Wyse S10 USB redirect to Citrix Desktop

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  • #6184
    WyseMan3033
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    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve been trying to get a flash drive to map in a citrix session from a Wyse S10. I’ve looked at the Wyse INI guide but all the recommendations for turning on USB access don’t seem to be working.

    When I look at the Event Log it says:

    USB: Found a new device “mass storage” on port 4
    TCX USB: Local Device (0x04f2,0x0112,0x03,0x01,0x01)

    I’ve set up a citrix policy that should allow access to this USB so I am thinking that I did not configure it right on the wyse s10. Can anyone help?

    Here’s my config:

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* General 1 *
    ;*************************************************************

    autoload=1

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* USB *
    ;*************************************************************

    Device=vusb ForceRedirect=0x04f2,0x0112,0x03,0x01,0x01

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* Screen Settings *
    ;*************************************************************

    Desktop=colorbackground_1024x768.jpg Layout=stretch
    DesktopColorDepth=32
    ScreenSaver=120 LockTerminal=1 Type=1

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* Network *
    ;*************************************************************

    SignOn=Yes
    DomainList=CNC
    MaxVNCD=1
    VncPassword=”wysevnc”
    VncPrompt=No

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* ICA *
    ;*************************************************************

    PnliteServer=citrix:8080 AutoConnectList=”Wyse Desktop”

    #19225
    tarasov
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    You should have TCX installed on the VM also. Do you have it?

    #19227
    WyseMan3033
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    @tarasov wrote:

    You should have TCX installed on the VM also. Do you have it?

    No I do not. I’m new to thin clients and haven’t found much info on this. My VMs are Windows Server 2003 R2. Where would I get an install for TCX? From Wyse? Citrix?

    #19228
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    OK, you can download TCX trial version from Wyse site. You need to install TCX serverVM part (which is downloaded from wyse.com) to the VM. Client part is already on the thin client. The question is why do you need to redirect Flash drive as USB device? It can be mapped by ICARDP into the client session without TCX while mapping it as USB device makes it visible to all users of the TS Server? Or..maybe … you are not using 2003 R2 as terminal server?

    #19236
    WyseMan3033
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    @tarasov wrote:

    The question is why do you need to redirect Flash drive as USB device? It can be mapped by ICARDP into the client session without TCX while mapping it as USB device makes it visible to all users of the TS Server? Or..maybe … you are not using 2003 R2 as terminal server?

    I’m confused by your question. I thought you said I needed TCX to have a flash drive be recognized in my Citrix session from the Wyse? My need is that I have users that have flash drives that they need access to in their citrix session from the Wyse. If there is a way to do this without TCX this is what I have been wanting all along.

    #19237
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    @tarasov wrote:

    The question is why do you need to redirect Flash drive as USB device? It can be mapped by ICARDP into the client session without TCX while mapping it as USB device makes it visible to all users of the TS Server? Or..maybe … you are not using 2003 R2 as terminal server?

    I’m confused by your question. I thought you said I needed TCX to have a flash drive be recognized in my Citrix session from the Wyse? My need is that I have users that have flash drives that they need access to in their citrix session from the Wyse. If there is a way to do this without TCX this is what I have been wanting all along.

    #19238
    GuruPeter
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    Hi WyseMan,

    you’re using XenApp right?

    Replace your USB section with this.

    ;*************************************************************
    ;* General Session *
    ;*************************************************************

    SessionConfig=ALL MapDisks=yes

    Keep in mind that not all thumb drives will work. The cheaper ones generally have their own software burned in that works with Windows to make them work.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete

    #19244
    WyseMan3033
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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the suggestion but that still did not work. I have yet to get USB working at all and it’s getting a little ridiculous. It seems like Wyse has 5 different ways to map usb and it never says which one is preferred or which is used for what scenario. I have even tried the trial version of TCX from Wyse which is not working either. Anyone who might have some more suggestions it would be appreciated.

