[THIN] Re: Help with Publishing Desktop

  • From: Angela Smith <angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:16:27 +1000


Appreciate the suggestions..  Think I will try the receiver option first as its 
already installed on my servers and its a bit less involved..  Ive never used 
the receiver before.  Do I need to configure it on each XenApp server?  Do I 
need to create a PNAgent site for receiver to work?


Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:01:24 +0100
Subject: [THIN] Re: Help with Publishing Desktop
From: kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Try this method of using GPO Folder Redirection and NTFS permissions.
Redirect all your users via GPO to the same desktop area 
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 

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:


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? 



James Rankin
Technical Consultant (ACA, CCA, MCTS)


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