I recently delivered a presention to the Dutch Citrix User Group and E2EVC on the new technology release by Citrix called ‘Local App Access’.
In this post you will find the presentation deck and two utilities I have written for this technology to help empower the user to configure settings.
As I mentioned in my presentation, this technology is really cool, but it needs work. For a 1.0 it’s very promising but we need to use it in anger and log the bugs with Citrix to get them fixed. This technology alike Citrix remote PC is not a silver bullet, but it is a very useful utility in your toolbox for concentrating on the low hanging fruit during a migration.
Don’t let a single user or application in a department hold up user migrations by using this technology to keep the application local until you have time to come back to it.
Question: “You mentioned there’s a work around for getting ‘local app access’ to work without requiring desktop viewer?”
Yes, I’m a complete eejit, in both sessions I told you I would show you a way to get around this…. Then completely forgot! To get this working without needing desktop viewer, rename the cdviewer.exe executable in the ica client program folder to something else!
Reverse seamless VDI helper:
with the reverse seamless VDI helper tool, you can present this application to users In their virtual desktop to allow them to manage which applications are presented to their virtual desktop without having to lead the user through the registry.
Revere Seamless local desktop helper:
with the reverse seamless local desktop helper tool, you can distribute this tool out to your users to control which folders from which shortcuts are brought up to the virtual desktop.
Because life is about education, here’s the source code if you want to expand it yourself: