Macbook + PPTP VPN + Citrix ICA Client = Happy

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 14-Jun-2008 13:44

I don't know if I ever expected to not have a good experience connecting to a PPTP VPN and using Citrix from my Macbook. I set it all up last week, and it has been rock solid.

VPN setup in the Mac was a breeze, taking 1 minute. The Citrix ICA client is easily found and downloaded at the Citrix website, and it's a universal binary.

VPN on the Mac connects quicker than under Vista - in Leopard it seems to take a total of about 2 - 3 seconds, and about 5 seconds under Microsofts OS.

The ICA application loads extremely quickly, and has no hiccups that I have found. It responds nicely to a double-fingered tap for right-clicking the Windows Server 2003 / TS / Citrix desktop.

I am quite new to Citrix, having recommended it a few times to clients, and having other people do the design and implementation, I am now IT Manager at a business that has Presentation Server and an SBS. All running on nice hardware too. I guess I have a bit of learning to do. Might have to VM a Presentation Server sandbox for me to break :-)

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Comment by Nate, on 7-May-2010 22:55

Good article, I will try this setup. Today I'm using there I get unlimited bandwidth for only €5 a month which is fine.

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