PolicyPak extends Group Policy to Citrix XenApp Streaming

If you’re using Citrix XenApp Streaming to deploy packages to users, you know the benefits of virtualized applications.

But you still have some big problems:

  • Once the application is deployed, how do you mange, change or configure that application? (Are you going to re-package the application and redeploy each time? That’s crazy!)
  • How do you prevent users from working around your important application security settings?
  • How can you maintain those settings even when the computer is offline and the application is fully streamed to the desktop?

Good news for you: We’ve got that problem totally handled.

Watch this video (exclusively for Citrix XenApp streaming customers) to see exactly how to manage Citrix XenApp Streaming packages using Group Policy and PolicyPak:

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You might know that some licensed Citrix customers get to take advantage of some Citrix addons:

  • Citrix Profile Management: This speeds up user logons with “Profile Streaming” and prevents the “Last writer wins” problem.  This enables the user to feel like their profile is fully loaded (even if it isn’t yet.)
  • Citrix Personal vDisk: Citrix Personal vDisk will maintain any settings the user changes and ensure they’re “there again” when the user changes desktops of VDI sessions.

Great stuff. Really great stuff. Good job Citrix !

But even if you’re licensed for Citrix Profile Management or Citrix Personal vDisk, it still doesn’t solve big problems you still have right now:

  • How are you able to guarantee key application and operating system settings for users?
  • How can you prevent users from messing up their apps?
  • How can you ensure users won’t work around your important security and operating system settings?
  • How do you prevent “application popups” when applications want to self-update?

Neither Citrix Profile Management or Citrix Personal vDisk can redeploy, adjust, lockdown or guarantee application or operating system settings.

Only PolicyPak can.

The best part is PolicyPak works with XenApp, XenDesktop, XenApp Streaming, Citrix Profile Management and Citrix Personal vDisk.

After you applications are deployed — PolicyPak is your application management solution.

You can create your own PolicyPaks for your applications to manage all the application’s settings, or use one of our preconfigured Paks for lots of common applications like Firefox, WinZip, Office 2010 and more. Remember: there’s no way to manage most applications using Group Policy.

There’s nothing extra to buy – this functionality is all included when you’re a PolicyPak Professional customer.

PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.

When you’re ready to manage your Citrix XenApp Streaming applications using Group Policy, PolicyPak is here for you.

(Note: PolicyPak also supports XenApp Server and XenDesktop Server. Check out our videos on those topics as well!)

Click on Webinar to get the software and try it out for yourself.