded from within a web page, not the ICA client.  Once they open the app, the ICA client loads in the background.  Also, I still think it would be something on my end as the local workstation can connect the drives just fine.  Can you explain what you were talking about better?
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