Citrix FTA, URL VDA redirector

Citrix FTA, URL VDA redirector

You might see this message when users are opening internet Explorer on your XenApp servers.

A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer.


One way around this message is to create this registry settings for every user.


Settings as a reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicy{DB5C2E14-897C-4AE8-B798-E77136187F5E}]
“AppPath”=”C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\system32”

You can for example set this by a login script or a Group policy preference.

By using these keys the prompt will not show up. This is just one way to remove the prompt.

Update 04-10-2013 Citrix has release an article on the problem and an other way to deal with the problem by using GPO (as pointed out by Shyam Masala in the comments):

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