Citrix XenApp 6 Policies not applying
Recently we found that Citrix Policies were not applying on a consistent basis. What normally occurs is that a key is created HKLM\software\policies\
During our testing we found that this key was not being written when logging on, which meant users had access to everything they wanted including client drives from home!
The problem was even harder to diagnose though, we saw that when Group Policy was updated automatically every 90 minutes during a session, the
As these keys are not deleted on logoff, when new users logged in they would inherit the settings of another user.
Now hopefully that makes sense!!!!!!!!
We repaired the Citrix Group Policy CSE on the servers and Visual Studio installation as recommended here.
We tried running the above account under a domain admin account
We tried moving the group policies into the Citrix IMA datastore.
None of the above things worked.
One of our legacy applications must be installed in "c:\program files" if you try to install it by default it will fail. To achieve this you must change the following registry key
This defaults installations in "c:\program files"
What we found is that when this registry was not set back to "c:\\program files (x86)" and you use the Citrix imaging and provisioning tool, policies would not work.
(more details of provisioning here http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp6-w2k8-install/ps-image-prep.html)
So to fix, make sure you set the registry back to the following after all of the application installs
"ProgramFilesDir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)"
It is an odd one! but maybe I might save 1 person a lot of time!!!