Companies migrating their users to Windows 7 desktops are facing the challenge of supporting legacy IE 6 enterprise web apps on Windows 7 OS. Since IE 6 is not supported on Windows 7, customers need to find a way to deliver IE 6 to these users. The supported and cost effective way of doing this is using XenApp. Several XenApp customers are doing this today by hosting the IE 6 browser on XenApp and seamlessly delivering it to both virtual and physical desktops. And the reasons for doing that are

  • IE 6 delivered via XenApp on RDS is supported by Microsoft. In this option, you are hosting the IE6 browser on an RDS server and delivering it using XenApp
  • This is the most scalable and cost effective way to deliver IE 6 to all your enterprise Windows 7 desktop users
  • Since most companies average around 3-5 IE 6 enterprise web apps they need to deploy, they probably get high concurrency among their users and can use 1 XenApp CCU license for every 5 to 10 users

For those who are new to XenApp, I have recorded a short video to demonstrate how simple it is easy for administrators to deliver IE 6 using XenApp 5 on Windows Server 2003 and how seamless it is for end users to access IE 6 enterprise web apps in conjunction with other Windows 7 desktop apps