Hi all,

I am new to packaging for a terminal services environment and I am unsure of the in's and out's of it.
I have packaged Citrix ICA Client 7.1 for our current environment on a FAT Client machine and everything works fine. I've edited the APPSRV.INI and APPSRV.SRC file and replaces them in the application folder.

When Citrix is run for the first time it writes information to the user's Application Data folder. When I installed this application on a terminal server and tried to run the application then under a test user account I get an error refering to the Application Data folder.

As the App Data folder is a user specific file does this mean that running Citrix in a TS environment will not be possible?

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Rgds,
Mark
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Users on a TS environment are not able to perform a repair.
Why are you installing ICA on the server, thought it was to be on the clients.
Answered 01/15/2009 by: AngelD
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Thanks for your reply,

I understand that users cannot perform a repair in a TS environment and therefore unless Citric is recoded to write it's infromation to another location other than the user's App Data directory then this will have to be a FAT client application.

The reason I was trying to install ICA on a server is that where I am now working the scope of the project is to get as many applications/users working in a TS environment(Thin Clients) and as few FAT Client PC's as possible.

Therefore we need to try to get all of our apps working on a Terminal Server first and if this is not possible the decision is then made to make this specific user a FAT client user and isntall the application locally on the PC.

Is it forbidden in a Terminal Services environment also to write any data to the C:\ drive. I have another application that is writing to C:\Windows when it is invoked and as I am new to packaging for TS I wasn't sure if this was forbidden or not?
The only way I can get it to write anywhere other than the C:\ drive would be to contact the vendor and ask them to recode this.......unless I'm mistaken.

Thanks in advance,
Rgds,
Mark
Answered 01/16/2009 by: mark_holland21
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That's all very well and good, but what AngelD is saying is why are you installing the ica client on a citrix server.

The client is for clients not for servers. You should have presentation server installed on the server.
Answered 01/16/2009 by: timmsie
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Hi, Sorry, maybe I'm not making myself clear!

I'm not installing ICA Client on a Citrix Server, it's being installed on a Terminal Server.
Answered 01/16/2009 by: mark_holland21
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Same problem on a Terminal Server.
Answered 01/16/2009 by: AngelD
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