Application Delivery in XenDesktop 7

imageXenApp is now part of XenDesktop and only referred as applications in the Studio. To deliver applications, we need to install the VDA onto the servers (desktops) that will be delivering applications. 

VDA install wizard has options to create master images for both PVS and MCS. As the creating master images for PVS and MCS is the same as creating master images for desktops, I will only create one standalone Windows server purposed to deliver applications and import this server into XenDesktop environment.

First, mount the XenDesktop iso to the server that will be used to serve applications. You do not need to enable RDS beforehand:

Select Virtual Delivery Agent for Windows Server OS

Select Virtual Delivery Agent for Windows Server OS

Select Virtual Delivery Agent for Windows Server OS:

VDA install

VDA install

VDA install

VDA install

VDA install

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Once the installation is completed, create a machine catalog:

Create Machine Catalog

Create Machine Catalog

Create Machine Catalog

Create Machine Catalog

The next step is to create a delivery group:

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Create Delivery Group

Now, when you go to the applications tab, you will see the applications published in XenDesktop:

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Upon Logging into the StoreFront, I have the desktop (I choose to have both desktop and applications for admin purposes)

Server Desktop

and the applications published:

Applications

Applications

Applications

 

Good luck.

Bulent Tolu

Bulent Tolu

Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Consultant. He has a diverse knowledge and interest in Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

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