Citrix - Streaming a physical desktop to Citrix client using DDC without virtualizing
Posted on 2010-08-15
Hey guys - here's the latest in my epic saga of strange Citrix experiments. I recently tried to install the Desktop Delivery software (the virtual desktop agent) on an actual physical machine running XP Pro. I joined the machine to a Xen farm the same way you would do with a VM. The desktop delivery controller sees the desktop as an actual virtual desktop, and I can log onto ( and stream) the desktop using Citrix Online Plugin. However, now that I've done this, I can't get to any desktop at all (just a black screen) on the physical desktop unless i"m connected to it remotely with the citrix client! Now, I realize that this probably isn't really normal practice, since I'm streaming a desktop using the DDC WITHOUT using Xenserver at all, or really without using any virtual machine at all. My question is: has anybody every tried this? Also, if it does work correctly (which it does 'seem' to), how do I still allow normal physical access to the machine, when I'm at the physical box? Does that make sense? If I can correctly use this method on a couple of my PC's WITHOUT virtualizing them, I think it would be really cool.