Creating a desktop
There are many considerations to be made when delivering an app to an end user. In some cases, rather than delivering just an app, it may be preferable or necessary to deliver an entire desktop environment. In this guide we explain the process for deliver desktop environments to users through AppsAnywhere.
Similarly to an app, a desktop requires some basic information, such as a name, vendor and a description. You can set up a series of delivery methods for the desktop, with OS compatibility and priority for these delivery methods configured in a similar way to Applications.
Creating a new desktop
Navigate to the desktop page
From the AppsAnywhere admin, go to Desktops > Add Desktop
You will now see a page which has a number of tabs, each tab allows you to configure a different aspect of the desktop. In this article, we'll focus on the first tab; the Details tab.
Enter desktop details
Form Field Name
The name of your desktop
Enter the name most commonly used for the desktop
The desktop vendor
The name of the software vendor that produces the desktop
A description of the desktop
This is usually a summary of the desktops function and main features. HTML tags are supported in this field should you wish to format the information for display in the portal.
Include any key words that people may use to search for this desktop to help them find it quickly.
The date on which the desktop expires
Usually you would enter the date on which the license that you have purchased for the application expires.
The action to take on the above date when the desktop expires
There are four options available:
Expire with notice
Given that this is commercial software, users should have no access after the specified expiration date.
The geographical locations permitted to use the desktop
If no values are selected, the application will be permitted in all locations.
The permissible regions will usually be defined in your license agreement with the software vendor, you should check the agreement carefully to ensure your selections comply with your license
Save the desktop
Once you have entered all of the relevant details of the desktop, click the Save button.
Providing there are no issues with the data you entered, you will then be moved along to the Delivery Methods tab.
Once the desktop has been saved Adding delivery methods is required.