The Auto Client
Reconnect section contains policy settings for controlling the automatic
reconnection of sessions.
This setting allows
or prevents automatic reconnection by the same client after a connection has
automatic reconnection is allowed.
reconnection allows users to resume working where they were interrupted when a
connection was broken. Automatic reconnection detects broken connections and
then reconnects the users to their sessions.
reconnection can result in a new session being launched (instead of
reconnecting to an existing session) if the Receiver's cookie, which contains
the key to the session ID and credentials, is not used. The cookie is not used
if it has expired, for example, because of a delay in reconnection, or if
credentials must be reentered. Auto client reconnect is not triggered if users
For application sessions, when automatic reconnection is allowed,
Receiver attempts to reconnect to the session until there is a successful
reconnection or the user cancels the reconnection attempts.
For desktop sessions, when automatic reconnection is allowed, Receiver
attempts to reconnect to the session for a specified period of time, unless
there is a successful reconnection or the user cancels the reconnection
attempts. By default, this period of time is five minutes. To change this
period of time, edit this registry on the user device:
HKLM\Software\Citrix\ICA Client\TransportReconnectRetryMaxTimeSeconds; DWORD;<seconds>
where <seconds> is the number of seconds
after which no more attempts are made to reconnect the session.
requires authentication for automatic client reconnections.
authentication is not required.
When a user
initially logs on, their credentials are encrypted, stored in memory, and a
cookie is created containing the encryption key that is sent to Receiver. When
this setting is configured, cookies are not used. Instead, a dialog box is
displayed to users requesting credentials when Receiver attempts to reconnect
Auto client reconnect logging
This setting enables or disables the recording of auto client reconnections in the event log.
By default, logging is disabled.
When logging is enabled, the server's System log captures information about successful and failed automatic reconnection events. A site does not provide a combined log of reconnection events for all servers.