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