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..?’ 🙂