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XenApp 6 App within a XenApp 6 App - Mapped Network Drive Names

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Hi all

I have a client that has two separate XenApp 6 implementations.

The first XA6 system give users access to a Desktop as a published app. When a user logs into that system they get a set of network mapped drives. This is controlled by GPO Drive Maps:
XenApp1MappedDrives
The second XA6 system gives them an application as a published APP. Once this application is open, the users have access to two more drives, on that second XA6 system. Again, these are controlled by GPO Drive Maps (please note the two XA6 system are in separate networks with separate Active Directory and besides accessing the application through a Citrix Access Gateway, the system are completely disconnected):
XenApp2MappedDrives
The setup is this:
Client/Server setup
Exactly as described in this Citrix article:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127872

Now using the REG hack in the above I have managed to get the mapped drives from XA1 to appear in the XA2 system, giving the users access to the files from the first XA6 system.

What isnt happening (and the client really needs it to) is the drive labels that appear for all the network drives in XA1 to appear in the XA2 app. Instead what is happening is this:
XenApp1MappedDrivesInXenApp2
Any one out there know how to retain the labels in the second XA system?

Thanks
Mark
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Justin Yeung earned 2000 total points
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these are the drive redirection from the first XA server, I believe you can only change it by using legacy drive lable which is H$(\\servername) but not retain the same label that it used on the connection.

I don't think that is possible.
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by:Ayman Bakr
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As per my knowledge, this is by design, this is something you can't have control on.
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by:Jayanta Sarmah
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the other way around that I see is to leverage DFS , but again do you really want to manage the DFS for this is the question. I will try the way Justin suggested using legacy drive mapping if that helps instead of managing DFS.

Just a thought...
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by:Justin Yeung
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and the farms are in different domain, it is not fun with access rights via DFS.

that's why you are using Citrix, I guess...........
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by:Mark Galvin
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Thanks for the suggestions. We are testing the legacy drive label. Will let you know how that goes.
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