XDAppVSync functionality has now been integrated into AppVCloudSync. Please visit the AppVCloudSync page for further details.


XDAppVSync enables support for the http protocol in XenDesktop 7.x / App-V 5.x integrated environments.

Citrix Hosted App-V applications can be created using http(s) source paths or UNC paths. (Citrix Studio only supports UNC paths)

XDAppVSync enables load balancing of App-V http(s) publishing and streaming servers to promote high availability and fault tolerance for Citrix XenDesktop deployments.

Citrix Hosted App-V applications are streamed to, and executed on XenDesktop session hosts using the XDAppVLauncher agent.

XDAppVSync synchronises App-V applications to the Citrix XenDesktop site database from the App-V management service.

Citrix Hosted App-V applications can be created using any program within the App-V package and enables customised launch parameters.

  • Enables support for the http protocol in XenDesktop / App-V integrated environments

  • Enables http(s) load balancing of Citrix Hosted App-V Applications

  • Creates Citrix Hosted App-V Applications using http(s) and UNC source paths

  • Synchronises Microsoft App-V package security groups to Citrix Hosted App-V Applications (manually or silently scheduled)

  • Creates Citrix Hosted App-V Applications with custom command arguments (e.g. multiple browser URLs, test, dev, live)

  • Creates Citrix Hosted App-V Applications that are only accessible as Hosted Applications (not on Published Desktops)

  • Supports launching App-V applications as seamless applications from published desktops using Citrix Receiver and supports Session Sharing when the VPrefer option has been enabled for Citrix Receiver

  • Assign Hosted Applications to multiple Delivery Groups

  • Reports - Microsoft App-V Inventory, Citrix Hosted Applications, Linked Citrix Hosted App-V applications / Microsoft App-V Packages

  • Quickly view and extract App-V package files using AppV5Browser

System Requirements
  • Windows 7 or higher (x86 / x64), Windows 2008R2, WIndows 2012R2, Windows 2016, Windows 2019

  • Microsoft PowerShell 3.0+

  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5+

Solution Requirements
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.6+ Delivery Controller(s) and Citrix XenDesktop 7.6+ Session Hosts - Windows Server 2008R2 / 2012R2 / 2016 / 2019

  • Microsoft App-V 5.0 / 5.1 Infrastructure (Management & Publishing Servers)

  • XDAppVLauncher and Microsoft App-V Client for RDS installed on all XenDesktop Session Hosts

  • Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (including Citrix Personalization for App-V – VDA) installed on all Session Hosts
  • Citrix NetScaler for load balancing and caching the Microsoft App-V Publishing and Streaming services (Optional)

Solution Overview