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Preventing access to specific applications in XenClient 2

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

XenClient is fabulous. You have a locked down work image and you have an “open” image where you can run whatever you like in it. You can then “share” applications betweioen running VM’s so you can have your “ticker” or “game” or whatever avaialble on your work machine or you can have your work application viewable from your personal machine. But what if you don’t want certain applications to be available ?

This is controlled from an XML file which instructions the agent where to collect icons from (essentially the all users atsrt menu and any logged on users menu) but exclude anything on the blacklist (Outlook Express, anything in c:\windows etc) unless its included on the list of whitelisted applications (internet explorer for example). So, very easy to configure IF you know where the configuration file is …. which isn’t at all obvious.

The XML file can be found in the following locations:

Windows 7
C:\ProgramData\Citrix\Xci\Applications\XciDiscoveryConfig.xml

Vista
C:\ProgramData\Citrix\Xci\Applications\XciDiscoveryConfig.xml

XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Citrix\Xci\Applications\XciDiscoveryConfig.xml