How to determine the client IP address in XenApp 6

26 Sep 2012: See my updated method here.

I have been modifying a client’s 2500 line VBScript login script recently (what a beast!) and had to find a replacement for ICACLIENTINFO.EXE which was used in their Presentation Server 4.0 environment to determine the client IP address and map printers based on subnet. ICACLIENTINFO.EXE does not work with XenApp 6/6.5, so I had to find a replacement method. After some hunting through the registry I found this:
Now I just had to find a way to determine the Session ID, which was easier than I thought:
HKCU\Volatile Environment\2

And now to put it together into a script:
Set objShell = CreateObject(“Wscript.Shell”)
aRegKeys = RegEnum(“.”, “HKCU”, “Volatile Environment”)
sessionID = aRegKeys(0)
strIPCTXClient = objShell.RegRead(“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\Ica\Session\” & sessionID & “\Connection\ClientAddress”)
WScript.Echo “Client IP Address: ” & strIPCTXClient

‘* Function RegEnum()
‘* Purpose:Enumerate all subkeys of the specified registry key.
‘* Input:strHkey – registry hive (HKLM, HKCU etc)
‘* strKey – the registry key to enumerate
‘* Output: An array of the subkeys. An empty array is returned for an error.
Function RegEnum(strTarget, strHkey, strKey)
Const VBObjectError = -2147221504
Const FUNCTIONNAME = “RegEnum ()”

Dim intHkey

Const HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = &H80000000
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
Const HKEY_USERS = &H80000003
Const HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG = &H80000005

Select Case UCase(strHkey)
Case “HKCR”
Case “HKCU”
Case “HKLM”
Case “HKU”
intHkey = HKEY_USERS
Case “HKCC”
Case Else
Err.Raise vbObjectError, FUNCTIONNAME, “Invalid HKEY: ” & strHkey
RegEnum = Array()
Exit Function
End Select

On Error Resume Next
Dim objReg
Set objReg=GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\”&_
strTarget & “\root\default:StdRegProv”)

If Err <> 0 Then
RegEnum = Array()
Exit Function
End If

‘ Get all subkeys in the specified key
Dim arrSubKeys
objReg.EnumKey intHkey, strKey, arrSubKeys

If Err <> 0 Then
RegEnum = Array()
Exit Function
End If

If IsArray(arrSubKeys) Then
RegEnum = arrSubKeys
RegEnum = Array()
End If

End Function


  1. Kahless says:

    Here is another way

    Set objCTXWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:\localhostrootcitrixhdx”)
    Set colCTXItems = objCTXWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select ClientIP from Citrix_Sessions”)

    For Each objItem in colCTXItems
    ClientIP = Cstr (objItem.ClientIP)
    objClientName = Cstr (objItem.ClientName)

  2. Thanks for the script, do you know if this works only with newer clients?

  3. Anonymous says:


    You should have convinced the client to use Group Policy Preferences, which is far easier way and can allow so many conditional variation.
    I personally have used this for my organisation highly mobile work workforce, the default printer is mapped on IP subnet address.

    Best of all it’s free!

  4. I am a big fan of GPP and use it extensively, however this client was not ready to “move on”!!

  5. Michael says:

    This has been very useful to me. Thank you.

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