Virtual Client Office frequently asked questions

Alerts and notices

You can open an application through Virtual Client Office by clicking the Applications link in the navigation pane and then clicking the application icon. If you don’t see this link, you don’t have access to applications through Virtual Client Office.

General questions

TCP 443 (for https) and TCP 80 TCP 1494 if you selected the alternate port.

Wait a moment or two and then try again.

Press F5 to refresh the screen and click the link to open the application again. If the problem continues, verify that your proxy server is not caching IP addresses or contact the appropriate resource to ask for the current range of IP addresses to exclude from caching.

If you need help addressing this issue, contact your accountant or administrator.

The internet is made of thousands of independent servers that are connected. As data is delivered across the internet from the Virtual Client Office servers to your computer, it travels through servers owned by third-party telecommunications companies. If one of those servers drops the connection, your Virtual Client Office session will probably drop with it. We can often resolve the issue by notifying the appropriate provider of the problem. (The appropriate party may be your internet provider, a third-party internet backbone provider, or one of our providers.) Determining where the drop occurs is the first step in addressing this issue.

Various utilities are available for monitoring connectivity issues. For example, PingPlotter (from Nessoft, LLC — is an application that allows you to monitor connectivity issues. You can download an evaluation copy of PingPlotter (or purchase a license ) and use it to test your connection to our server, . PingPlotter saves a history of the test data to a file. The reports PingPlotter generates allow you to see which server or router is causing the issue.

Note: As a security measure, some servers in our data centers do not respond to test traffic. These servers show up as non-responsive connections, but will pass the test data on.

Disconnects are generally caused by a temporary drop in your internet connection. At times, you may not be able to re-open the application because the server does not recognize that you are connected to the internet. In this situation, you need to force the session to close by completing the following steps.

  1. In the system tray, right-click the Program Neighborhood Connection Center icon and choose Open Connection Center .
  2. Highlight the server name, which displays as a series of letters and numbers, and click the Logoff button.
  3. After the logoff process is complete, re-open the application.

If the steps above do not resolve the problem, try using the Log Off Applications utility.

When you open an application through Virtual Client Office, Virtual Client Office maps your local printers to our servers. The length of time it takes to complete this resource-intensive mapping process increases based on the number of printers that are installed on your computer. Therefore, deleting unused printers or test printers from your computer may decrease the amount of time it takes to launch applications in the Virtual Client Office environment.

See Using multiple monitors in the Virtual Client Office environment for information about avoiding or resolving this issue.

Yes. You can copy files up to 4 GB from a local network drive.

Printing questions

Close all applications and then re-open the application.

Rename your local printer. To do this, choose Windows button > Settings > Printers, right-click the printer, choose Rename from the shortcut menu, and enter a shorter name. (For example, HP LaserJet 4si PCL6e can be shortened to HP 4Si).

Try one or both of the following:

  • Change your local print driver to either HP LaserJet IIIsi or HP LaserJet 4Si (for HP printers), close all applications that are running in the Virtual Client Office environment, and then re-open the applications.
  • Check to see if your HP printer is supported in the Terminal Server environment by viewing the HP LaserJet Printers Supported in Citrix MetaFrame Environments page on the Citrix website.

    If your printer is not supported in the Terminal Server environment, it will not work for applications running in the Virtual Client Office environment. For non-HP printers, check the manufacturer’s website to determine Terminal Server compatibility.

Many drivers in Virtual Client Office are set up to map to alternate print drivers to ensure that you use the most reliable and stable print driver for the environment.

Related topics

Overview of the Virtual Client Office environments

Getting started with Virtual Client Office

Printing in the Virtual Client Office environment

Downloading Citrix Receiver

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