Reflection 14.x and Windows Terminal Server/Citrix

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  • 07-Feb-2002
  • 01-Apr-2018

Environment

Reflection for HP with NS/VT version 14.x
Reflection for IBM version 14.x
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS version 14.x
Reflection X version 14.x
Reflection Suite for X version 14.x
Reflection for the Multi-Host Enterprise Standard Edition version 14.x
Reflection for the Multi-Host Enterprise Professional Edition version 14.x

Situation

This technical note lists Reflection products and components that can be run in Windows Terminal Server environments (with or without Citrix MetaFrame).

Resolution

Most of the Reflection products, and some of the Reflection components, have been designed so that they can be installed on and run from a Windows Terminal Server (with or without Citrix MetaFrame).

Note: Windows Terminal Server (with or without Citrix MetaFrame) is abbreviated as WTS in the remainder of this technical note.

To optimize the connection between the Windows Terminal Server and client, the following modifications were made:

Beginning in version 9.x of the Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS and Reflection for HP products:

  • No Reflection splash screen is displayed on product startup.
  • Cursor blink is disabled by default.
  • Connection time is not displayed by default.

Beginning in version 9.x of Reflection X and Reflection Suite for X, the performance tuner is not run because the product is not installed on the end user's PC.

For additional information about configuring and using Reflection with Windows Terminal Server or Citrix MetaFrame, see Technical Note 1097.

Which Reflection Products and Components Run on WTS?

A Windows Terminal Server enables clients to run Reflection products remotely when logged into the server. The tables below detail which Reflection products and components will run in this environment.

Reflection for the Web

Reflection for the Web is not recommended for, nor is it tested in WTS environments.

Reflection Windows-based Products

Use the following table to determine which Reflection windows-based products can be run in a WTS environment.

Important: All of these products contain components that may or may not be compliant with the WTS environment. The components that are installed on the WTS depend on which features were selected during installation or added after installation. After verifying that your product runs in this environment, make sure to check the table in Reflection Components to determine the status of each additional component you may have installed.

Product
Works in WTS Environment?
Reflection for IBM 2007
Yes
Reflection for UNIX and OpenVMS
Yes; however, certain components included with this product may not. See Reflection Components.
Reflection for ReGIS
Yes; however, certain components included with this product may not. See Reflection Components.
Reflection for HP with NS/VT
Yes; however, certain components included with this product may not. See Reflection Components.
Reflection for IBM
Yes, with exceptions. This product includes transport types that run in this environment only with restrictions.
The SNA engine was designed to run on individual PC workstations. Modifications have been made to enable the SNA engine to function in a Terminal Server environment, but it can handle only a limited number of simultaneous connections (10 or less). For this reason, using Telnet is strongly recommended in the IBM environment.
Telnet and Telnet Extended do work in this environment.
DLC is a network protocol that is not designed for, and does not work in this environment.
Additionally, certain components included with this product may not work in a WTS environment. See Reflection Components.
Reflection X
Yes; however, certain components included with this product may not. See Reflection Components.
Reflection for Secure IT
Yes
NFS Client
Yes; Reflection NFS Client version 11.0 or higher, with some restrictions.
No; All versions of Reflection NFS Client prior to 11.0.
Certain components included with the NFS Client product may also run in this environment. See Reflection Components.

Reflection Components

After using the table above to determine if your Reflection product runs in a WTS environment, use the following table to determine the status of any Reflection components you installed during the Reflection product installation process.

Component
Works in WTS Environment?
Reflection FTP Client
Yes
Reflection LPR/LPD
No. Reflection LPR/LPD is a network service and does not run in this environment.
Reflection Ping
Yes. If using the Find Route feature, keep in mind that the ping is being initialized from the WTS, not the client PC.
Reflection TimeSync
No. Reflection Timesync is a network service and does not run in this environment.
Reflection SFTP Client
Yes
Reflection Kerberos Manager
Yes
Reflection Key Agent
Yes
Reflection LAT
No. Reflection LAT is a network protocol and does not run in this environment.
Reflection Virtual Desktop
No. The Reflection Virtual Desktop adds unnecessary overhead to the WTS or Citrix Server; therefore, this component has not been developed for the WTS environment.

Additional Information

Note: This document is provided for informational purposes only and may be updated if additional information becomes available. The information in this document does not constitute a warranty by Attachmate or extend the terms of any existing warranty. Warranties for Attachmate products, if any, are set forth in the end-user license agreements that accompany the products or the terms of the license agreement under which you make use of an Attachmate product.

Legacy KB ID

This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 1626.

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