You can control the Hot Desktop user experience through the following user configuration settings.
Locate Hot Desktop settings in a user configuration:
For setting details, see the HotDesktop topic under Single Sign-on Settings Reference > User Configurations.
If your Single Sign-on environment combines the automatic key recovery feature with Hot Desktop, password changes performed by the administrator are not communicated to the plug-in software of affected users with active Hot Desktop sessions. If those users lock and then attempt to unlock their active sessions, they might be prompted unexpectedly to provide their previous passwords. Users should close the previous password dialog box, then terminate and restart the Hot Desktop session by logging off to continue using the plug-in software.
To make it easier for users to identify which workstations are running Hot Desktop, a custom screen saver is included in a Hot Desktop installation. The screen saver does not launch until the workstation is idle for 10 minutes.
Hot Desktop can be installed on with a new or existing installation of Single Sign-on Plug-in.
After you finish the installation, restart the user device.
If you need to remove the Hot Desktop feature from a workstation, you might also need to perform these procedures after uninstalling the Hot Desktop feature:
This prevents the Hot Desktop shared account from logging on and starting the Hot Desktop environment. For more information about bypassing the Windows autologon process, visit the Microsoft Web site.
Log on as the administrator.
The Hot Desktop installation process disables Terminal Services. Perform the following steps to enable Terminal Services.
During a Hot Desktop installation, the installer resets this registry key value to zero. Perform the following procedure to enable multiple sessions.
In a Hot Desktop environment, the shell (explorer.exe) runs as the Hot Desktop shared account. Consequently, the shell does not have the access rights to navigate to the Hot Desktop User profile folder.
Some third-party authenticators might not work if the AutoAdminLogon feature is enabled. Some third-party applications disable or remove the AutoAdminLogon value during installation. If this is the case, you must disable Hot Desktop AutoAdminLogon.
|AutoAdminLogon||REG_SZ||0 to disable|
It might become necessary to change the Hot Desktop shared account password. You first entered the account credentials during the plug-in installation. To change the password, perform the following procedure.
Because only administrators are allowed to shut down Hot Desktop workstations, the Shut Down option is not available from the Start menu of a Hot Desktop workstation.
To shut down a Hot Desktop workstation for administrative use, press CTRL+ALT+DEL. When the Windows Security dialog box appears, click Shut Down.
Single Sign-on supports the use of Citrix plug-ins with Hot Desktop. Use these general guidelines to consider if you plan to use Hot Desktop with these plug-ins and Web Interface:
You can configure Citrix Receiver to use the Security Service Provider Interface. Security Service Provider Interface allows Receiver to authenticate to the XenApp server using the Hot Desktop User credentials. You must ensure that XenApp trusts the Windows security authority used to authenticate the Hot Desktop User. For more information about configuring the Security Service Provider Interface for Receiver, see the topics for XenApp Administration.
The Hot Desktop plug-in can submit credentials through the Web Interface to a XenApp server. For more information, see Web Interface topics about configuration.