Thursday, August 27, 2009

Citrix XENAPP 5.0 on Server 2008 Seamless Logoff

By:Rick Rohne
Do to the changes to WinLogon and the LogonUI in Windows Server 2008, XENapp 5.0 clients display the Logoff UI in XENAPP seamless sessions.. Find out how to make it go away.

This only happens after exiting out of the last application in a session, but end users generally have little or no sympothy when they notice changes in their day to day life. To resolve this, simply create a new GPO (applied to the TS Servers with loopback processing enabled) with a logoff script that includes the following command:
tsdiscon %SESSIONNAME%

Once you have implemented the script, the terminal server will disconnect the session when the user logs off (Which simply hides the UI from the end user. If you do create this logoff script, be sure to ensure that your logoffs are happening clean, in some scenarios, a hung process will keep the session open without giving any notification to the user.
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