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Where are Citrix Session Limits Configured?

A previous answer to an Experts Exchange question reveals specific configuration settings for session limits, but it fails to tell where these setting should be made:


Question:  What is the difference between the settings in Citrix Policies (ICA\Session Limits) and similarly named settings in the "ICA Listener Configuration Tool", can the ICA Listener Configuration Tool be set by GPO?, how do Session Linger and PreLaunch Settings figure into the equation.

Citrix Support articles

... detail two locations for making configuration settings; however, there is not much discussion about the relationship and interdependencies of the two configuration methods ("policy settings" versus the "ICA Listener Configuration Tool").

There are also similarly titled settings in both locations, but documentation does not clearly differentiate between them - such as "Session Timers/Limits"  and "Disconnected Session Timer/Limits.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Sekar Chinnakannu


Whenever possible, just Citrix policies for your configuration.  That's because these settings are stored in the data store and centralized.  The one exception to that are session timeout settings: always use AD GPOs for these.  The Citrix policy settings don't apply as you might surmise, so in this one case, use GPOs.

I would never use the local policy settings for anything because that's the last place anyone will check.  Also, if you make these changes manually, there's a chance of an error.
Casey Herman

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@ joharder,

I always appreciate your insight, but I'm a bit confused about what you are saying here.  Can you clarify a bit?


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