Previously when the thin client was shipped it had the power options set to Portable/Laptop and if Thin Desktop™ was installed without making any changes,
the user ThinLaunch Thin Desktop creates will have the same power setting. Please contact Tech Support for further assistance on correcting the power
To regain access to the windows desktop, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and select logoff from the dialog. Upon logoff, hold down the SHIFT key to allow Windows to display the logon dialog. At this point, any local or domain user who has the appropriate permission can logon to the system and see a normal Windows desktop. See the below figures on how to complete.
After pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL click on Log Off…
Confirm by clicking Log Off and hold down the shift key
Change the ThinDesktopUser to another valid user and the desktop interface will reappear
To use Thin Desktop™ with the Citrix ICA client, also known as XenApp, it is necessary to configure Thin Desktop™ to launch
wfica32.exe directly instead of using Program Neighborhood (pn.exe). To do this requires an ICA file to be created with the
appropriate connection information. The following describes the procedure to create an ICA file:
Create an ICA file from the Citrix published application manager tool.
Copy the ICA file to the client where Thin Desktop™ is installed. Be sure to place the ICA file in an area where the local
Users group has read access rights.
Configure Thin Desktop™ to launch wfica32.exe with the path of the ICA file passed as a parameter.
The following is an example: “C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\wfica32.exe” c:\myfile.ica
Log off the machine to verify Thin Desktop™ correctly launches the Citrix connection.
Note: If Thin Desktop appears to launch the client connection repeatedly, change the command to be
wfcrun.exe instead of wfica32.exe.
Because Thin Desktop™ only monitors the first process launched, if a second process is spawned from the first process, Thin Desktop™ will not have the ability to monitor the child process to perform a re-launched if it closes prematurely.
Any command launched by Thin Desktop after startup of Windows is executed in the context of the user session of the
local Windows user ThinDesktopUser. As a result, it is necessary to ensure the proper permissions are given to
ThinDesktopUser to launch the desired command. Since ThinDesktopUser is also part of the Users group by default,
permission could be given to that group instead of the user directly.