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    Citrix and USB sticks

    I have now got a nice citrix infrastructure in place but am confused about USB memory sticks.

    How do I get USB sticks that people plug in to their clients to appear in their sessions?

    I have 2 types of clients, namely HP T5735's running their native linux image and Samsung 920XT's running 2x ThinClient.

    Any suggestions or advice would save a lot of hassle! Cheers

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    You need to ensure that the USB sticks automount when they are plugged in. This needs to be done before the connection is initiated to make sure that the device exists and can be re-directed to the session.

    You also need to configure drive redirection in the ICA client.

    No t5735s here but it's pretty straight forward on all the other HP clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    You need to ensure that the USB sticks automount when they are plugged in. This needs to be done before the connection is initiated to make sure that the device exists and can be re-directed to the session.

    You also need to configure drive redirection in the ICA client.

    No t5735s here but it's pretty straight forward on all the other HP clients.
    So does that mean drives can't be created dynamically, like with normal fat client machines?

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    I am fiddling with this now, not on citrix but on Win2k3 Terminal Server.

    It seems when you set one of the thin clients up to mount a USB stick - the mounted drive will appear on the server for users at all times - but will be empty / unreadable until you insert a memory stick into the client and then hey presto the mount becomes viewable.

    Its a bit strange but it seems to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    I am fiddling with this now, not on citrix but on Win2k3 Terminal Server.

    It seems when you set one of the thin clients up to mount a USB stick - the mounted drive will appear on the server for users at all times - but will be empty / unreadable until you insert a memory stick into the client and then hey presto the mount becomes viewable.

    Its a bit strange but it seems to work!
    It's different between straight RDP and ICA. RDP has automounting drives that dynamically appear, ICA doesn't seem to support it - which is a bit of a major issue really!!

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    Right. Having switched from 2x thin client server to thinstation, it is now working Dynamically too.

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    on your t5735's If you goto HP connection administrator -> citrix global config, map a drive to /media/usb0 - which is actually a pointer to the real mount point, something like sda1 or some such (not technical with linux, sorry) but as the real mount point can and does change, setting HP connection administrator to use /media/usb0 will ensure consistency.

    Under preferences -> removable devices on the thin client, you can set the USB drive to automount (yes). You can also set whether you want it to autoload & autoplay (no - otherwise when they plug in a USB stick they will be presented the linux GUI, which you dont want if running the thin client in KIOSK mode).

    Set these preferences under the user account the KIOSK runs under. As long as your thin client is able to mount the stick, you should be able to see it as a mapped drive in your Citrix session.

    Also Butuz' signature is breaking the forum, we don't all have dual wide screen monitors y'know

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    Woops!!! Sorry guys and gals!!! Fixed now

    I thought all BOFH's had a few widescreen's hooked up to keep an eye on the minions???

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