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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Publishing applications using Microsoft App-V

An alternative to the Citrix XenApp streaming method is offered by Microsoft with its App-V platforms. This software—which is quite similar to the XenApp application profiling technique—permits you to publish the software to the end user's desktop through the use of a specific client.

In this chapter we will discuss the components and the way in which Microsoft App-V works.

Note

To learn how to implement an App-V architecture you can refer to the book Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide, Augusto Alvarez, Packt Publishing.

Getting ready

For a full version of the App-V infrastructure, you need two or more servers on which you are installing and configuring the following roles:

  • App-V Management ...

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