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Smart screen saver to cover and uncover a screen when citrix opens

Posted on 2011-05-12
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Hi,

This is not a typical issue so I'm trying my best to elaborate this question. We have a single sign on setup that runs a javascript which does the following when a user logon:

1. Launch pnagent
2. Fetch user credential from windows and logon to pnagent.
3. Use /QLaunch command to launch a citrix desktop.

If it's a fresh session it takes about 10 seconds to lauch the desktop (that covers the whole screen), but if it just a reconnect it takes about 3 seconds to show the desktop. For the time between login and the time it launches the citrix desktop, the user will have a limited access to the local desktop which is confusing to some of the users. We need to find a way to cover the screen for that period of time and go away when citrix desktop launches. All local workstations are running windows XP.

Any suggestions?
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I'm really confused by what you're trying to do.  You don't want them to see the local desktop and only the Citrix/XenApp desktop?  What is the local machine (i.e. ThinOS (Wyse/etc.) Windows, etc.)?
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Yes. That's the goal in general. I want something to cover the local desktop (or hide everything from the desktop, including task bar) so the user won't be confused between the local desktop and published desktop.
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The local machines are fat clients, we converted them to be used as a thin client to run Citrix pnagent.
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I'm not sure I have an answer except lock down the local desktop so they can't do anything.
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