Hi Ronnie Depends on a few things, if you are rolling out XA 6.5 via PVS for instance. It also depends on the type of app - when we first tried to get Office 2010 streamed using App-V we struggled to make it work properly to the point where MS recommended installing Office on the XenApp vDisk. We've found that installing key apps on the vDisk image was best and then streaming the rest. Where an app won't work on Server 2008 R2 (or IE8) then use an old Server 2003/XA 5 farm or use XenDesktop and Windows XP. If you have 25 apps, try and rank them in difficulty ( as in your experience with the app and how well or not it's behaved in your current environment) or compatibility with Server 2008 R2 and see if you can get the tricky ones to work. That will give you an indication. Hope this helps. Cheers Russell Russell Robertson | [cid:image001.gif@01CCD5C2.17FB2B10] <http://www.virtualstream.co.uk/> | T: +44 (0)1224 451160 | Microsoft, Citrix and VMware advisers | From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hamilton, Ronnie Sent: 18 January 2012 08:59 To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] installed apps v app virtulisation Hi , I have been having a look at application virtualisation in XenApp 5 and have tested a few apps streamed to desktops just to get a feel for the technology. My next step is to move our XenApp infrastructure to XenApp 6.5 on 2008 R2, we have a pretty mixed environment consisting of Vista and W7 Pc's lots of thin terminals. My real question really is anyone installing applications directly onto XenApp or indeed desktops anymore or is it all virtual apps. Or is it only with the experience with lots of trial and error were you can fully get to grips with this. I intend to investigate XenDesktop as well but I may have to push ahead with the 6.5 roll out to facilitate Office 2010. Any particular direction I should be taking ? We don't have 100's of apps maybe 25 or so and they are mainly commercial and not custom in house apps. Thanks Ronnie Ronnie Hamilton Senior Network Engineer Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland IT Department Naas Road, Rathcoole Co. Dublin, Ireland Phone: +353 1 401 1253 E-mail: ronnie.hamilton@xxxxxxx<mailto:ronnie.hamilton@xxxxxxx> www.ltai.ie<http://www.ltai.ie> Visit our website : www.ltai.ie<http://www.ltai.ie> __________________________________________ Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Limited. Registered in Ireland. Reg. No. 45999. Registered Office: Naas Road, Rathcoole, Co.Dublin. Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland Leasing Limited. Registered in Ireland. Reg. No. 140891. Registered Office: Naas Road, Rathcoole, Co.Dublin. __________________________________________ The information in this email and in any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy this message, delete any copies held on your systems and notify the sender by return email. You should not read, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, disclose or use this email or its contents in any way. Any such action is strictly prohibited. Thank you.