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Application streaming - XenApp 5

Hi experts. I need to punlish a seamless app to some users. The app unfortunately is not compatible with the xenapp server OS (server 2008 x64). I've read about 'application streamining'. Is it possible to stream an app from a compatible host (virtual XP machine) to the xenapp server...and then publish that app seamlessly like the other apps installed locally (eg office, etc)? Or perhaps there is a better way of doing it?
Your thoughts appreciated
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jason2302
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
you can only stream a app to the same OS where the packet is build.

but you can set up XenDesktop and publish the one app. Users can start this app like xenApp Apps (and mixed with xenApp Apps).
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jason2302Author Commented:
Hi, so i can publish the app installed on xendesktop through the web interface along with the other apps? Will this be seamless?
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jason2302Author Commented:
i see you can use vm hosted apps....but this requires a high license version than ours (we only have advanced ed)
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
yes.
i use it with xendesktop (enterprise).
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jason2302Author Commented:
i guess i need a license for this in addition to Xenapp?
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
yes you need the xendesktop license.
there are a migration path from xenapp to xendesktop.
xendesktop has xenapp included as feature :-)
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jason2302Author Commented:
ok...thanks...a little drastic at this stage. Just looking to deploy a non-ws2008 compatible app. You are saying that session virtualization will not enable me to achieve this?
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
you can try to create the packet on XP and insist it's build on/for w2K8 - but i think this would not work.
but you can't destroy something - try it.
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jason2302Author Commented:
i'm leaning toward just bringing up xenapp server 2003 box and using it to solely run the app.
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Dirk KotteSECommented:
thats also possible,
xenapp 5 for w2k3 and w2k8 can be placed within the same farm, but thats not recommended.

if you use w2k8R2 you need xenApp 6.0 /6.5 -- and a new (second) farm.
with Webinterface or PNAgent (receiver) you can acces booth farms like a single one.
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Ayman BakrSenior ConsultantCommented:
XenApp 5, as mentioned by dkotte, w2k3 and w2k8 can co-exist in one farm. But you need to note that the ISO/CD you have for XenApp 5 w2k8 will not contain the w2k3 version. If you don't have the ISO/CD of w2k3, then you need to get it to build your w2k3 box.
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