Shortcut Management with App-V for the Preparation of Documents (PDF) and Scripts

Shortcut Management with App-V for the Preparation of Documents (PDF) and Scripts

This article shows how shortcuts can be created and managed in documents (such as PDF, Word, and so on) and in scripts with Microsoft App-V. New shortcuts for websites (URLs) can be created directly with the App-V Management Server, that are then inserted into the Start menus of certain AD groups. The applications run outside the virtual environment, since one leaves “the bubble” through the local scripts.
In Citrix XenApp 6.5 there is shortcut management for documents, web links or even scripts. This means that it is possible in the System Management for XenApp to create a shortcut and then later to have this shortcut automatically be made available in the Start menu or even in the Citrix web interface (now Store Front). This function is no longer available as of XenDesktop 7.x.
One of our customers had a whole pile of shortcuts and the requirement to integrate them somehow in the new XenDesktop 7.9 with App-V. In short, we found a solution with App-V to manage the Start menu shortcuts and applications. The prerequisite for this is the App-V Management and Publishing Server, in order to authorize shortcuts for groups.

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Andreas Nick
It's not that easy. You'd have to change the script. And the tool must be started on a sequencer! But you can create new shortcuts... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2019 10:29
Andreas Nick
And in all those years, nobody's asked for it. I didn't notice it. The download is now also in the blog. We just had the topic at ... Read More
Friday, 05 April 2019 19:44
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