Product Documentation

Machine catalogs managed manually

Jun 16, 2014

To deploy applications to manually provisioned machines, you create each application using a base deployment type of MSI, App-V, or Script, and then deploy the applications to device collections.

Use the following steps to:

  • Target application installation to manually provisioned Server OS (hosted shared) session machines
  • Target application installation to manually provisioned Desktop OS (VDI) session machines
Tip: The Connector provides a summary of machine catalog characteristics, including information about how to handle the catalog. To view that information, navigate to Device Collections > Citrix Delivery Sites > Catalog, right-click a catalog in the list, and choose Machine Catalog Properties.
  1. In the Configuration Manager console, expand Assets and Compliance > Device Collections > Citrix Delivery Sites > Catalog, click the catalog name, and then click Home > Deploy > Application.

    The Deploy Software Wizard appears.

  2. On the General page: Across from Software, click Browse and then select the application you want to deploy.

    Do not change the Collection.

  3. On the Content page, choose a distribution point for MSI or App-V applications. For Script based applications the application is already on the host and there is nothing to distribute, so just click Next.
  4. On the Deployment Settings page: For Purpose, choose Required so that Configuration Manager forces the application to install.
    Important: If you do not choose Required, Configuration Manager will not deploy the application to the device collection containing the Citrix machine catalog.

    Deployment Settings

  5. On the Scheduling page: Specify a date and time that the application should be available and an installation deadline. The schedule defaults to as soon as possible.

    For information about scheduling deployments, refer to Microsoft TechNet documentation for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wizard.

    Green check marks on the Completion page indicate that the application is scheduled for deployment.

  7. Monitor the deployment to determine when the application is deployed.