XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2 uses the same packages and programs to deploy applications to XenApp servers that Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager uses to distribute software to Configuration Manager client computers. You can use XenApp Connector to install applications on XenApp servers and deploy Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) sequences to XenApp servers. After deploying an application or App-V sequence to XenApp servers, use XenApp Connector to publish it.
To deploy an App-V sequence to XenApp servers, use the Configuration Manager App-V deployment procedure for terminal servers.
To deploy an application to XenApp servers, use Configuration Manager to create a software distribution package and program for the application. Advertise this package and program to deploy the application:
- If the application can be installed without restarting the server
- For applications that require restarting the server, if you plan to place all servers in the farm into maintenance at the same time to install the application
Otherwise, after creating the software distribution package and program, create and advertise a program for XenApp for the application. This program for XenApp enables you to deploy the application in a way that manages XenApp user connections so that the application is installed without disrupting user sessions.
For Configuration Manager to manage a XenApp server, send it advertisements, and included it in publications, its information must be included in the Configuration Manager database.