Installing on Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix

Note: This document is a work-in-progress. Check the documentation for Visual COBOL in the Product Documentation section of the Visual COBOL Customer Care website for its most recent version.

Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix (TS/Citrix) are environments for running multiple instances of a single user product. They are not platforms where a single-user product can be made to perform as a multi-user product.

When running Visual COBOL on TS/Citrix machine, there might be some implications to components of Visual COBOL which could cause potential conflicts between a ‘per-user session’ compared to the standard ‘per machine’ setup. The following components of Visual COBOL require special configuration:

You can use Visual COBOL with TS or with any Citrix version certified for use with ; however, a separate end-user license is required for each user who accesses Visual COBOL, even if it is running on a single machine. See your End User License Agreement for clarification.

Note: Micro Focus Visual COBOL does not officially support TS/Citrix. However, it will run on any prerequisite Operating System that is supported under TS/Citrix.

Capacity planning

Multi-user capacity planning for TS/Citrix does not scale linearly, and the calculations required for this planning are not directly related or specific to any Micro Focus technology. Micro Focus recommends that you consult with Microsoft or Citrix Systems, respectively, about the server sizing and capacity planning, based on hosting the required number of “rich” Windows desktops (e.g. using a singleton desktop build as a baseline).

Installing Visual COBOL

To install Visual COBOL for use with TS/Citrix:

  1. Log on to the physical terminal or Citrix server with a user ID that has administrator privileges.
  2. Use the download links in your Electronic Delivery Receipt email or Micro Focus Software Activation Information email that you received from Micro Focus when you activated or got a license key.
  3. Follow the links for the installation instructions and the End User License Agreement.

Configuring Visual COBOL

Follow the links below for details on how to configure the individual Visual COBOL components.