Bandwidth Control

Bandwidth control enables users to select session settings based on their connection bandwidth. These options appear on the pre-logon Preferences and Session Settings screens. Bandwidth control enables adjustment of color depth, audio quality, and printer mapping. Additionally, you can use .ica override files to manage other settings for bandwidth control:

File name

Description

bandwidth_ high.ica

Contains the override settings for high speed connections, such as broadband or LAN connections.

bandwidth_ medium_high.ica

Contains the override settings for medium to high speed connections, such as connections through modems with speeds of greater than 33 kbps.

bandwidth_ medium.ica

Contains the override settings for medium speed connections, such as connections through modems with speeds of less than 33 kbps.

bandwidth_low.ica

Contains the override settings for low speed connections, such as wireless connections.

default.ica

Contains the override settings used when no connection speed is specified.

To specify particular settings that Citrix clients should use regardless of the resource being accessed and the user’s settings, open the appropriate .ica override file using a text editor and insert the required settings. The .ica override files are located in the \conf folder for a site, typically C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\SiteName\conf.

If the Client for Java is used, bandwidth control determines whether or not audio and printer mapping packages are available. If Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) software is used, audio quality is mapped to either on or off and further quality control is not provided. Low bandwidth settings are recommended for wireless WAN connections.

Note: If Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) software is used in conjunction with bandwidth control, the Web Interface specifies parameters appropriate to the selected bandwidth. However, the actual behavior depends on the version of the Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) software used, the terminal servers, and the server configuration.

By default, users can adjust the window size of sessions.

If you prevent users from adjusting a setting, the setting does not appear in the user interface and the settings specified for the resource on the server are used.

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