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How do I configure settings globally in a Citrix XenApp environment?

Question:

How do I configure settings globally in a Citrix XenApp environment?

Answer:

Please note that the security restrictions require elevated account priveliges in order to make changes to the registry. The use of a login script that makes changes for restricted end users is not a viable option. This is because the settings in PDF-XChange Editor and PDF-XChange Viewer are stored per user (in HKCU). Therefore changes made to elevated accounts apply to those accounts only and not the desired end user accounts.

However, script can be used to determine properties. The sample script detailed below modifies the Ad Toolbar and Search Provider settings, and can be adapted for other properties as desired:

CLASS USER
;ADM Template created January 2011 by Andy Walton, to configure PDF XChange settings in Citrix XenApp5 and/or a Microsoft Terminal Services environment

 

;The template configures 2* registry keys in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER section of the Windows registry, to disable to Advert Toolbar and Search Providers that otherwise appear


CATEGORY "PDF XChange"
               
                POLICY "No Adverts"
                EXPLAIN !!AdHelp
                KEYNAME "Software\Tracker Software\PDFViewer\Registration"
                                VALUENAME "HideAD"
                                VALUEON NUMERIC 1
                                VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
                END POLICY

                POLICY "No Search"
                EXPLAIN !!SearchHelp
                KEYNAME "Software\Tracker Software\PDFViewer\Search\Providers"
                                VALUENAME "Use"
                                VALUEON NUMERIC 1
                                VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
                END POLICY

END CATEGORY

[STRINGS]
AdHelp="Disables the Advert Toolbar in PDF XChange."
  SearchHelp="Disables the Search Providers in PDF XChange."

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