    #19245
    WyseMan3033
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    I have been told 2 different things about USB in citrix. First I heard that you need the TCX software to be able to do this. Then I was told that all I need is to define “SessionConfig=ALL mapdisks=yes” to get this to work. Can someone shed some light as to which way is correct / which way is used in what scenario?

    Note: I have already set up a Citrix policy to allow mapped drives so I am thinking that my Wyse config is wrong somewhere.

    I have pasted a few of my configs below. All of which have not worked. Please give me some help if you can.. this is getting frustrating for something so simple.

    ;************************************************* ************
    ;* USB config 1 – doesn’t work*
    ;************************************************* ************

    SessionConfig=ALL mapdisks=yes

    ;************************************************* ************
    ;* USB config 2 – doesn’t work*
    ;************************************************* ************

    Device=vusb ForceRedirect=0x04f2,0x0112,0x03,0x01,0x01

    ;************************************************* ************
    ;* USB config 3 – doesn’t work*
    ;************************************************* ************

    TCXLicense=0x04f2,0x0112,0x03,0x01,0x01
    Device=vusb ForceRedirect=0x04f2,0x0112,0x03,0x01,0x01

    ;************************************************* ************
    ;* USB config 4 – doesn’t work*
    ;************************************************* ************

    SessionConfig=ALL mapdisks=yes mapdisksunderz=yes

    #19246
    WyseMan3033
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    Hi Everyone,

    I figured this problem out. The issue was that Citrix uses some tricky terminology in their policy creator. In Citrix Xenapp advanced configuration – Policies – Properties – HDX Plug-n-play – Client resources – Drives – Mappings

    I had “Turn off Floppy Disk Drives” checked. Apparently Citrix puts USB flash drives under this category because as soon as I unchecked this it worked. Thanks for the suggestions. Hope this helps someone else.

    #21334
    jgrotnes
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    @WyseMan3033: Thanks for the info about getting this to work.

    If you are still reading this forum, could you list the INI config settings you finally used and the SW versions you are using (e.g. are you on XA6?).

    I found it surprising that TDX should be installed for HDX redirection, was that your experience?

    best regards
    Jorn

    #21335
    aLiE
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    Just to point out, this is only applicable when using XenApp 6.x

    #21338
    ConfGen
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    TCX is not needed in a HDX environment at all. In a XA6+ environment with WTOS 7.1 code you have Plug&Play for mass storage devices.
    Add
    SessionConfig=ALL MapDisks=yes VUSB_DISKS=yes
    to your wnos.ini and you are fine.

    CG

    #21378
    jgrotnes
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    I am aware that this could be a server-side (Citrix policy) problem, and the same question has been posted to a Citrix forum. But we are using identical policies on PC-based clients (which works). I would like to hear from anyone who has made dynamic USB mapping from WTOS to XA6.5 work in their environment.

    It works for us with the mapdrivesunderZ=U so that USB drives are available while in-session, under a network mounted disk letter (U: in our case). This is not intuitive and hardly dynamic (the user has to close the Explorer window and re-open the drive U: to see resources appearing or disappearing).

    When not using the mapdrivesunderZ parameter, we can see the USB storage devices (e.g. as D$) dynamically populating the Client network in XenApp, but no drives are being mapped by the “HDX PnP” function. Even when logging in to the session, no automatic mapping takes place (we have to use a script). There is a visible refresh of Explorer whenever a USB unit is inserted or extracted, so a Windows event is definitely received by the OS.

    Question:
    Should dynamic HDX USB PnP work with WTOS7.1, just like it is on a PC based client (this works in sessions created through the newer Windows-based ICA clients).

    As far as I can see there is no HDX involved in the solution that works (mapping all USB drives under a network mounted drive letter).

    So does anyone have suggestions on how to get WTOS 7.1 working with HDX USB Plug-and-play on XenApp. I.e. how would we make USB devices appear individually as “Removable Device” in a dynamic fashion while in-session?

    Best regards
    Jorn Grotnes (in the process of converting 18.000 Wyse clients to WTOS).

    #21380
    ConfGen
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    Yes, this works with 7,1 firmware. Post your wnos.ini and we help to correct it.

    CG

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