Client To Server Content Redirection

Help!

Right now I am researching a Citrix published applications and content redirection issue that happened once in the last three years in XenApp 6.0.  I simply unassociated the files association, applied, then re-associated.  No issues…. now it is happening and opening PDF reader instead of Office 2007 (don’t ask… I am afraid of introducing the new ribbon interface to the user community without training).

Uncheck “show all available file types for this application” (if necessary), click apply, and then recheck the option. This should refresh the file extensions added to the registry in previous steps.  This is exactly what I did a couple years ago, but it isn’t working after a day or less.  Also this time around it is opening PDF reader instead of office 2007?????

  • Server to Client content redirection; this makes it possible to start URLs locally on the client PC. Embedded URLs are intercepted on the server running Presentation Server and sent to the client. The user’s locally installed browser is used to display the website.
  • Client to Server content redirection; when a user double-clicks a file the corresponding application is started on the Citrix server.

Resources on Content Redirection on http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/ by [Published on 1 Aug. 2006 / Last Updated on 1 Aug. 2006]

Another resource:  https://www.conetrix.com/ Client-to-Server content redirection

  1. Command line to set file associations globally on a server:
    • To display a list of file extensions and their associations, type assoc at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.
    • To display the association for a specific file extension, type assoc .<xxx> at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where <xxx> is the file extension whose association you want to view.
    • To change the association for a specific file extension, type assoc .<xxx>=<file type> at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where <xxx> is the file extension whose association you want to change, and <file type> is the program, dynamic data exchange (DDE), or OLE object you want to associate with the file extension.
    • To display the open command to use when launching a certain file type, type ftype <file type>  at a command prompt, and the press ENTER, where <file type> is the program, dynamic data exchange (DDE), or OLE object you want to associate with the file extension.
    • To change the program association for a specific file type, type ftype <file type>=<program path> at a command prompt, and the press ENTER, where <file type> is the program, dynamic data exchange (DDE), or OLE object you want to associate with the file extension and <program path> is the path to the executable used to open the application.
    • If the file type for the extension you are wanting to add already exists (for example Excel.Sheet.12), all you would have to do is associate the new extension with that file type. This would allow the new extension to open with the program associated with that file type.
    • If the file type for the extension you are wanting to add does not exist or you do not know what its file type is, you would have to add both the association and the file type. The example below associates the extension .tstx with the file type test.document. It the associates the file type test.document to open with the program test.exe. This would allow any documents with the extension .tstx to open with test.exe.
  2. Once the association has been added to the registry, complete the following steps in the Citrix Management Console to view the new file associations:
    • Within the console, browse to Citrix server from which you are running the console (this should be the same server on which you added the file extensions)
    • Right click server, select Other Tasks > Update file types from registry.
    • Browse to published application with which new association should use content redirection with.
    • Right click application and choose application properties and select content redirection menu.

What the hell?????