- Remote PC Access
Remote PC Access allows an end user to log on remotely to the physical Windows PC in his or her office from virtually anywhere. The Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) on the office PC enables it to register with the Delivery Controller and manages the HDX connection between the machine and end user client devices. The Citrix Receiver running on the client device provides access to all of the applications and data on the office PC.
A user may have multiple desktops, including more than one physical PC or a combination of physical PCs and virtual desktops.
Remote PC Access supports a self-service model for employee remote access to office PCs. After you set up the whitelist of machines that users are permitted to access, the users can join their office PCs to a XenDesktop site themselves, without administrator intervention. Once joined, users can access their office PCs remotely, from any device running Citrix Receiver.
Not supported for Remote PC Access devices:
For more information about smart cards with this release, see Authenticate securely with smart cards
Best practices for users to ensure safe connecting and disconnecting
Keyboard and mouse devices should be attached directly to the PC or laptop, not to the monitor or other components that can be powered down while users may be connecting remotely. This setup ensures that users can log on to their physical PCs and have the input devices in functional state. If input devices are attached to a component like a monitor that can be powered down, users may have issues logging on to their workstation after a Remote PC Access session.