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Modify server in Citrix ICA files automatically

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I have a Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 in Site B and we are thinking of joining in into a farm of citrix servers in Site A connecting both sites using VPN.

The problem we forsee is since the web access interface is going to be in site A, when a user connects to it from the internet (we are giving access to users outside our offices) the ica connection will be done via siteA then VPN then to siteB. We would like the users to connect directly to the server in site B to avoid overload in the VPN and bandwidth problems.

Do you know if there is any way to achieve that? I think the ica file has the effective host to be contacted, is there a way we can modify this so it give the public IP of server in site B?
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If I read this correctly, you want to provide each of your users with an ICA file that'll connect directly into the farm, bypassing the WI?

You might be able to use the Citrix ICA file creator: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX113472
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by:jimbobrocks
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Yes and no. I would like the web interface to provide the ica files with the host changed to be the public IP instead the VPN private IP but not having to provide ICA files individually to each user.
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The only way I could imagine doing that would be a second WI site but without knowing more about your particular configuration I'm not sure if it'd be feasible.
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by:jimbobrocks
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I read somewhere there should be a way to enable Web Interface to use external IPs, but I think this is done only to Web Interface level and cannot be done in applications individually. Does anyone has an idea about this?
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Yeah it's at a site level, not an app level.

You can create an additional site so it publishes external. Usually.
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It does answer the question but doesn't solve the problem.
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