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Configuring Apps for Windows Phone 8 Worx Home

Dec 21, 2015

Using Device Manager, you can deploy apps to your Windows Phone 8 users by creating an Enterprise Hub policy in Device Manager and then deploying it to your users. On their devices, this policy will appear as the Windows Worx Home app. Once deployed, you can then provide Windows Phone 8 apps for your users using deployment packages.

In order to provide Windows Phone 8 apps from the Windows Mobile app store or from your own development teams, you need to perform the following setup tasks as described on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 development center web site.
Note: Make sure that you follow these setup tasks in the order presented, and ensure that you build the Enterprise Hub and add it to the Windows Phone 8 Base Package in Device Manager before you enroll your Window Phone 8 users, or they will not receive the Worx Home app store and will have to re-enroll to receive it.

The general setup tasks are as follows:

  1. Register a company account on Windows Phone Dev Center and acquire an enterprise certificate from Symantec. Visit the Symantec Enterprise Mobile Code Signing Certificate Web site, and complete the required steps to acquire an enterprise mobile code signing certificate.
  2. You will receive an application enrollment token (AET) with the .aetx extension. This file will be used in the policy created in Device Manager that you will deploy to your Windows Phone 8 devices.
  3. Obtain the Citrix developed Worx Home app store app on the XenMobile Device Manager server at the following location: \Citrix\XenMobile Device Manager\tomcat\webapps\zdm\CitrixWorxHome.xap.
  4. Sign the Citrix Enterprise Hub app (CitrixWorxHome.xap) as well as any internally developed apps you want to distribute, using the Microsoft app signing tool (XapSignTool.exe).
  5. Using the Device Manager web console, create a Windows Phone 8 Enterprise Hub policy and add the package to the Windows Phone 8 base package located under the Deployment tab.
  6. Enroll your Windows Phone 8 users.
  7. Optionally, you can add Windows Phone 8 apps you want to distribute to the base package package, or create a separate package to deploy the apps. Apps can be from the Windows app store, or internal apps you develop in-house. Note that for all internal apps, they must be signed with the certificate before you deploy them. For information on how to add Windows Phone 8 apps to device manager, see Adding Windows Phone 8 Apps.