Configuring the Citrix Web Interface
As Thinkiosk has quite a unique setup I highly recommend you host a dedicated site for thinkiosk.
The Citrix web interface is, by default, full of crap, so see my post on Decrapifying the citrix web interface to trim it down.
Below you will find a step by step guide on configuring a web interface site for Thinkiosk using my recommended settings.
It’s important to note, post configuration, if you follow this guide your url will be:
Where servername, is the name of your web interface server.
Creating the Web Interface site:
Login to your web interface server
Navigate to start > programs > Citrix > management consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management
Right click XenApp Web Sites and choose create site:
On the Specify IIS location page, modify the path to /Citrix/Kiosk and change the name to Kiosk:
On the Authentication page, Choose At the web Interface and click next
Click next on the review page then wait while the site is created.
Once finished, ensure Configure this site now is checked, then click next.
Configure your farm details, then select next:
Configure the authentication method as Explicit, then select next.
Configure your personal preferences on the domain and layout pages.
Configuring the Web Interface:
Right click your newly created site and choose Session settings
Choose the first tab, User Customisations Enable Kiosk mode and disable the settings option.
On the Web Sessions tab, configure the timeout as low as possible.
Skip down a few tabs to the Local Resources tab, then select On the remote server from the drop down list.
That’s it, for session settings, click ok to save.
Configuring the default.ica file:
open my computer on the web interface, Browse to c:\inetpub\wwwroot\citrix and you should see your newly created folder as below:
open this folder, then browse to the conf folder beneath. In this folder you will find a file called default.ini, open it with notepad:
now configure this file with the below options if needed:
Forcing the use of the classic WFica32 (recommended)
TWIMode=Off ScreenPercent=0 ConnectionBar=0 DesiredHRES=4294967295 DesiredVRES=4294967295
Forcing the use of the desktop viewer:
[ApplicationName] .... connectionbar=1 TWIMode=Off
Force the Citrix receiver to use full screen:
[Application] ... DesktopViewer-ForceFullScreenStartup=true