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I have currently testing Citrix Xen Desktop 7.1. I am delivering applications from Server 2008 R2. When users login to a app via the Storefront they are able to access the local drives on the server. I would like to not allow access to the local drives. I can not find a Citrix Policy to do this. Maybe I am just looking over it. I believe I can do this with a GPO if I have to.

I would also like to run a login script to add their network drives. I have not looked into the login script yet.


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You can do this VIA gpo. The setting you want is "Hide these specified drives in My Computer" It is located in: User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer

For network drives you can use a GPO as well. User Configuration -> Preferences -> windows settings -> Drive maps

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I actually do not think I can use a GPO. Because, I only want this applied to people using XenDesktop to run applications. I do not want users who login locally to the PC to be blocked from seeing the local drives. I just can't believe there is not a way of doing this in Citrix. – Jmcgee73 Jan 15 '14 at 18:40
@Jmcgee73 Use loopback: – Tanner Faulkner Jan 15 '14 at 20:36

I did end up using loopback GPO to apply the policy to just users on this machine. I then used the Drive Maps GPO in "User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Drive Maps" to hide the drives. This GPO allows filtering for users not in a certain security group. I filtered by not Domain Admins. I found the instructions here.


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