Thursday, June 23, 2011

Restricted Citrix Excel Application Escapes

SynJunkie has a couple good posts on citrix escapes:

and of course iKat

So recently I had to break out of restricted citrix environment. All I had was Excel 2010 and Word 2010.

I also didnt have a fancy 'jump to url' option when I clicked on the title bar and none of the hot keys were working for me. So goal was to get a web broswer or cmd shell.

I was able to create macros though. So first I added the developers ribbon.

Click the visual basic button, and paste in some sweet macro code.

Then you save the file as macro enabled workbook.

Once its saved, you can hit the macro button and run your macro.

and get shell

The code

'execute EXE file
Shell 'CMD /K C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe', vbNormalFocus
End Sub

You could also just type a url into excel...

and click it..But that's pretty low tech and not much fun :-)