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Chrome with folder redirection works with only one session

In my previous job, my exposure to Citrix imaging solutions was limited to PVS. So, over the past few days, I’ve been going through the process of setting up MCS in my home lab. 

To be honest, it’s a pretty great out-of-the-box experience. PVS is a lot of work to setup / maintain, man! 🙂

Anyway, I was able to create a nice simple master image for my MCS machine catalog, and tested out basic functionality today, however, I ran into a Google Chrome + Citrix gotcha!

I was logged into a long-build (non-MCS) server VDA session on my home lab hardware, then opened a new MCS VDA server session, all apps opened fine on the 2nd session, but chrome!

I had enabled Chrome folder redirection to cut down on Citrix UPM/roaming profile size, however, when you enable Chrome %AppData% redirection, you can only have one session per user opened at a time!

For reference, the *gotcha* is listed on the Google Chrome product forums, here:

The fix was simple, exit Chrome on session 1, I was then able to open it on Session 2. 


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