Connecting from on/off campus
Before you connect to XenApp, install the Citrix Receiver client:
The Citrix XenApp Web Interface extends secure access to UNC Charlotte's networked resources beyond the traditional office environment.
With XenApp, most desktop PCs, notebook computers, PDAs or Internet appliances can be used to connect remotely to applications installed on the XenApp server regardless of your local operating system from places such as your home or anywhere access to the Internet is available.
Software applications available through XenApp:
Once you launch an application through XenApp, you will be able to see your network files. For instance, when you launch Outlook through XenApp, not only will you have access to the full email client but you will also be able to get to your personal folders.
Accessing/Storing files using XenApp
IMPORTANT! When connected to a XenApp session, the server automatically maps drives back to the local hard drives (in the computer physically in front of you) so that you can open and save files locally while in the XenApp session. The first time you try to open or save a document, you will be asked for permission to access your local hard drive. When you allow this, it is only for the current session, unless you choose "Don't ask me again". Once the drives are mapped, XenApp assigns a location for your local/network drives and will appear for example as “C$ on Client (V:\)” and so on in the XenApp session.
Saving to your H: Drive
Your (H:) drive is mapped to a folder on an ITS server especially for your use. Saving to your (H:) drive while in a XenApp session works exactly the same as if you were saving from your local computer.
This is an example of how the Save As or Open dialog boxes will look when you click File | Save As inside a Citrix session.
Saving to your local drives
The drives that appear in the image above called C$ on Client (V:), D$, etc. are actually the local drives on the computer sitting physically in front of you. The Citrix web client maps these drives automatically when you connect to a Citrix session - you can allow or disallow this in the window that comes up when the Citrix client asks for access to your local hard drives:
If you wanted to save to your local Desktop, for example, you would click C$ on Client (V:)\documents and settings\username\desktop.
ITS is in the process of upgrading all staff machines they manage to Windows 7 and Office 2010.
More information is available on the Windows 7 Upgrade webpage