Differences in Client Drive Mapping between XenApp 6.0 and 6.5, Presentation Server 4.5, and XenApp 5.0

This article describes the difference between earlier versions of Client Drive Mapping (CDM) and the version in Citrix XenApp 6.0 and 6.5.


Versions prior Citrix XenApp 6.0, use the method of network mapping the local drive of the user. This method only mapped local drivers, not network drivers of the user machine. For users to be able to add network driver mappings they require a script to use the net use command and locate the drives from \CLIENT. With this method, the administrator is also required to create a log off script to delete these drives when the session is logged off. On XenApp 6.0, the CDM system uses a completely different mechanism; it uses the concept of redirection; the same concept used with Microsoft Remote Desktop connections.

Simple things to know about the client drive redirection:

  • Mapped drives are classified inside the session as Network Drives; redirected drivers have no specific Windows category so they are classified as Others.