MAKE YOUR OWN XP THINCLIENT USING CITRIX DESKTOP LOCK WITHOUT JOINING TO A DOMAIN – XENITH LOOK AND FEEL

Procedure is as follows

  1. Login using the Administrator account to the thinclient and disable write filter
  2. Set the RAM Drive size to max possible and restart
  3. Install Citrix Receiver Enterprise msi and skip when asked for url;
  4. Grab CitrixDesktopLock.msi from XenDesktop installation media
    Citrix Receiver and Plug-ins\Windows\Receiver\CitrixDesktopLock.msi
  5. extract the contents of msi to ICAClient program files directory
    msiexec /quiet /a CitrixDesktopLock.msi TARGETDIR=<Directory to extract to>
    contents should be as follows
  6. Add any required root certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate store and trust the citrix web-interface site for both Admin and User accounts
  7. Set CTX web interface site to include the following settings

    <site>\conf\WebInterface.conf
    AutoLaunchDesktop=On

    <site>\conf\default.ica
    [Application]
    DesiredVRES=4294967295
    DesiredHRES=4294967295
    ConnectionBar=0
    DesktopViewer-ForceFullScreenStartup=true

  8. Configured features like HDX Flash redirection, Auto USB pass-through, Audio over UDP, Multi-Stream ICA etc… using GPo template.
    Using the Group Policy Object Template to Customize the Receiver
  9. Install rest of the components like adobe flash, drivers for usb devices (webcam, headset’s …), video/audio codecs etc.
    Note: flash updates can be disabled using mms.cfg approach

    (UTF-8 text file / Notepad)
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\mmc.cfg
    AutoUpdateDisable=1
    SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0

  10. Mount the ntuser.dat of the auto login user account to HKEY_USERS\temp and import the following (reg files attached at bottom)

  11. Unmount the ntuser.dat of the user account.
  12. Set the RAM Drive size to default and Enable the write-filter

Downloads

thinclient-reg-files.zip

Reference(s)

HDX Ready Thin Clients

More Updates…..

Set the following reg values to make the Ctrl + Alt + Del pass to the virtual desktop

  • "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AllowMultipleTSSessions" "1" "REG_DWORD"
  • "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\LogonType" "1" "REG_DWORD"

ref: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281980

2 thoughts on “MAKE YOUR OWN XP THINCLIENT USING CITRIX DESKTOP LOCK WITHOUT JOINING TO A DOMAIN – XENITH LOOK AND FEEL

  1. Everything is very open with a precise clarification of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is very useful. Many thanks
    for sharing!

  2. I have 1 Dell WYSE z90D7
    Windows Embedded 7 Standard

    I perfromed step 1 and 2

    However when i try to install the receiver , nothing happens
    The wizard never starts

    I even tried installing Adobe reader , but the installer didnt start again.

    Is there something i am missing.

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