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  • CTX121503
  • Created On  Feb 04, 2010
  • Updated On  Feb 04, 2010
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  • Topic : Configuration
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This article describes how to make the Virtual Desktop Agent local drives appear as a client drive when using the pass through client.


• XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent

• XenApp Plugin

• Client drive mapping enabled


Caution! This procedure requires you to edit the registry. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Back up the registry before you edit it.

Client drive mapping on the pass-through client was restricted to the drives on the desktop receiver device. The virtual desktop agent device local drives cannot appear in a pass-through session.

For previous XenApp client version 9.xx

Open the Module.ini file in a text editor and add the following line to the [ClientDrive] section of the file:


For XenApp client version 10.xx and later

1. Run Regedit.

2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\ICA Client\Engine\Configuration\Advanced\Modules\ClientDrive

3. Create the Reg Value: NativeDriveMapping

4. Reg Type: REG_SZ

5. Add the Value: True

Note: When this flag is set, the client drives on the desktop receiver device are not mapped and are not available. The drives configured on the virtual desktop agent machine are mapped and are available to the pass-through client.

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