Product Documentation

System requirements for Desktop Lock

Mar 31, 2014

Operating system

The Desktop Lock is supported on the following user device operating systems. Editions or service packs are listed only where support is limited:

  • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit editions (including Embedded Edition)
  • Windows XP Professional, 32-bit and 64-bit editions
  • Windows XP Embedded
  • Windows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit editions
Note: Support for Windows XP ends April 8, 2014 when Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP. Support for Windows XP Embedded will continue.

Receiver

Citrix Receiver for Windows Enterprise 3.4 package (minimum)

Environment

User devices running the Desktop Lock are supported only if they are connected to a local area network (LAN).

Domain-joined and Non-domain-joined installations

You can install the Desktop Lock on domain-joined or non-domain-joined user devices. The system behavior and user experience on the different device types are slightly different.

In domain-joined installations, the Windows user device is joined to an Active Directory domain. In these installations:

  • User devices access StoreFront stores through XenApp Services URLs. VDI-in-a-Box can also be used.
  • Program Neighborhood Agent replaces the Windows Explorer shell, and launches the first alphabetically listed, available desktop in an assigned Desktop Group.
  • The Desktop Lock replacement shell does not override the administrator's shell.
  • Windows Task Manager is replaced with a version that lets the user restart their virtual desktop or that passes the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combination to the desktop session.
  • On Windows XP user devices, the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combination summons the replacement Task Manager.
  • The user device mimics the reason for a disconnected or terminated session. For example, if the user shuts down the virtual desktop (causing a session to end), the device also shuts down.

Non-domain-joined installations are primarily used by vendors of Windows terminals that are not joined to an Active Directory domain. In these installations:

  • User devices access StoreFront stores through Desktop Appliance sites.
  • User devices are configured to log on the user automatically, and to launch Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode. The domain logon page is not displayed.
  • The only access point is the Desktop Appliance site, which launches the first alphabetically listed, available desktop in an assigned Delivery Group.
  • A version of Windows Task Manager passes the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combination to the desktop session.