Microsoft App-V support in XenDesktop 7
In the latest release of XenDesktop 7.0, one of the many features added is – support to publish Microsoft App-V applications (v5.0) to delivery groups.
In this blog, we intend to take you through the steps needed for deploying and using App-V applications in XenDesktop 7.
Before we start on this integration feature, let me indicate the components required for App-V Deployment:
- Microsoft App-V Sequencer
Is used to create App-V sequences (.appv is the extension).
- Microsoft App-V Management and Publishing Server
These are Server side components of App-V and are used to publish the sequenced App-V packages. User Assignments, Shortcuts, Deployment Configuration, etc. are all configured here.
- Microsoft App-V Client
The App-V client is the end-point software which streams the application on to device from Publishing Server.
In XenDesktop 7.0, administrator can publish App-V sequences or applications to XenDesktop machines using the above components.
Firstly, we need to define the App-V Management Server and Publishing Server (URLs) in Citrix Studio as illustrated in the following screenshot.
After the administrator configures the App-V Management and Publishing Server, App-V applications published in the App-V Publishing Server is enumerated in Citrix Studio along with Master Image applications during creation of Desktops and Applications OR Applications Delivery group, as shown below.