Why Application Layering for Citrix XenApp?

Guest Blog by Jack Smith, System Engineer, Liquidware Labs

Jack Smith at Citrix ServTech earlier this month.

The thought of application layering opens up some very interesting possibilities. The obvious is injecting applications into desktops whether that be Virtual or Physical. What is often not though of is published application servers Citrix XenApp (and RDSH), for the remainder of this article I will refer to published apps as XenApp. This same issue comes up just the same as a desktop, the scale is reduced since there is fewer server images to maintain, but the issue is still the same. How do I put applications into the OS without actually installing them into the OS thus keeping the image as clean and dynamic as possible?

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