The Citrix service for Services Manager 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 the Citrix service, the following items can be managed:
- Application groups that consist of application or resource collections. Service providers can use application groups to provision several resources or applications to users more efficiently.
- Network resources, such as printers and file shares, that others in the organization access.
- Resources that are packaged as applications such as desktops
- Hosted applications that reside on XenApp servers.
Service deployment overview
Deploying the Citrix service involves the following tasks:
- Review the requirements in this topic and in the Prerequisites for deploying the Citrix service topic and ensure these are met in your environment.
- Install the Citrix web service on a server in the XenApp farm.
- Configure the service using the control panel. This includes creating the server collection that will aggregate XenApp-hosted applications for customers.
- Import applications from the XenApp farm to the server collection.
- Provision the service to customers.
For detailed deployment instructions, see Deploy the Citrix service.