With the release of Citrix XenDesktop 7 and Citrix XenApp Feature Pack 2, there has been a lot of tweeting and blogging going on about an exciting new feature: Local App Access aka reversed seamless.
Actually, this feature has been around for a while (Brian Madden wrote a good article about it) and although Citrix probably won’t support it, there are also some alternative ways of getting it to work.
Almost a year ago I implemented local app access with the help of the following document: http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products/ps_csp_reverse_seamless.pdf
According to the document you need the desktop viewer to make it work.
The document is for Citrix XenApp 6.5 but Citrix does not support the desktop viewer on Citrix XenApp 6.5 (at least not at that time), this is why I tried to get it to work without.
I did some testing with the implementation and actually found it working more stable WITHOUT the desktop viewer!
Anyway, here’s how I did it (which is slightly different from the documentation in the link above): Continue reading »