There are many reasons why you would want to create Video-on-Demand library with a web interface.. training videos, past security recordings, news clips, etc..
My reason was different this weekend.. it is starting to become difficult to weed through all of the DVDs with children's show for my daughter. While she has no problems sorting through the DVDs and picking out a show to watch if we label it correctly, it still is time consuming and over time the discs become worn and damaged. I needed a way to create a video on demand library and have it easy to use for her. Since she can navigate around on the web just fine, I wanted to make it as simple as YouTube for point and click access to her shows.
After reading quite a few blog posts and coming to the conclusion that is a time and place to 3rd party PC re-purposing applications, I still feel the client provided by Citrix should be able to accomplish the goal.
Well there is a way, and here is a quick video showing you how you can modify the desktopappliancelock.msi from Citrix with a quick msi modification using Orca to allow the client to be used to log into the local desktop and immediately be taken to their Citrix XenApp Published Desktop.
Video Link (6:52 runtime for full process) - link corrected 11/30/09
Items accomplished with the method above:
Single sign-on with domain joined workstationsNot running explorer.exe as the shell locallyCTRL-ALT-DEL passthrough to the backend server (ie: task manager for the right app set)Logoffs on the backend server result in a local logoff as wellHDX support if Adobe Flash is loaded locallyLocal administrator login bypasses this setup and goes straight to the local desktop (explorer.exe)No …