Issue with MS-Access db application published on Citrix Server
Posted on 2009-03-31
We have a CMS.mdb application file, that is published on a Citrix server. The MS Access database has a Startup routine that hides the Database window and opens the MS Access form called frmSwitch.
If I have the CMS.mdb on my C: drive and double click it, it opens to frmSwitch and the Database window is hidden. The button on the task bar on my laptop is titled 'CMS ' [frmSwitch : Form]'. If I navigate to another form in the database the button on the task bar has the name of that other form. If I minimize the MS Access window and then maximize it by clicking the button on my task bar, it comes back to the form I was on when I minimized. This is the behavior we would expect.
If instead I use the .ica file to open the application on the Citrix server, I double click the .ica icon on my desktop, and after I log in to Citrix it opens to frmSwitch and the Database window is hidden. This is the behavior we would expect. The button on the task bar on my laptop is titled 'CMS : Database - \\Remote'.
Issue: If I minimize this .ica window and maximize it by clicking on the button on my task bar, it comes back to the CMS.mdb file but with the database window displayed. This is not the expected behavior.
This is a major issue for us, because once the database window is available (unhidden) to the user, they can change data, forms, reports, queries, etc.
I'm wondering if there is something about the way Citrix or the ICA file is set up that is causing this behavior?