Best practice for transferring files between XenApp 5 published desktops and local clients
Posted on 2012-09-18
We are publishing Desktops to all of our users via XenApp 5. We have a large number of branch offices with Riverbed WAN Accelerators in place.
The problem we face is that our WAN links between our Data Centre to each of our branch offices is sufficient to run the users Published Desktops, however the problem we face is that as soon as 1 person at a branch office will copy files between their XenApp Published desktop to their local PC.
Once this happens, all Published Desktop sessions at that branch office grind to a halt.
Also, if 1 user tries to print a large colour document, all sessions also halt.
Currently our Print server is in our Data center with our XenApp servers. I would imagine the solution for printing would be to deploy local print servers at each site (happy for any other suggestions).
Regarding the transferring files between XenApp and Local desktops, I am not sure what the best solution would be. I know that upgrading the links would help, but we do not have the budget.
Currently we disable local drives for all users, except for those who need to transfer images and presentations. However this is becoming a more regular occurance.