External USB CD/DVD Drives with Xenith

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    Avatarbren924
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    We are deploying Xenith terminals in my office in conjuntion with XenDesktop VMs, and we were hoping to be able to provide external CD/DVD drives to our users in order to replace the functionality that they are losing with their traditional desktop PCs.

    Does anyone have any success with external drives for uses other than simply data? Say video or music playback? My experience has been dreadful thus far, to the point that I have told those users who have been migrated to the Xenith platform that they can forget about using the external drives for anything other than viewing data files.

    Now it could be that we are using drives that maybe don’t work all that well with the Xenith, but I didn’t see much in my pre-planning research that indicated particular drives that we should be looking at.

    Feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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    1) Have you tried external CDDVD connected to the XenDesktop VM via usual PC in your network? Is it suitable for video? 2) Do you use 1Gb LAN or..? 3)What version of USB (1, 2…) do your drives support ? USB 1.X seems to be not suitable by definition 4)Try mapping CDDVD not as USB device via HDX but as drive via ICA (XenOS should support them)

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    I have connected the drive to the VM through my PC, and the video plays fine on the VM. In my test environment with a Xenith, I am getting very mixed results. Some attempts will run just fine, while others, audio and video will just stop playing after a few seconds.

    The external drive is USB2, and we are running 1GB LAN. I am new to this, so not really sure how to change the drive mapping from HDX to ICA?

    Thanks.

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    To switch off USB redirection and change it to ICA drive mapping clear USB check box and mark Disks one in the Session tab of Global connection settings or (better) through xen.ini file. Later on (if this solves the problem) you can play with Citrix USB policies to allow HDX mapping of all USB devices except CDDVDflash drives.

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