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									Accessing Citrix
The Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server extends secure access to UNC Charlotte’s networked resources
beyond the traditional office environment. It will allow most desktop PCs, notebook computers, PDAs or
Internet appliances to connect remotely to applications regardless of your local operating system from
places such as your home or anywhere access to the internet is available.

To begin, open your web browser and in the address bar, type and press enter.

Before accessing the Citrix system, a Citrix component must be installed on the machine. If the machine
does not have the MetaFrame Presentation Server Client installed, the login page will have a link to install
the client in the UNC Charlotte Citrix Message Center area.
Note: If you are logging into Citrix from off-campus, you will be presented with the MetaFrame installation
after initially logging into the system on the Applications screen.

To install the client, click on the MetaFrame Presentation Server Client for 32-Bit Windows link. Click Run
on the File Download window. And Run on the Internet Explore Security Window. Then Yes on the
continue and license agreement windows. Finally click OK. You may need to close and reopen the browser.

Enter your NinerNET username and password and click the Login button. You will now be logged into the
Citrix server.
In the applications frame you will be able to access programs that you may regularly use while at your
campus workstation. Some of the applications that are available through Citrix are:

        Office 2003 Suite                                       Maple 10

        Office 2007 Suite                                       Mathmatica

        SPSS 14                                                 SFTP

        SAS 9.2                                                 Various web browsers and utilities.

        ArcGIS

 When you move the cursor over a desired folder, single click to expand. To launch an application, single
 click on the appropriate icon.
 Note: It is important to single click when seeing the pointing hand cursor. Double clicking can cause
 conflicting sessions on the Citrix server.
                                               Through the application that is opened, you will have
                                               access to your standard Novell mapped drives.

                                               Click File > Save As.

                                               The standard File Save dialogue box will open defaulting to
                                               your My Documents folder on your H: drive. Click the My
                                               Computer button on the left side of the Save Dialogue box.
                                               You will get prompted with a Client File Security window
                                               (fig. to left). In this window, choose Full Access in the
                                               What Access do you want to grant? section and Never ask
                                               me again in the Do you want to be asked again? section.

                                               You will then have access to your network drives and your
                                               local drives (fig. below).

Notice that there is not a drive mapping for the C: drive. Citrix assigns another drive letter for the local
drive. In the example below, Citrix has assigned “C$ on Client (V:\)”. This is the drive that would be
used to save files onto the computer itself, instead of a network location. To save a file to your local
desktop, you would click C$ on Client (V:)\Documents and Settings\<username>\desktop

When you are finished using the application and have saved your file, click File > Exit or simply close the
window. Click the logout button on the main Citrix page to end the session.

If you have additional questions please contact the Help Center at 704-687-3100 or via email at

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