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When you try to use a Citrix client to connect to a Citrix MetaFrame or a Citrix 1.8 installation that is hosted on a Windows 2000-based computer, you may experience a very long logon time (from 5 to 30 minutes) before the Citrix desktop appears.
This problem may occur if Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) is installed on the server that you want to connect to, and all the following conditions are true:
You have Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame installed on the same computer.
You manually configure printer redirection to print to a local printer that is attached to the client computer.
You use the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol to communicate between the Citrix client and the Citrix server.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
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