I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of the XenApp 5 PowerShell SDK, Community Tech Preview 3 for Presentation Server 4.5 for Windows Server 2003 x32/x64, XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2003 x32/x64, and XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 x32/x64!

The release incorporates a lot of improvements and bugfixes since CTP version 2. Some highlights:

  • Now supports Application-Server bindings, meaning that you can now override the command-line and working directory for any server that an application is published to
  • Improved support for Presentation Server 4.5 servers with Hotfix Rollup Pack 3 (HRP03)
  • Added Get-XAServerHotFix command to query installed hotfixes
  • Added support for custom file types
  • Many bugfixes!

Check the release notes for a more complete list of changes.

I encourage you to download this release and try it out! This can be a stepping stone for administrators who wish to become familiar with PowerShell on an older XenApp release prior to migrating to XenApp 6.0. Many of the commands are very similar to the XenApp 6 SDK, and in fact some scripts may work in both environments.

Happy scripting!