Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


How can a user identify which Citrix server they are logged on to?

Posted on 2014-08-30
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-09-06
We have two Citrix servers and I'm trying to identify a printing problem.  I've asked the users to keep a log, however, they can't tell which server they are logged on to.  We use Tricerat Simplify Desktop so the backgrounds can't be unique.

How can a user identify which server they are on?

Also I just noticed the bar to determine how many points to assign is gone on EE.  Where is it?
Question by:J.R. Sitman
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

Dirk Kotte earned 2000 total points
ID: 40294600
use the citrix connection center. (accessed from the receiver-icon near the clock)
here your user see started apps and connected servers.

if user is able to start local apps, so you can place a link to the local user-desktop or "all-user-desktop" to msinfo32.exe
If user is able to start cmd.exe user can call "hostname"
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 40294659
What we do to accomplish this is to have the Computer icon on the desktop and renoame it to the computer name (see instruction below).

In our case we use %COMPUTERNAME% @ %USERNAME%. This way the user sees it is logged on to a specific machine.

Locate the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Rename the value named “LocalizedString” to “LocalizedString.old”. Create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named “LocalizedString”, and set the value to “%USERNAME% or %COMPUTERNAME%”.

Exit the registry editor, click on your desktop and press F5 (for refresh). The “My Computer” icon should now be rename to “Username on Computername”.

Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 40294705
our icon is in the top left corner see attached.  That worked.  However, I like the 2nd post better.  I'll spilt the points after I get it working.  Can't rename value.  see attached.
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.


Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 40295010
Still need solution to registry entry not allowed.
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 40295621
Did you start up the registry with run as administrator priviliges? That's the only reason i can think of this not working.
And this key renames the computer icon on the desktop (if it is there) and the computer name in the start menu.

Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 40295626
I just tried it with run as administrator and it still won't let me.
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Dirk Kotte
ID: 40295677
you should still be able to do it as follows in R2 but you'll need to change the owner of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} to the local administrators group.

1.  Open the Registry Editor.  Start > Run, type Regedit, press <enter>.
2.  Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}.
3.  Rename the LocalizedString value to LocalizedString.old to back it up.
4.  In the right hand pane, right Click > New > Expandable String Value (REG_EXPAND_SZ), and name it LocalizedString.
5.  Give the string this value: Computer %COMPUTERNAME%
6.  Close the Registry Editor.
7.  Right click your desktop and choose Refresh to see the new name for My Computer

another way is to use BGINFO within the logonscript to place some details (hostname also) at the background picture.

(source: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_26449293.html)

Author Closing Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 40307687

Featured Post

Become an Android App Developer

Ready to kick start your career in 2018? Learn how to build an Android app in January’s Course of the Month and open the door to new opportunities.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
This process allows computer passwords to be managed and secured without using LAPS. This is an improvement on an existing process, enhanced to store password encrypted, instead of clear-text files within SQL
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

581 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