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  • Reduce Base Image Management
    Utilize FlexApp to deliver applications on-demand rather than storing all apps in your base image
    Enterprise companies
  • OS Migration
    Applications delivered on demand independent of the Windows OS
    Enterprise companies

WARNING Feature Improvement overlap

This Add-on has overlapping capabilities with previously applier Add-on(s) for the following feature(s): VM templates, Hypervisor Upgrades, Live VM snapshot, Backup integration API



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SCORE
Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
Support Status
Product is supported (Not End Of Life )
Supported
Under active development
Yes
Maturity
Public enterprise references in Europe
Yes
Public enterprise references in US
Yes
Official training classes available
Yes
Official Certification program
Yes
Large community resource
No
Solution licensing
Concurrent licensing
Available
Device licensing
Not Available
Per named user licensing
Available
Free for personal use
Not Available
Services Provider License Agreement
Yes
 
  • Layer Characteristics
Packaging
Pre-launch scripting
Yes
Deploy One Layer to Many Operating Systems
Yes
Layer can override GPO
No
Public layering recipes (10+ available)
No
Optional compression of layers
Yes
User Writeable Layer
Yes
Reboot during packaging supported
Yes
No limit on package file size
Yes
Unattended application packaging
No
Import of MSI packages for conversion
No
User can layer their own apps
Yes
MSIX Support
Not Supported
No need for clean OS during packaging
No
Layer format is open source
Virtual Disk can be mounted
Built-in package encryption
No
Show custom message at app launch
Only through scripting
Printer Management
Yes
User Experience
Windows Explorer context menu integration
Yes
User driven application repair
No
Registry Pre-staging / optimization
Can be configured
Publish shortcut and mount app on demand
Click to Layer Available
Upgrade
Simple app rollback
Unassign removes app layer cleanly
App upgrade while in use
Yes
App upgrade using deltas
No
Compatibility
Support for protocol handlers
Yes
Supports use of roaming user profiles
Yes
Compatible with DRM solution
Yes
Package apps with kernel mode drivers
Yes
User mode services
Yes
Boot time services
Yes
Virtualization of services that require privilege
Some interdependent services may not work
COM components
Yes
COM+ components
Yes
DCOM components
Yes, in most cases
Named pipes isolation
Yes
Support for WinSxS
Yes
Fonts
As FlexDisk
User based install e.g apps which install in user profile
FlexApp personal option
Compatible with Windows UAC
Yes
Support for Windows long filenames
Yes
Win16 application on x32 platform
Supported
Win16 application on x64 platform*
Not Supported
Win32 application on x64 platform
Supported
Win64 application on x64 platform
Supported
Support for virtual printer drivers
Supported
Application isolation
Some isolation options available
Run multiple versions of apps in unsupport scenarios
No
Mitigation for legacy applications
No
Layer Internet Explorer
No
Run app in Windows compatibility mode
Yes
Windows 10 Store Apps
Issues with shortcuts and FTAs for some apps
Office
Yes
Office 365
Yes
Supported in combination with AppLocker
Yes
 
  • Architecture
General
Create a High Available platform
Yes
Encrypted management service communication
Yes
Deployment
Supports Layering Operating System
No
Application Layering standalone from other features
Yes
Real time app deployment
Yes
On Demand Deployment
Click to Layer Available
Deliver at boot or login
Yes
Pre-caching (launch optimization)
Yes
Solution is client- or agentless
No
Infrastructure
Supports RDSH
Yes
Supports VMware Horizon
Yes
Supports Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop
Yes
Supports ESXi
Yes
Supports Hyper-V
Yes
Supports XenServer
Yes
Supports Acropolis
Yes
Supports VHD
Yes
Supports VMDK
Yes
Supports native VHD to VHDX Conversion
No
Supports virtual machines
Yes
Supports physical machines
Yes
Supported in Novell eDirectory environment
Yes
No need for license service
No
No need for file share
SMB Share for App Layers
No need for dedicated server
Yes
Enterprise scalable deployment platform included
Yes
Data store supports: No DB Setup Required
No
Client platform
Support for EN localized operating systems
Supported
Support for EN/DE/FR/ES localized operating systems
Supported
Support for JP/Simple Chinese localized operating systems
Supported
Windows Server 2008R2 - RDSH
Supported
Windows Server 2012 - RDSH
Supported
Windows Server 2012R2 - RDSH
Supported
Windows Server 2016 – RDSH
Supported
Windows 7
Supported
Windows 7 x64
Supported
Windows 8 RT
Not Supported
Windows 8.0 x86
Supported
Windows 8.0 x64
Supported
Windows 8.1 x86
Supported
Windows 8.1 x64
Supported
Windows 10 x86
Supported
Windows 10 x64
Supported
macOS, run virtual app native on MacOS
No
Linux, run virtual app native on Linux
No
Cloud
Vendor offers cloud hosted service
No
Native integration with cloud hosted storage product(s)
No
Azure
Yes
AWS
Yes
Google Cloud Platform
Yes
Layers on Object Based Cloud Storage
Yes
 
  • Management
General
Central management platform
Yes
File type associations centrally managed
Yes
File type association managed by user
Yes with ProfileUnity
Hide layers from other users on shared machines
Session Layers
Integrate with Programs and features
Yes
Management platform is included
Yes
Access Control
Role based administration
Yes
Limit application usage by AD security groups
Yes
Limit application usage by AD computer objects
Yes
Limit application usage by AD OU
Yes
Machine targeting, centrally managed
Yes
Audit
App license metering
No
App usage tracking
Yes
Event logging on client
Yes
Pre-packaging diagnostics
No
Post-packaging diagnostics
No
Scripting and Automation
Manage with command line
REST API can be executed via cmd
Manage with API/WMI
No
Manage client with PowerShell
REST API can be executed with PowerShell
Manage server with PowerShell
REST API can be executed with PowerShell
SDK available
Yes

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