A new feature released with the 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52 versions of the SoftGrid Client is the ability to run SoftGrid Packages without a Virtual Application Server (VAS). While we do have some documentation on installing and configuring the client to run in standalone mode I thought I would post a couple additional notes as well.
The first thing you'll need it the MSI Utility. This includes the admin guide and can be downloaded here:
All the information you need to understand how the utility works and how to troubleshoot it can be found here:
The best practices and troubleshooting information for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=949050
MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization FAQ http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2007/09/19/msi-utility-for-microsoft-application-virtualization-faq.aspx
There's also some good information on the MSI utility here:
MSI Utility for Microsoft Application Virtualization tested and explained http://www.softgridblog.com/?p=21
Here is Quick install guide on how to install the SoftGrid client to configure it for standalone mode. This can also be found on page 14 of the Admin guide:
To install the 4.1/4.2 SoftGrid Application Virtualization Client for stand-alone mode:
Softgrid-wd-setup.exe /v "MSIDEPLOYMENT=TRUE"
Msiexec /i "softgrid-wd-setup.msi" MSIDEPLOYMENT=TRUE
How to Manually configure the SoftGrid Client to work in Standalone mode (what MSIDEPLOYMENT=TRUE does)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Softricity\SoftGrid Client\CurrentVersion # configuration and network nodes
STANDALONE: With MSIDEPLOYMENT=TRUE
"RequireAuthorizationIfCached"=dword:00000000 "AllowDisconnectedOperation"=dword:00000001 "Online"=dword:00000000 "ToggleOfflineMode"=dword:00000000 "DOTimeoutMinutes"=dword:ffffff "LimitDisconnectedOperation"=dword:00000000
Important: Don´t set the value to the value that is indicated in the admin guide which is 8xf (FFFFFFFF), but to 6xf (FFFFFF). A value of 8xf will be reset by the SoftGrid client after a reboot or restart of the service to the original setting (HEX: 1fa40) which is 90 days. The value ffffff ensures 31.9 years of offline use for the application.
See MSI Utility explained pt. 2: http://desktopcontrol.blogspot.com/2008/01/msi-utility-explained-pt2.html
NORMAL INSTALL MODE: Without MSIDEPLOYMENT=TRUE
"RequireAuthorizationIfCached"=dword:00000001 "AllowDisconnectedOperation"=dword:00000001 "Online"=dword:00000001 "ToggleOfflineMode"=dword:00000001 "DOTimeoutMinutes"=dword:0001fa40
Using the MSI Utility to deploy standalone virtualized applications can give you a lot of flexibility in how you implement your apps and hopefully some of my notes here will help get you started on the right foot.
John Behneman | Microsoft App-V Support Engineer
A new feature released with the 184.108.40.206 & 220.127.116.11 versions of the SoftGrid Client is the ability