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How to set-up Application Isolation in Citrix XenApp 4.5 server

goprasad
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Hello there,

I have Citrix 4.5 farm running on W2K3 OS. I need to set-up application (MS Excel 2010) isolation in Citrix XenApp 4.5 server which has already Office 2003 suite installed.

Please advise how should I go about this?

Thanks and regards
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Top Expert 2010
Commented:
First create an AIE name by choosing Isolation environment in the console(right click). Example office 2010

Now copy the setup in a location say c:\temp.. Run Aiesetup command like

aiesetup "Office2010" c:\temp\office.msi

For more info, refer this:

http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/guestbloggers/archive/2005/05/12/understanding-application-isolation-environments-aie-in-citrix-presentation-server-4.aspx
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Take a look at this

http://www.cns-service.com/pdfs/Citrix-Workshop.pdf

starting at page 17.  I would not use AIE, as it is slow and buggy.  Look at application streaming instead.

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Commented:
Hello basraj,

Created new isolation environment - named Office 2010.
Copied Office 2010 to local drive of Citrix XenApp server.But when I try to install Office 2010 on the server. I am getting the message "Application isolation is either not installed or disabled on the server"

Please advise
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
check the server edition on which you are trying to install. Check from the AMC and server properties. See if this helps:

http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?messageID=456065&tstart=0

Author

Commented:
its XenApp 4.5 on Windows 2003
Carl WebsterCitrix Technology Professional - Fellow
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
But is it Standard, Advanced, Enterprise or Platinum.  That is what determines whether you have access to AIE.

Author

Commented:
It is Enterprise edtion

Author

Commented:
Created Isolation Environment and named as Office2010.
1.  Should I tick use farm settings or not?
2. I have selected a Xenapp4.5 server to install Office 2010 in AIE, I uninstalled Office 2003 first and still trying to install using the command line:

aiesetup "Office2010" W:\Office2010\setup.exe

But still no success? Am I following the right steps hers?

Please advise.


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