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Application control via device RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone have anyway an application can be distributed by device?  I can't think of a way but hope someone has an idea on how to control this.

    Reasoning and what I am trying to accomplish:
    Microsoft Office requires that we have Software Assurance in order to distribute desktop applications (MSOffice, Visio, Project, etc...).  So we will be required to physically install these applications, unless we can point them to devices.  I really don't want to do a physical install but Microsoft is forcing this.

    Any ideas?

    Thx

    Paul

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:10 PM

Answers

  • If you are using the native Management Server to deploy applications, then applications will only target users. Other deployment options such as SCCM will allow you to target virtual applications to devices.

    Alternatively, you may be able to look at AppLocker, built into Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or a third party application such as AppSense Application Manager. More on AppSense AM to control application licensing here: http://www.appsense.com/uploads/docs/Microsoft_Application_License_Control_US.pdf



    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:25 PM
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All replies

  • If you are using the native Management Server to deploy applications, then applications will only target users. Other deployment options such as SCCM will allow you to target virtual applications to devices.

    Alternatively, you may be able to look at AppLocker, built into Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or a third party application such as AppSense Application Manager. More on AppSense AM to control application licensing here: http://www.appsense.com/uploads/docs/Microsoft_Application_License_Control_US.pdf



    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Alternatively, you may be able to look at AppLocker, built into Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or a third party application such as AppSense Application Manager. More on AppSense AM to control application licensing here: http://www.appsense.com/uploads/docs/Microsoft_Application_License_Control_US.pdf

    However, everyone doing post-deployment restriction of App-V apps should be aware that this does not change the fact that the app (virtual one) is already deployed on that machine.

    At least in the days of past, when asked from MS about this, Office's per-seat licensing means that even if the bits are "hidden" in the App-V cache and user does not have access to the app through App-V's user-based targeting mechanism or through other restriction technologies, you have to pay the license for that machine.

    So only way to be safe in this regard is to not to have SFT streamed into machine in the first place. Which, as Aaron says, is not possible with App-V's Management Server infrastructure.


    br,
    Kalle Saunamäki
    http://blog.gridmetric.com/
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011 8:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Just so I understand correctly, as long as I am advertising App-V MS applications (Office/Project/Visio/) to device rather than user via SCCM, I should be fine regarding licensing?

     

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:22 AM
  • Hello,

    This depends on your license agreement. I suggest you discuss this directly with Microsoft
    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack
    • Proposed as answer by AIbarra2 Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:53 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by AIbarra2 Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:10 AM
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:23 AM