Citrix > Login Recording Options

Enables you to you set the connection and login information for the recording session.

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Record > Recording Options > Citrix > Login
Important information
  • The Login node is available only when creating a single protocol Citrix script.
    When creating a multi-protocol Citrix+Web script, the login information is retrieved from the Web interface.

    For a complete list of protocols and their associated nodes, see Protocol Compatibility Table.

  • If you do not provide login information, you are prompted for the information when the client locates the specified server.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Description
Connection
  • Network Protocol. The preferred protocols are TCP/IP and TCP/IP+HTTP. Most Citrix Servers support TCP/IP, however some Citrix clients do not. Certain servers are configured by the administrators to allow only TCP/IP with specific HTTP headers. If you encounter a communication problem, select the TCP/IP+HTTP option.

  • Server. The Citrix server name. To add a new server to the list, click Add, and enter the server name (and its port for TCP/IP + HTTP).

    Note: Multiple servers apply only when you specify a Published Application. If you are connecting to the desktop without a specific application, then list only one server.

  • Published Application. The name of the Published Application as it is recognized on Citrix server. The drop-down menu contains a list of the available applications. If you do not specify a published application, VuGen uses the server's desktop. If you added or renamed a published application, close the Recording options and reopen them to view the new list. Additionally, you can also enter the name of a published application manually if you know it exists (useful in cases where the drop-down list is inaccurate).

    To change the name of the published application on the Citrix client, you must make the change on the Citrix Server machine. Select Manage Console > Application and create a new application or rename an existing one.

    Note: If you do not specify a published application, Citrix load balancing will not work. To use load balancing when accessing the server's desktop, register the desktop as a published application on the server machine, and select this name from the Published Application drop-down list.

Define connection parameters
Allows you to manually define the logon and connection details.
Logon Information
Specify the User Name, Password, and Domain of the Citrix user. Optionally, you can also specify the Client Name by which the Citrix server identifies the client.
Use ICA file for connection parameters
Specify an ICA file with the connection configuration information for the application.
For details, see ICA File Structure.

ICA File Structure

Citrix ICA client files are text files that contain configuration information for the applications accessed through the Citrix client.

Tip: When you load an ICA file using the Recording Options, VuGen saves the file together with your script, eliminating the need to copy the ICA file to each load generator machine.

ICA Files must have an .ica extension and must conform to the following format:

[WFClient]
Version=
TcpBrowserAddress=
 
[ApplicationServers]
AppName1=
 
[AppName1]
Address=
InitialProgram=#
ClientAudio=
AudioBandwidthLimit=
Compress=
DesiredHRES=
DesiredVRES=
DesiredColor=
TransportDriver=
WinStationDriver=
Username=
Domain=
ClearPassword=

The following example shows a sample ICA file for using Microsoft Word on a remote machine through the Citrix client:

[WFClient]
Version=2
TcpBrowserAddress=235.119.93.56
 
[ApplicationServers]
Word=
 
[Word]
Address=Word
InitialProgram=#Word
ClientAudio=On
AudioBandwidthLimit=2
Compress=On
DesiredHRES=800
DesiredVRES=600
DesiredColor=2
TransportDriver=TCP/IP
WinStationDriver=ICA 3.0
Username=test
Domain=user_lab
ClearPassword=test

For more information, see the Citrix website www.citrix.com.

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