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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

This just in from, a very detailed (and lengthy ;-) guide on how to approach IM Packaging and deploying applications in general with a focus on Terminal and Citrix Servers. Although, I'm currently looking at an issue with deploying Adobe Acrobat Std where it keeps trying to carry out some activation process, and I've found that Adobe is suggesting that the only way around this for Terminal or Citrix Servers is to install the Volume Licensing version ONLY! Interestingly enough this article makes on mention of this, however this could be due to the fact that I'm referring to version 7.0.5 / 7.0.7     

Citrix Application Packaging and Deployment Guide
The GIDWIM document was designed by my friend, Alexander Ervik Johnsen ( to be a guideline for Application Packaging and Distribution, a list of “Best Practices".   In this guide Alex has gone in to great detail on how to use the following to automate and ease the pain of manually installing Citrix applications. 

  • How to use Citrix Installation Manager
  • Details on the new features of Installation Manager in the 4.0 release of Presentation Server.
  • How to work with Citrix Application Isolation Environments (AIE)
  • How to install via the Microsoft Installer, what a MST file is and does and how to configure it.
  • How to package application for the Windows Installer
  • A list of Best Practices for packaging
  • Known issues and hints and tips
  • Tuning Applications

All in all, if you are a Citrix administrator and consultant then you will want to download and use this document.    I’m also very prod to say Alex is finishing up the next version of this document and it will be a part of the upcoming Methodology in a Box 4.0!  So stay tuned but download NOW! 

Click to download the GIDWIM Citrix Application Packaging and Deployment Guide!

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 7:31 PM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips | Back to top

Comments on this post: Very comprehensive guide to Application Packaging and Deployment as well as Citrix Installation Manager

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