Product Documentation

Provide applications to users

May 10, 2013

Using the Studio Create Application feature, you can select applications for a Delivery Group that your users can access when they log on to the desktop. Studio discovers the applications on the master images or templates. You can also manually add custom applications, which reside on Delivery Group machines. The following application types are available:

  • Applications installed on Delivery Group machines — The Studio wizard discovers these applications and then makes them available to the Delivery Group's desktops. The following types of applications may be discovered and made available:
    • 16-bit and 32-bit applications hosted on machines running Windows XP or Windows 7
    • Applications hosted on App-V servers
    • Applications installed on users' machines
  • Custom applications:
    • Any applications that were not discovered by the wizard that you want to include.
    • Applications installed on the user device. Once selected, these applications appear on the desktop's Windows Start menu.
  • Off-line App-V applications — If you plan to be disconnected from the network for an extended period of time, you can work in offline mode through the Microsoft App-V client. Follow the instructions described in How to Work Offline or Online with Application Virtualization.

    Once the App-V 5 client is installed on the end point from which you want to offer offline App-V applications, the applications published to the user through the App-V 5 Management Server become available to that user.

Note: You cannot create applications for Remote PC Access Delivery Groups.

To provide applications for users

  1. In Studio, select the Delivery Group node, select the Applications tab, and then click Create Applications.
  2. On the Delivery Group page, select a Delivery Group to host the applications and then click Next.
  3. On the Applications page, add existing applications to this Delivery Group from the list of applications Studio discovers and displays.
    Note: The assigned user or group must be a member of the Delivery Group to which this application is assigned to view or access this application.
  4. To optionally add a custom application, click Add applications manually then click Next. Complete the following information about the application on the Add an Application Manually page:
    • Path to the executable file
    • Optional command line parameters
    • Directory
    • Display names for administrator and users — Name that users see and Name that only administrators see
    • Location — Path to the application's executable file, working directory, and an optional command line argument
    • Limit Visibility — Limit which users or groups of users can see the application
      Note: The assigned user or group must be a member of the Delivery Group to which this application is assigned. Otherwise, they cannot view or access this application.
    • File Type Association — Which types of files the application automatically opens
  5. On the Summary page, check all details
  6. Repeat the previous steps to create applications for additional application Delivery Groups or application and desktop Delivery Groups.