Allow user access via RDP to desktop on a XenApp 6.0 server

I haven’t worked with Citrix/XenApp for a while but today I needed to do some testings on a new server. While doing the testing I needed to logon with a user account to the RDP connection to the server (i.e. not ICA-protocol).

I was faced with the following error message when trying to logon with a test-account (non domain admin) to RDP desktop (server connection):

The desktop you are trying to open is currently unavailable. Contact you administrator to confirm that the correct settings are in place for your client connection.

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To resolve the issue a Citrix XenApp policy must exist for the user with the following settings:

  1. Desktop launches: Allowed

If you need to launch a application with the RDP client (i.e. Programs tab) then I was faced with the following error:

The initial application you are trying to open is currently unavailable. Contact your administrator to confirm the correct settings are in place for your client connection.

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To resolve the issue another policy needed editing:

  1. Launching of non-published programs during client connection: Enabled

You edit the Citrix policies according to this:

  1. Start –> Citrix –> Management Consoles –> Citrix Delivery Services Console
  2. Citrix Resources –> XenApp -> [Farm] –> Policies

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3 comments:

Ganesh said...

Thank you.. your post saved my time!!

DaddyR said...

Thank for dropping a note that my post helped you.

Scott V said...

So much nicer and easy to follow than this POS article on citrix's website.

http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx124745