Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How To Enable / Disable Time Zone Redirection

There will be situation where Business wants users' Citrix sessions to reflect server time zone, especially when the datacenter location and users' locations are at different time zones. These steps are also applicable to provide local time zone to Citrix / TS users.

Description :
To provide server / local time zone to users' Citrix sessions.

How To Do :

  1.  Launch Citrix AppCenter, and go to Policies node.

  2. From there, click at Users tab.

  3.  Depending whether to create a new policy or edit current one, choose the option accordingly. In this case, we create a new one.

  4.  Configure policy name

  5.  Browse to All Settings > ICA > Time Zone Control

  6.   Add Use local time of client policy

  7.  Choose desired option, whether to use server time or local time, then press OK

  8.  Press Next to proceed

  9.  Configure filtering accordingly.

  10.  Enable and create the Citrix policy.

  11. Go to Group Policy Management Console, and create a new policy or edit current policy. In this case, we edit current policy.

  12.  Browse to User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Destop Session Host > Device and Resource Redirection

  13.  Right click at Allow time zone redirection, and press Edit

  14.  Choose to enable or disable time zone redirection accordingly. Press Apply and OK.

  15.  This is the outcomes. 

  16.  As the policies are set at User Configuration, therefore users need to re-login in order to get it reflected.



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