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Adding a user or security group to every published application in your XenApp farm


I had a need to add a certain security group to every single published application in a XenApp 6.5 farm today. Create a new file with the extension .ps1 and copy and paste this in:

Then run the PowerShell script. It will enumerate all apps in your farm and add the security group or user ID you specified to each app. Don’t worry, it won’t overwrite any existing users or groups for the apps, it will only add.

When you check the app properties now, you will see the new group added to all apps. Hope this helps!


About Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel is an Infrastructure Architect in Houston, TX with a primary focus on mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, & VMware. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and information security. He is certified in several technologies and is 1 of 50 people globally that is a recipient of the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award. He is 1 of 28 people in the world that is an Atlantis Community Expert (ACE). He is a featured author on DABCC which provides the latest IT Community News on Cloud, Data Center, Desktop, Mobility, Security, Storage, & Virtualization. In his spare time Jason enjoys writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies he works with.

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1 Comment

  1. Lauren Dunnevant

    April 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    The equivalent in 7.x would be:

    Get-BrokerApplication | Add-BrokerUser -Name 'domain\username'

    You can also be more specific with regards to a folder name, for example:
    Get-BrokerApplication -Name 'Foldername\*' | Add-BrokerUser -Name 'domain\username'

    Hope this is useful to someone!

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