Desktop Application Launcher
XIA Links Server is a time-saving desktop application launcher that makes it easy for users to quickly find and open relevant programs on their network.
System administrators manage which applications are displayed to users across every computer on the network all at once from a single location.
How can XIA Links Server help you?
XIA Links Server organises shortcuts to applications into one place so they can easily be found and launched by users. Applications can be grouped into categories making them easy to find on workstations with a large number of programs.
XIA Links Server is perfect for an organisation looking to centrally manage their desktop shortcuts and is the ideal solution for an educational establishment such as a school, college or university.
This video demonstrates the setup of XIA Links including creating sections, applications, directories and web sites:
A demonstration video of our desktop application launcher XIA Links Server
Our firm has used Novell Delivered Applications since 1999 and our users rely on it heavily for fast access to their most commonly used applications.
We were concerned about them losing that convenience when we eliminated Novell, but learned about XIA Links from an ILTA posting and it was the perfect replacement. We can structure their folders and view almost exactly as they appeared in Novell Delivered Applications and we know that will save us hundreds of helpdesk calls about trying to locate shortcuts!
Unlike Group Policy Desktop redirection, which cannot account for applications being installed in different locations on different machines, XIA Links allows you to configure multiple possible locations to an application to account for different install locations between machines and for multiple versions of an application on the same machine.
In addition to this, applications not found on a machine can be hidden from the user.
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Specify exactly which Active Directory users, groups or computers you wish to receive application shortcuts.
Allow or deny rules can be applied so you can configure precisely which audience to target a particular application to.
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Leaving Novell, we had to have a centralized management tool for shortcuts, links and URLs. XIA Links meets this need perfectly.
Adaptable, customizable and with responsive support this is precisely what we needed to optimize the management of our desktops.
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XIA Links Server is supported on the following versions of Windows:
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows 10*
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
*XIA Links is supported by CENTREL Solutions on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise.