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XenApp 7 - Desktop for selected users only

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Installed XenApp 7 (with XenDesktop7) and now there are some open questions.

how do i assign a server-desktop to some users (application admis have to upgrade software or copy single files ...)

how do i restrict rdp access to these servers?
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by:basraj
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Create a group for admins, add admins to the group. Now add the group to Remote Desktop group on the XenAPp server and remove any other groups such as Domain users from the RDP group.
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by:Ayman Bakr
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You need to create a desktop group where you will select the intended catalog contianing the servers and add your intended users. Then within the wizard on the 'Delivery Type' you will select the desktop option.

The following article will help you with further details:

http://basvankaam.com/2013/07/10/how-to-application-creation-in-xendesktop-7/
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by:Dirk Kotte
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@basraj: if remove the domain-users from the windows "remotedesktop-users-group" the users are unable to start published applications also. right?
 
@Mutawadi: if I select the Delivery Type "desktop" I am unable to publish apps ... and users are unable to start them.  

the goal is to have apps for the users and the desktop for some admins -- from the same server.

my workaround is to publish RDP (I need the ICA/HDX protocol) and access the server with this RDP-Client. Then set restrictions to the RDP-Listener at the server...
But this looks not good...
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by:Ayman Bakr
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I am not sure about this, but I thought that XD7 should be able to handle servers differently from desktops in the sense that you should be able to create more than a delivery group and assign a server in one catalog to these groups; unlike desktops where a machine in the catalog can be assigned only to one desktop group.

If this is possible then you will be able to publish apps in one group and publish the server desktop for the other group. If not, then the XenApp implementation in XD7 is awful!!! Unfortunately I don't have a lab yet to test it.
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by:Dirk Kotte
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that's my first idea also ...
but unfortunately I can't add a server to more than one delivery-group.
if I restrict the users for a delivery-group these the only users that can access the apps also.
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by:Ayman Bakr
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That's really awful drawback from Citrix side!!
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