Configure content redirection from client to server by associating
published applications with file types and then assigning them to the users you
want to be affected. When you configure
client to server content redirection, users running the
online plug-in open all files of the associated type with applications
published on the server. Content redirection from client to server is available
only for users connecting with the online plug-in.
For example, if you have users who run applications such as email
programs locally, use the content redirection capability with XenApp to
redirect application launching from the user device to the server. When users
double-click attachments encountered in an email application running locally,
the attachment opens in an application that is published on the server,
associated with the corresponding file type, and assigned to the user.
Complete the following configurations:
- On your XenApp Services site, enable content redirection for
users to connect to published applications with Citrix Receiver (formerly the
If you do not already have a XenApp Services site, you can
create one in the XenApp console or Web Interface console (depending on the
version of XenApp you have installed). The option is located under PNAgent
settings > Server Farms > Manage Server Farms > Advanced.
- In the Delivery Services Console, as you publish the
application, associate it with file types and select the users or groups that
can connect to it. When users launch the application, the file type association
is changed to reference the published application in the Windows registry on
the user device.
For example, if you publish a Microsoft Word document, make
sure to also publish Microsoft Word on a XenApp server so that the .doc file
can open in Word.
Note: When you associate a file type with a published
application, several file extensions can be affected. For example, when you
associate the Word document file type, file extensions in addition to the .doc
extension are associated with the published application.
- Verify that the
Client drive redirection User policy setting
is enabled, either for the entire farm, for specific servers, or for specific
users or groups.
When you configure content redirection from client to server,
context menu commands available from within Windows Explorer function
differently than on user devices that do not use this feature. For example, if
you right-click a file in Windows Explorer on a user device with content
redirection from client to server enabled for the file type, the
Open command opens the file with the remote
application on XenApp. For a streamed application, the file could be opened
either on the user device or on the XenApp server, depending on the delivery
Most commands on the Windows Explorer context menu are unaffected
because they are not configured under keys modified by XenApp. Context menu
items are generally defined by each application when installed.