Paper: App-V 5.0 and Citrix Integration

Microsoft has published a paper titled: “App-V 5.0 and Citrix Integration“. The paper which contains 28 pages provides guidance for combining App-V 5.0 and Citrix solutions. It discusses the benefits of App-V 5.0 and Citrix, recommendations for Citrix images, App-V cache management, App-V management with Citrix, factors that impact user experience and administrative effort, and the Citrix XenApp Connector for Configuration Manger 2012 SP1.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Overview of Citrix and App-V
  • App-V 5 and Citrix together
  • Building images with App-V
  • App-V Cache Management
  • Managing App-V applications in Citrix Images
  • Factors that impact User experience and administrative effort
  • Citrix XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1


Citrix and App-V represent a fully integrated solution across RDS and VDI-based solutions. This document has presented the benefits of building solutions with a combination of App-V and Citrix. The goal was to provide information to enable an administrator to make decisions about the App-V configuration in Citrix based images, minimize the storage impacts, and improve the user experience without negatively affecting the administrative effort.