[THIN] Re: Help with Publishing Desktop

  • From: James Rankin <kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:24 +0100

Try this method of using GPO Folder Redirection and NTFS permissions.

Redirect all your users via GPO to the same desktop area (
\\SERVER\SHARE\SharedDesktop <file://server/SHARE/SharedDesktop>)

Create shortcuts for all your applications on here

Turn on Access-Based Enumeration for the share

For each shortcut, modify the NTFS permissions so that only members of each
application AD group have access to the required shortcut (e.g. the group
MS_WORD is the only named group on the NTFS permissions of the Microsoft
Word shortcut)

Log your users in - bingo! They only see the desktop shortcuts that
correspond to AD group memberships.

You can also do this with the Start Menu

I blogged about it here, although this post uses AppSense to do the Folder
Redirection rather than GPO



On 16 April 2013 13:52, Angela Smith <angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Hi
> I'm looking to publish a XenApp 6.5 desktop.  Ive only ever used Published
> Applications in the past.  The Desktop launches without any issues.  My
> question is in relation to managing Applications.  What's the best way to
> manage Applications in a Published Desktop?.  Users can see all the
> installed Apps on the server but how would I give granular control.  Eg 1
> user needs App X, I don’t want all users to see App X.  Do I use the
> receiver which will allow icons to be created on the desktop?.   Also
> what if the published Desktop is launched on Server  1 but the user needs
> an App on Server 2? Is there a way for the App to appear on the Published
> Desktop on Server 1 but the App launches from Server 2?
> Ideally Id like Apps to be generated on the desktop based on AD user group
> membership.  What's the best practice in accomplishing this?
> Thanks
> Ang

*James Rankin*
Technical Consultant (ACA, CCA, MCTS)

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