With the release of storefront 2.5 we can make published applications mandatory within the Receiver and the storeweb, which is SWEET.
Publish the application and change its description to keyword: mandatory(subsequent keywords can be separate by a space i.e.
“keywords: mandatory featured”
If the mandatory keyword from the published application is removed, the shortcut stays, but a ‘remove’ option appears.
This also works in conjunction with the older style XenApp / web interface filtering I blogged about here. So I can have our internal PNAgent selectively filtering apps that have a description starting with #, and I can finally force company specific apps under the receiver, receiverweb and in the windows start menu and stop the ‘where have all my applications gone..?’ 🙂
OK – there is heaps of stuff out there but i just wanted to attach a damn file in the right WORKING format for NEXT time I have to waste an hour trying to get this working. I cannot take any credit for any of this – im just a cut and paste monkey – see below for references and credits.
REMEMBER DO NOT LEAVE ANY COPIES OR RENAMED VERSIONS OF THE SAME FILE IN THE APP DIRECTORY – THIS WILL BREAK PNAGENT
This file will filter all apps that have a descripiton that STARTs with # – be SURE to rename to ‘enumeration.java’
PNAGENT SERVICES 5.4 DUAL FILTER Default Location: c:inetpubwwwrootCitrixPNAgentapp_codePagesJavacomcitrixwipna Filter File: FILTERED_dual_Enumeration.java
This file will filter all apps that have a description that STARTs with # or START with * – be SURE to rename to ‘enumeration.