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How to Create ICA Launch Files for use in XD 5 High Availability Mode

Summary
This article describes how to create an ICA Launch file for use in the XenDesktop’s High Availability mode.

Requirements

XenDesktop Version 5.0 or later

A desktop with the Virtual Desktop Agent Version 5.0 installed and with the High Availability feature enabled
The IP address of this desktop
The credentials of the user allowed to connect to this desktop, which includes:

  • Domain name
  • User logon name
  • User password

Procedure

  1. Open Notepad on the client computer and copy and paste the Minimal ICA Launch file from below.
  2. Change the following fields:

    a. USER_LOGON_NAME_HERE to the actual user’s logon name
    b. USER_PASSWORD_HERE to the actual user’s clear text password
    c. DOMAIN_NAME_HERE to the actual domain name
    d. DESKTOP_IP_ADDRESS_HERE to the desktop’s IP address

  3. Save the file with a relevant name and with an .ICA extension to an easy to find location on the client’s computer.

Minimal ICA Launch file content:

[Encoding]
InputEncoding=UTF8

[ApplicationServers]
Desktop=

[Desktop]
Username=USER_LOGON_NAME_HERE
Clearpassword=USER_PASSWORD_HERE
Domain=DOMAIN_NAME_HERE

Address=DESKTOP_IP_ADDRESS_HERE:1494
AutologonAllowed=ON
BrowserProtocol=HTTPonTCP
CGPAddress=*:2598

TransportDriver=TCP/IP

ClientAudio=On
DesiredColor=8
DesiredHRES=1024
DesiredVRES=768
DoNotUseDefaultCSL=On

FontSmoothingType=0
InitialProgram=#Desktop
LPWD=31
Launcher=WI
LocHttpBrowserAddress=!

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