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Streamed Applications

Once an application is under the control of User Personalization users receive their managed personalization data regardless of how they access the application. This includes virtualized applications which are streamed from a server rather than run locally. Commonly, streaming involves packaging an application in such a way that it is self-contained. For User Personalization streamed applications are managed in the same way as local applications.

To see which streamed applications are supported, access the Maintained Platforms Matrix.

In this section:

Citrix XenApp

To set up Citrix XenApp streaming applications to work with certain elements of Environment Manager, such as Lockdown, Process Started and Stopped triggers and User Personalization, you need to specify certain exclusions, as follows:

  1. Navigate to Citrix Streaming Profiler for Windows.
  2. Open the Application Profile.
  3. Highlight the relevant Target and select the Edit menu.
  4. Select Target Properties.

    The Target Properties screen displays.

  5. Select Rules.

    The Rules work area displays on the right hand side.

  6. Click Add in the Rules work area.

    The New Rule Select Action and Objects dialog box displays.

  7. In the Action section leave the default setting as Ignore.
  8. In the Object section select Named Objects and click Next.

    The New Rule Select Objects dialog box displays.

  9. Select Some Named Objects and click Add.

    The Choose Named Object dialog box displays.

  10. Add the following entries and click OK:
    • Appsense* 
    • \??\pipe\Appsense* 

    These display in Named Objects on the New Rule Select Objects dialog box.

  11. Click Next to display the New Rule Name Rule dialog box.
  12. Enter a name for the rule or accept the default and click Finish.
  13. Click OK.

    The Target Properties screen re-displays and the Ignore all named objects rule is now listed in the work area on the right hand side.

  14. Save the profile.
  15. Repeat for each Application Profile as required.

User Personalization

If using Environment Manager User Personalization you need to complete the following task in addition:

  1. Navigate to Citrix Streaming Profiler for Windows.
  2. Open the Application Profile.
  3. Highlight the relevant Target and select the Edit menu.
  4. Select Target Properties.

    The Target Properties screen displays.

  5. Select Rules.

    The Rules work area displays on the right hand side.

  6. Click Add in the Rules work area.

    The New Rule Select Action and Objects dialog box displays.

  7. In the Action section leave the default setting as Ignore.
  8. In the Object section select Files and Folders and click Next.

    The Select Objects dialog box displays.

  9. Click Add.

    The Choose Path dialog box displays.

  10. In Path enter C:\AppSenseVirtual and click OK.

    The New Rule Name Rule dialog box re-displays.

  11. Click Next.
  12. Enter a name for the rule or accept the default and click Finish.
  13. Click OK to apply the rule.
  14. Save the Profile.
  15. Repeat for each Application Profile as required.

Symantec Virtualization

This section provides steps for setting up exclusions when using Environment Manager and Symantec Workspace Virtualization (6.1) and Symantec Software Virtualization Solution (2.1)

Symantec

It is recommended that you exclude the folder C:\AppSenseVirtual from the Symantec solution. Do this either as a global exclusion on the Symantec solution client or, alternatively, as an exclusion within each Symantec solution layer that is to be personalized by Environment Manager.

To add a global exclusion for the Symantec solution client:

  1. Open the Symantec solution console.
  2. Select File>Global Excludes.
  3. Right-click within the console and select New Exclude Entry.
  4. Select Directory and enter C:\AppSenseVirtual.
  5. Select Exclude Subdirectories and click OK.
  6. In the Symantec solution, exclude anything where user data is written (AppData and subdirectories, LocalAppData and subdirectories). Ensure there is no user data captured in the layer.

Environment Manager

It is recommended that you exclude the folder C:\Fslrdr from Environment Manager. Do this either as a global exclusion at the Personalization Group level, or for a particular application.

To add a global exclusion for Environment Manager:

  1. Open Environment Manager.
  2. Select the User Personalization bar in the left navigation pane.
  3. Select Personalization Applications and globally exclude %SYSTEMDRIVE%\fslrdr.
  4. Expand Application Categories and ensure that applications are matched by file name only and not the full path.

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