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To publish applications with XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2

Jun 15, 2010
Publish XenApp hosted applications from the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 console through the XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2.

Publishing XenApp hosted applications from the Configuration Manager console is similar to publishing XenApp hosted applications from the Citrix Delivery Services Console, but instead of publishing to servers, you publish to a collection or package. The publishing wizard that XenApp Connector provides within the Configuration Manager console also enables you to specify the published application's type and how it appears to users, which users can access it, and its publication schedule.

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.

  1. If the application publishing wizard is not already running, start it from the Configuration Manager console by right-clicking the XenApp Publications folder and selecting XenApp Application Publishing.
  2. To publish the application, follow the instructions in the wizard. When publishing an application you indicate the following:
    • Whether the application you are publishing is an installed XenApp application or Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) sequence.
      Note: File type association is not supported for App-V sequences.
    • Whether your publishing target is a collection or a package.
      • If you are certain that the application you are publishing is already installed on all the servers, specify a collection as the target. When you specify a collection as the target, the Connector configures all servers in the collection to give users access to the application. Using a collection as the target is best suited to publishing applications that are always installed on servers, such as Internet Explorer.
      • If the application you are publishing may not already be installed on all servers, specify a package as the target. When you specify a package as the target, only after servers have processed the package advertisement and the application program do they give users access to the application. This ensures that users only access servers where the application is already installed.