Solved

citrix

Posted on 2014-04-11
9
779 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-11
where i work, they are big on citrix. the IT department prefers citrix to vpn.
I have worked in the IT industry for a long time, but have very little experience with citrix.
if i understand it correctrly, when you establish a citrix session. Aren't you logging into a virtual windows environment?
if so, would the environment be like a virtual windows pc with similar windows paths, like the windows temp internet files and things like that?
0
Comment
Question by:JeffBeall
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Tony Giangreco
Tony Giangreco earned 167 total points
ID: 39994209
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 39994216
First of all, Citrix has more than 1 product, for example XenDesktop,XenApp.

the question that you asked, could be yes and no, it is really depended on what product and what setup that is being using.

path wise, to the user, it should remain as the same unless it has been modified by the system admin to an alternate location.
0
 
LVL 121

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 166 total points
ID: 39994223
Originally, Citrix providing a Thin Client, Server Based Computing platform, using a Citrix Client, e.g. using ICA protocol, to connect to server, where keyboard and mouse, and screen updates were exchanged with a Windows OS.

It was called WinFrame, and later changed to MetaFrame.

Microsoft responded with Terminal Services and a similar protocol RDP.

See this Whitepaper, which tells you all about Windows Terminal Services the A to Z!

http://www.wtslabs.com/Downloads/TSAtoZ.pdf
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 39994394
you are right Justin Yeung, i didn't include what product we are using. Sorry about that, to access Citrix, we have to install the Citrix Online Plugin Web version 12.3.08. I'm not sure if that is enough info. Sorry, I don't know much about Citrix.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 39994399
well the plugin can access either XenDesktop or XenApp...............
0
 
LVL 121
ID: 39994411
Do you have virtual machines you are accessing or a server based computer?

e.g. do many users access a single server?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 39994697
so, when i log into Citrix, I have a whole bunch of .ica icons. some let you go right into outlook, or word, or access your network shares. there is an icon that starts an XP environment. if i use the xp icon, and open outlook for example, then make changes or customize outlook, the next time i log into the xp environment, the changes are kept.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Yeung earned 167 total points
ID: 39994704
probably XenApp then.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 39994993
thank you all for your help.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Learn How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have a outside contractor who comes in once a week or seasonal to do some work in your office but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep privet all other documents and programs, can you do this on a loca…
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question