The Citrix service allows service providers to delegate end-user administration of Citrix applications to customers.
Notable features of the Citrix service include:
- Managing multiple Citrix XenApp farms in a single Active Directory console.
- Delivering published applications through application groups to which users are assigned.
- Ability to choose pre-defined security account groups or create new security groups for application publishing.
- Support for public and private applications, application groups, and resources.
- Setting default applications, groups, and resources when provisioning Citrix services to customers and users.
When you provision customers with Citrix services, the following items can be managed:
- Application groups
- Resources, such as printers and file shares
- Resources that are packaged as applications such as desktops
- Hosted applications
Application groups consist of application or resource collections. Service providers can use application groups to provision several resources or applications to users more efficiently.
Resources consist of network resources, such as printers or file shares, that others in the organization access.
Applications consist of network resources that are deployed as applications, such as desktops.
Hosted applications consist of applications that reside on XenApp servers.