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Transformer settings

These options allow you to configure the Transformer feature. Transformer allows agents to connect as web/application launchers which redirect users to the configured remote desktop interface. Use Transformer to convert any Windows PC into a high performance thin client using a fully reversible “kiosk” mode.


General

General Settings

These settings control the appearance and basic settings for Transformer.

Enable Transformer. If enabled, Agent Hosts connected to this site automatically goes into kiosk mode. While in kiosk mode, the Agent Host becomes a web/application launcher that redirects the user to the configured remote desktop interface. The user environment is completely locked down and the user is only allowed to interact with the agent. If you disable this option, none of the settings in either the General or Advanced pages are processed.

Web Interface URL. This URL is used as the web frontend for the user’s virtual desktop. This is the access URL for your Citrix Virtual Apps or Citrix Virtual Desktops environment.

Custom Title. If enabled, the Workspace Environment Management Agent kiosk window is given a custom title-bar.

Enable Window Mode. If enabled, the Workspace Environment Management Agent kiosk starts in windowed mode. The user is still locked out of their Windows environment.

Allow Language Selection. If enabled, allows users to select what language the Transformer interface is in.

Show Navigation Buttons. If enabled, the “Forward”, “Back” and “Home” web navigation buttons display on the Agent kiosk window. “Home” sends users back to the web interface URL defined above.

Display Clock. If enabled, displays a clock in the Transformer UI.

Show 12 Hour Clock. If enabled, displays a 12-hour clock (AM/PM). By default, the Transformer clock is a 24-hour clock.

Enable Application Panel. If enabled, displays a panel with the user’s applications as assigned in Workspace Environment Management.

Auto-Hide Application Panel. If enabled, the application panel auto-hides itself when not in use.

Change Unlock Password. Allows you to specify the password that can be used to unlock the user’s environment by pressing Ctrl+Alt+U. This is designed to allow administrators and to support agents to troubleshoot the user environment without restrictions.

Site Settings

Enable Site List. If enabled, adds a list of URLs to the kiosk interface.

Tool Settings

Enable Tool List. If enabled, adds a list of tools to the kiosk interface.


Advanced

Process Launcher

These options allow you to turn the Workspace Environment Management Agent kiosk mode into a process launcher rather than presenting a web interface.

Enable Process Launcher. If enabled, puts the Workspace Environment Management agent into process launcher mode. While in process launcher mode, the Workspace Environment Management agent launches the process specified in Process Command Line. If terminated, the process is relaunched.

Process Command Line. Allows you to enter the command line for a specific process (for example, the path to mstsc.exe to launch an RDP connection).

Process Arguments. Allows you to specify any arguments to the command line listed above (for example, in the case of mstsc.exe, the IP address of the machine to connect to).

Clear Last Username for VMware View. If enabled, clears the user name of the previous user on the logon screen when you launch a VMware desktop session.

Enable VMware View Mode. If enabled, allows the process launcher to monitor the virtual applications or desktops running on a user’s machine in VMware View mode and to execute End of Session Options when they are all closed.

Enable Microsoft RDS Mode. If enabled, allows the process launcher to monitor the virtual applications or desktops running on a user’s machine in Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) mode and to execute End of Session Options when they are all closed.

Enable Citrix Mode. If enabled, allows the process launcher to monitor the virtual applications or desktops running on a user’s machine in Citrix mode and to execute End of Session Options when they are all closed.

Advanced & Administration Settings

Fix Browser Rendering. If enabled, forces the kiosk window to run in a browser mode compatible with the version of Internet Explorer (IE) that is currently installed on agent host machines. By default, this forces the kiosk window to run in IE7 compatibility mode.

Log Off Screen Redirection. If enabled, automatically redirects the user to the logon page whenever they land on the logoff page.

Suppress Script Errors. If enabled, suppresses any script errors it encounters.

Fix SSL Sites. If enabled, hides SSL warnings entirely.

Hide Kiosk While in Citrix Session. If enabled, hides the Citrix Workspace Environment Management Agent kiosk while the users are connected to their Citrix sessions.

Always Show Admin Menu. If enabled, displays the kiosk admin menu at all times – this gives all users access to the kiosk admin menu.

Hide Taskbar & Start Button. If enabled, hides the user’s taskbar and start menu. Otherwise, the user is still able to access their desktop.

Lock Alt-Tab. If enabled, ignores alt tab commands, preventing the user from switching away from the agent.

Fix Z-Order. If enabled, adds a “hide” button to the kiosk interface that allows the user to push the kiosk to the background.

Lock Citrix Desktop Viewer. If enabled, switches the desktop viewer to a locked down mode. This is equivalent to the lockdown that happens when Citrix Workspace app for Windows Desktop Lock is installed. This allows better integration with local applications.

Hide Display Settings. If enabled, hides Display under Settings in the Transformer UI.

Hide Keyboard Settings. If enabled, hides Keyboard under Settings in the Transformer UI.

Hide Mouse Settings. If enabled, hides Mouse under Settings in the Transformer UI.

Hide Volume Settings. If enabled, hides Volume under Settings in the Transformer UI.

Hide Client Details. If enabled, hides Client Details under the exclamation mark icon in the Transformer UI. From Client Details, you can see information such as the version number.

Disable Progress Bar. If enabled, hides the embedded web browser progress bar.

Hide Windows Version. If enabled, hides Windows Version under the exclamation mark icon in the Transformer UI.

Hide Home Button. If enabled, hides the Home icon in the menu in the Transformer UI.

Hide Printer Settings. If enabled, hides the Printer icon in the menu in the Transformer UI. Users are not able to manage printers in the Transformer UI.

Prelaunch Receiver. If enabled, launches Citrix Workspace app and wait for it to load before bringing up the kiosk mode window.

Disable Unlock. If enabled, the agent cannot be unlocked through the Ctrl+Alt+U unlock shortcut.

Hide Logoff Option. If enabled, hides Log Off under the shutdown icon in the Transformer UI.

Hide Restart Option. If enabled, hides Restart under the shutdown icon in the Transformer UI.

Hide Shutdown Option. If enabled, hides Shutdown under the shutdown icon in the Transformer UI.

Ignore Last Language. The Transformer UI supports multiple languages. In the General pane, if the Allow Language Selection option is enabled, users can select a language for the Transformer UI. The agent remembers the selected language until this option is enabled.

Logon/Logoff & Power Settings

Enable Autologon Mode. If enabled, users automatically log on to the desktop environment by the agent, bypassing the Windows logon screen.

Log Off Web Portal When a session is launched. If enabled, the web frontend specified in the General Settings page is logged off when the user’s desktop session is launched.

End of Session Options. Allows you to specify which action the agent takes with the environment that it is running in when the user ends their session.

Shut Down at Specified Time. If enabled, the agent automatically shuts off the environment that it is running in at the specified local time.

Shut Down When Idle. If enabled, the agent automatically shuts off the environment that it is running in after running idle (no user input) for the specified length of time.

Don’t Check Battery Status. In Transformer use cases, the agent checks battery status and alerts the user if the battery is running low. If enabled, the agent does not perform this check.

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