Product Documentation

Manage Application Groups

Sep 23, 2016

Introduction

This article describes the procedures for managing Application Groups you created.  

See the Applications article for information about managing applications in Application Groups or Delivery Groups, including how to:

  • Add or remove applications in an Application Group
  • Change an application's group associations

Managing Application Groups requires the Delegated Administration permissions of the Delivery Group Administrator built-in role. See the Delegated Administration article for details.

Enable or disable an Application Group

When an Application Group is enabled, it can deliver the applications that have been added to it. Disabling an Application Group disables each application in that group. However, if those applications are also associated with other enabled Application Groups, they can be delivered from those other groups. Similarly, if the application was explicitly added to Delivery Groups associated with the Application Group (in addition to being added to the Application Group), disabling the Application Group does not affect the applications in those Delivery Groups.

An Application Group is enabled when you create it; you cannot change this when you create the group. 

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Edit Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. On the Settings page, select or clear the Enable Application Group check box. 
  4. Click Apply to apply any changes you made and keep the window open, or click OK to apply changes and close the window.

Enable or disable application session sharing between Application Groups

Session sharing between Application Groups is enabled when you create an Application Group; you cannot change this when you create the group. For more information about application session sharing, see Session sharing between Application Groups

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Edit Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. On the Settings page, select or clear the Enable application session sharing between Application Groups check box.
  4. Click Apply to apply any changes you made and keep the window open, or click OK to apply changes and close the window.

Rename an Application Group

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Rename Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. Specify the new unique name and then click OK

Add, remove, or change priority of Delivery Group associations with an Application Group

An Application Group can be associated with Delivery Groups containing shared (not private) machines that can deliver applications.

You can also select Delivery Groups containing shared machines that deliver desktops only, if (1) the Delivery Group contains shared machines and was created with an earlier XenDesktop 7.x version, and (2) you have Edit Delivery Group permission. The Delivery Group type is automatically converted to "desktops and applications" when the Edit Application Group dialog is committed.

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Edit Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. Select the Delivery Groups page.
  4. To add Delivery Groups, click Add. Select the check boxes of available Delivery Groups. (Incompatible Delivery Groups cannot be selected.)  When you finish your selections, click OK
  5. To remove Delivery Groups, select the check boxes of the groups you want to remove and then click Remove. Confirm the deletion when prompted.
  6. To change the priority of Delivery Groups, select the checkbox of the Delivery Group and then click Edit Priority. Enter the priority (0 = highest) and then click OK
  7. Click Apply to apply any changes you made and keep the window open, or click OK to apply changes and close the window.

Add or remove users in an Application Group

For detailed information about users, see the Users section in the Create Application Groups article.

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Edit Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. Select the Users page. Indicate whether you want to allow all users in the associated Delivery Groups to use applications in the Application Group, or only specific users and groups. To add users, click Add, and then specify the users you want to add. To remove users, select one or more users and then click Remove.
  4. Click Apply to apply any changes you made and keep the window open, or click OK to apply changes and close the window.

Change scopes in an Application Group

You can change a scope only if you have created a scope (you cannot edit the All scope). For more information, see the Delegated Administration article.

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Edit Application Group in the Actions pane.
  3. Select the Scopes page. Select or clear the check box next to a scope.
  4. Click Apply to apply any changes you made and keep the window open, or click OK to apply changes and close the window.

Delete an Application Group

An application must be associated with at least one Delivery Group or Application Group. If your attempt to delete an Application Group will result in one or more applications no longer belonging to a group, you will be warned that deleting that group will also delete those applications. You can then confirm or cancel the deletion.

Deleting an application does not delete it from its original source, but if you want to make it available again, you must add it again.

  1. Select Applications in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select an Application Group in the middle pane and then select Delete Group in the Actions pane. 
  3. Confirm the deletion when prompted.