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Does special folder redirection on Xenapp 6 works with Citrix online plug-in for Mac ?

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Hi experts, I have just configured Xenapp 6 on Windows 2008 R2 and it works great. I need to enable special folder redirection so that documents can be saved on local desktop instead of the server. For windows, the settings work fine. However if I launch the application in Mac (thru citrix online-plugin), it shows the server's desktop instead. Although the user can still browse and save it in Mac's local drive, this is additional steps unlike windows where desktop is default if I use the PNagent. Any idea? Please help.
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by:TreyBcool
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Well, I thought we would find the answer here, great doc if you havent seen it.
http://www.citrix.com/site/resources/dynamic/salesDocs/Citrix_ClientFeatureMatrix.pdf

However, all I could find is this, which does imply windows clients only, but never states it. Interesting question, I will do some more research.
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/index.jsp?topic=/xenapp6-w2k8-admin/ps-policies-sfr-overview-v2.html
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by:Carl Webster
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Does a Mac have a My Documents or Desktop folder? Nope. So how will you redirect non-existant folders?

http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/18018-102-19118/Technical%20Introduction%20to%20XenApp%205%20for%20Windows%20Server%202008.pdf

"Special Folder Redirection (SFR) is a new feature with XenApp 5. On Microsoft Windows operating systems, Special Folders are folders which are presented to the user through an interface as an abstract concept, instead of an absolute folder path. „My Documents¿ and „Desktop¿ are the two folders configurable with Special Folder Redirection within the XenApp 5 release. Special Folder Redirection maps “My Documents” and “Desktop” from ICA session to the client¿s local device."
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I have enable special folder redirection for all users on the admin console. This applies to all users. If the user uses a pc, it works fine. Is there any way to disable redirection if the same user log on to the mac? Right now, it will prompt a message saying the folder does not exist. Or is there any way to trick the server by manually creating a "My documents" and a "Desktop" folder on the Mac?
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by:totallypatrick
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If there is really no way to do this, can we configure such that user's local drive appear 1st instead of the server's drive when we do a "save as" from any applications such as word or excel, the local drive will be shown 1st.
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by:Carl Webster
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Sorry, I just don't know how to do that on a Mac since a Mac doesn't have Group Policy applied to it.
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by:totallypatrick
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Is it possible whereby folder redirection is turned on only for certain users only. Say I want pc users to have folder redirection on and mac user to have it off.
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Carl Webster earned 2000 total points
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Since it doesn't work for Macs, what difference does it make?

Since it is enabled at the web site level, you could make a site for Macs where the feature is not enabled and another site for PCs where it is enabled.
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