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Where can I see what client drives (\\Client\*) are available within the users ICA session?

Started by Sascha Goeckel , 17 March 2017 - 04:28 PM
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Sascha Goeckel Members

Sascha Goeckel
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

Hi guys,

 

I have a question regarding the Citrix Drive Mapping feature.

 

Is there a way to get the available client drives (shown under \\Client\*) which are available from my endpoint within the users’ session? I like to use a script to find out what client drives are available to be mapped into the users’ session, but like to do the mapping case-by-case with my script!

 

Are the information available somewhere in the users’ registry, from a PowerShell Citrix applet or any API?

 

Anyone has some ideas / feedback / guidance for me please? Much appreciate any feedback!

 

Thanks,

Sascha

 

 



Aaron Silber Members

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

You should be able to just do a simple NET USE from a command prompt and get back the list of connected drives.



Sascha Goeckel Members

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thank you Aaron for your feedback so far.  :)

 

This is OK if I like to see the already connected client drives but AutoConnect Client Drives is not enabled. I like to map the drives in case-by-case situation with the NET USE command from within my script.

 

Therefore I need to know where I can see how many client drives are available through the Citrix ICA protocol within the users session. Some clients presenting only 1 drive and other clients maybe 4 drives. So I'm looking for a way to find out how many drives are available!?

 

Thanks,

Sascha



Andreas Schulz Members

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:58 AM

You can query the available client drives with the following command:

 

Get-WmiObject -ComputerName "your client name" -Class "win32_logicaldisk"

 

Use the DriveType property to distinguish between local disks, network drives and so on. Be aware of the limitations of this solution, for example:

1) works only for Windows Clients

2) may not work for external Clients

 

Regards,

Andreas



Sascha Goeckel Members

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

Hi Andreas,

 

Thank you for your response! As said by you, the solution has its limitations which does not allow me to go for this.

 

Best regards,

Sascha




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