I have an application that is comming off a legacy environment. The legacy environment was a Citrix server installed to D: and the application had C:\ substituted to V:\data. The issue is that the new consolidated Citrix environment installed to C:\. Is it possible for me to redirect C:\<dirname> to V:\data\<dirname>? I looked at NTFS Junctions and it would work if V: was a local drive. I was looking at Group Policy folder redirection but I am unsure if you can configure folders outside of the user profile to be redirected. I did look at the subst command but if the drive is defined it wont remap it and not to mention the potential to ruin the OS if that was done. Does anybody have some idea if this is possible?
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Can you create another partition and make it the v: drive? (partition magic works great and you can create partitions without reinstalling the OS)

Could a shortcut with a working directory on the v: drive (local or mapped) work?

What is your primary goal here, to get the data off the c:\ drive or just trick the app into working :-)
Answered 10/27/2006 by: aogilmor
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It is me battling with the application owner for a mutual solution. See the desktop clients use C:\<dirname> but in Citrix the data is off on the network in S:\data\<dirname>. The application owner does not want to give up the network location because it can be updated on demand. Since we are using Softgrid performing a synconization of 1.6 GB of data on launch is unreasonable. The issue with the app is that the pointer to the data must be consistent because it uses a back end database that has only one pointer to the data.

One consultant over here suggested that I make the pointer to the data an environment variable so that the desktop can use its local data and the Citrix server can use the network data. The only issue is that all the desktops would have to be updated with the environment variable and the back end database would need to be changed. I am not sure if I can sell them on this solution yet.
Answered 10/27/2006 by: kkaminsk
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