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Redirect client network mapped drives into ICA Citrix session

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Hi,

We have an issue mapping a networked mapped drive on a client through to a Citrix session using ICA.

We have allowed redirection in the Citrix policies, We have "Use client settings" on the ICA connector on the terminal server, and we have all the boxes ticked on the environment tab in AD.

Local Drives C$ and D$ appear in the ICA session but any network drives on the client do not get mapped through.

We have read the following article:

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX238200

Which mentions that for Citrix Presentation server 4.0 it will no map client network drives unless you install Hotfix rollup Pack 1 we are however on version 4.5.

So the million dollar question is, can you redirect client network mappings into an ICA session and how?  
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by:JBond2010
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1 - Try this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242092
or here for more options: http://www.thomaskoetzing.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=102&Itemid=169#FAQ26

2 - One way to do this would be to set up a script that does the following:
net use e: \\client\e
net use f: \\client\f

etc... Citrix uses \\client\ as the redirection through the ICA session so you don't need an environmental variable.  Also, the drive redirection does not use $ as it is not really going to the admin share.  

3 - as in 2, you may want to use \\client\c instead of the env variable and c$ so you don't try to tunnel through the network (you want to go through ICA to maintain security and have this work off-site).  I have not done this though, I make my users save through the redirected C: drive.  I am mean like that.  
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by:pbrane
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If I have read it right, this all seems to be referring to local drives on the client machines, which are redirected through fine.

What we need is this drive on the client machine. z:\server\share to appear as a redirected drive in the citrix session?

Unless I have misunderstood you?
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by:JBond2010
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No these are not local drives.
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by:pbrane
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Ok, well the top link, no drives are currently hidden using this technique. We currently have the test user and server removed from all group policies to simplify the situation.

The second link down, doesn’t answer my question either unfortunately.

Don’t want to create scripts yet either.

All I need to know is, is it actually possible to allow a Client network drive to be redirected into a Citrix session. Naturally, along with all the other local drive? Straight forward client mapping redirection.

 
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by:JBond2010
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Yes, it is possible.
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by:pbrane
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How?
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JBond2010 earned 250 total points
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Using scripts is the way did it.
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by:pbrane
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Ok, thanks for your help.

That’s a real surprise that the ICA can't do something so simple. Perhaps it's because I'm on an old version and the new one is a little more flexible.

Cheers for you input.
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by:pbrane
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The solution wasn't ideal but that's the software’s fault not the Expert so full marks still awarded.

Achieved what I need to.

Thanks for your help again.
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Glad I could help ;)
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