Map Drives only in Citrix Sessions
Posted on 2008-10-01
Here is my setup.
Corp office in NY with no production data servers...only couple of domain controllers to do the logons.
Data Center in NJ with 6 citrix servers, email servers, domain controllers and file servers.
1 single AD domain. 150 users. every app is citrix published app including office 2003.
Both of these locations are connected via a 10MB Point to Point connection.
Currenly every user gets their Home drives mapped via their AD acct profile settings to a file server in NJ.
They also get 1 more drive mapped to their Dept share on another file server in NJ. net use K: \\fs2\dept
They also get another drive mapped to a global share folder on a 3rd file server. net use g : \\fs3\global
Both of these drives get mapped via a logon script during the logon in the morning. every dept has their own logon script for their corrsponding dept.
We use Citrix PN agent on every desktop to publish the apps they need.
So here is my question. Is there a way to NOT map these 3 drives during the logon but only map them in the citrix apps world?
I have noticed that if people open up my computer, then open up their mapped drive and then open up a excel sheet ir word document, it runs very very slow.
We also have another app called ExploreXP that we have published to everyone. It's almost like a windows explorer but it's citrix app that shows u all your mapped drives and u can browse to whatever u need. So if they open up that app and then open up the same word or excel doc, it flies.
So what i am trying to do is to NOT even give them any mapped drives in their My computer but give them all the mappings when they connect to any citrix apps.
Has anyone done this or have any experience with this kind of setup?
Please let me know if u need more info.