LKBEN10788: Howto create an ICA file to connect on a server desktop by clicking on it


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You can use an ICA file to connect on a servers desktop. This article describes how to do this

Cause

Just practical to send somebody per mail. He/she just has to click on the file...

Solution

The ICA file has a certain syntax. This syntax can be found on the citrix website. When you just want a simple file for connecting on a server you

can use the following:

----

[WFClient]
Version=2
TcpBrowserAddress=192.168.123.100


[ApplicationServers]
yourservername=

[yourservername]
Address=192.168.123.100
InitialProgram=
TransportDriver=TCP/IP
WinStationDriver=ICA 3.0
ScreenPercent=95
DesiredColor=3

----

You can copy and paste this text and put it into a file with the ica extention. Now your local ICA Client can use it for connection to a server

system. Do not forget to change the TcpBrowserAddress= with your server ip address. Replace yourservername with your the name of the server. The =

has to be at the end of the line in first occurance. This configuration uses 95% of the screen. I like this setting because I can still see and use

my local desktop.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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