Auto client reconnect
This setting allows or prevents automatic reconnection by the same client after a connection has been interrupted.
For Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.7 and later, auto client reconnect uses only the policy settings from Citrix Studio. Updates to these policies in Studio synchronize auto client reconnect from server to client. With older versions of Citrix Receiver for Windows, to configure auto client reconnect, use a Studio policy and modify the registry or the default.ica file.
Allowing automatic client reconnect 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.
If the Citrix Receiver cookie containing the key to the session ID and credentials isn't used, automatic reconnection might result in a new session being started. That is, instead of reconnecting to an existing session. The cookie is not used if it has expired, for example, because of a delay in reconnection, or if credentials must be reentered. If users intentionally disconnect, auto client reconnect is not triggered.
A session window is grayed out when a reconnection is in progress. A countdown timer displays the time remaining before the session is reconnected. Once a session is timed out, it is disconnected.
For application sessions, when automatic reconnect is allowed, a countdown timer appears in the notification area specifying the time remaining before the session is reconnected. Citrix Receiver tries to reconnect to the session until there is a successful reconnection or the user cancels the reconnection attempts.
For user sessions, when automatic reconnect is allowed, Citrix Receiver tries to reconnect to the session for a specified period, unless there is a successful reconnection or the user cancels the reconnection attempts. By default, this period is two minutes. To change this period, edit the policy.
By default, automatic client reconnect is allowed.
To disable auto client reconnect:
- Start Citrix Studio.
- Open the Auto client reconnect policy.
- Set the policy to Prohibited.