Citrix Fixes – Desktop Lock

A list containing the majority of Desktop Lock support articles collated to make this page a one stop place for you to search for and find information regarding any issues you have with the product and its related dependencies.

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Desktop Lock:


wdt_ID Brief Description of Issue Brief Description of Fix Applicable Product Versions Affected (if known) Link to supplemental Support Article(s)
1 After locking and then later unlocking a Desktop Lock enabled client, the application windows within the Citrix session appear behind the taskbar. The only way to resolve this issue is to logout from the session and then log back in again. You could also edit the registry to turn off ICA session disconnects when a machine is locked. XenApp 7.6, XenDesktop 7.6. https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX223258
2 When client is locked via Start Menu -> Lock, the user is required to log in to the client device and then VDA. The same issue does not occur when locking via CTRL+ALT+DEL. This is by design. Citrix can only pass the first credentials to a disconnected session. If the session is active, there is no way to pass the credential without prompting twice. Citrix Receiver Desktop Lock 4.3 and 4.4. https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX207832
3 After upgrading Desktop Lock from 4.4 to 4.5, desktops launch but get stuck at logon. Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update on the client machine running Desktop Lock. Citrix Desktop Lock 4.5 and Windows 7. https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX218583
4 After installing Desktop Lock a black background is displayed with Windows Explorer showing when you log on as a local administrator. Make sure your antivirus product is not preventing "CtxExplorerLauncher.exe" from launching. This file is configured to automatically launch at logon to detect when an administrator logs on. https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX215494


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