When problems occur with Citrix Group Policies, there can be a significant impact to your environment, especially if those issues are causing security problems (e.g. End users connecting from endpoints at home can access Client Mapped Drivers or maybe they can print documents to external devices).

Knowing how to manage, maintain and troubleshoot Citrix Group Policies is key to ensuring the stability of your XenDesktop and XenApp environments.

Have you ever wondered about or been asked any of the following questions:

  • How does Citrix Group Policy work?
  • Is there a way to get a report of our existing Citrix policies?
  • We’re getting ready to consolidate our Citrix and Microsoft policies in Active Directory, is there any caveats to this?
  • How can I get the resultant set of Citrix policies for an end users session?
  • Should we be backing up our Citrix policies, if so, how do we do that?
  • Our Citrix policies aren’t applying properly when end users connect via our Netscaler\Access Gateway, how do I troubleshoot that?
  • Why do the Citrix policy settings look different between XenDesktop 5.6 and XenDesktop 7.5?
  • Can I use PowerShell to manage Citrix Group Policies?
  • Do I troubleshoot Citrix Group Policy issues differently on XenApp versus XenDesktop environments? What tools can I use to troubleshoot?

I’ll be answering all of these questions (and more!!) during my session  SYN406 – Citrix Group Policy architecture and troubleshooting for XenApp and XenDesktop at Synergy 2014.

Come learn about Citrix Group Polices during Synergy session SYN406. You’ll gain insight into maintain and troubleshooting Citrix Group Policy issues within your XenDesktop and XenApp environments. This way you’ll never need to say “What do I do now?”.


Citrix invited the author of this blog post to present at Citrix Synergy 2014 and to participate in a related contest.  The author received an entry into the contest for submitting this Blog.