How to apply a registry setting at application launch in Citrix

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-10-05
We have published an application through Citrix XenApp. There is a certain option in the applications settings that has to be changed from default. We know which registry entry saves this information. What is the best way to apply this setting for all users who load this application so that the user do not have to change it manually? We are using XenApp 6.5 on Server 2008 R2.
Question by:mobashirmobeen
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    Since you have 2008 and Windows 7 listed I assume you have those on your network.  You can use group policy preferences to deploy registry settings

    In a pure 2003/XP network this would have needed an ADM or a .reg file via a script but GPP makes it much easier.


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    Though mkline is basically right, we have to be very careful here. If we deploy these settings the way he says, they will be present before the app starts for the first time. Some apps get really irritated if they find settings that should not be there and then claim they are broken: "please reinstall me!". For example this happens with AutoCAD 2012. We wrote to the user profile - no problem if AutoCAD had run before - big problem if not.

    So you should first do a test with a clean pc that has never started your app before. If it turns out to be no problem, you can go the proposed way. If not, I will offer further advice.

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