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

Posted on 2014-08-30
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:jrsitman
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    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"
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    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

    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.

    Author Comment

    Still need solution to registry entry not allowed.
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    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.

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    I just tried it with run as administrator and it still won't let me.
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    by:Dirk Kotte
    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.


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