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Autoconnect to Farm

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Does anyone have their workstation autoconnect to a Farm to run a published app on boot up?  I put the ica icon in the startup folder but have to put sleep in a bat file several times.  It seems the server is pingable from the workstation before actually connecting ica works.  How do we know when the workstation is awake enough to make the ica connection without failing?

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gsgi
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I have done this by using PNAgent and place the program you will start in startup folder by programming Applications Shortcuts in the App properties. PNagent starts, and the icon will appear in startup folder and automaticly launch. This is a slow process so many things can go wrong.

Antother option is to use http://www.thinlaunch.com/ that only will run the application you choose. If users are trying to kill it or something, it will start again. It also lock down the computer so you don't need to think about that.

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Isn't there any icaping utility I could run -- or would I have the same problem -- the icaping would work before the ica connection does?

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ICA ping (telnet servername 1494) will probably work before the client are ready to run wfica.exe or pn.exe. Have you tried to use PNagent (XenApp Services) and put the icon for the app in startup folder. It won't be trigged before PNAmain.exe is running and therefore work.

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What exactly is PNAgent - it seems later versions of ica connection (and by later I mean that I do remember this happening back in the XP days) put a small icon in the system tray with a red dot in the middle - ica connection manager or something... this is NOT PNAgent right?

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gsgi

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PNAgent is a mixed PN client. Mixed with Citrix Web Interface and PN. Citrix have a plan to quit support of PN client and will prefer to use PNAclient and CWI. PNA client is a Citrix icon in system tray that is configured up against a CWI PNA site. When user log on to computer, PNA starts and can use pass trough from computer. Icons will appear ass you have configured it and start. The best with this client is that you only will have to configure url on clients. And rest on servers. On PN client you have to configure servers and so on.

Info: The new name for PN Agent is XenApp services some places.

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Oh, yeah I've installed it.   It runs, looks, and then says NO CITRIX SERVER FOUND.  I probably have no idea how to configure it.

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you have to configure a Citrix Web Interface server with XenApp Services site installed. Or you can also configure the PNagent to contact one of your xenApp servers. You can configure the server adress by left click xenapp agent, and change server.

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