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The Official Microsoft App-V Team Blog
Your official source for all the latest news and tech tips for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).
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Microsoft App-V deployment and management tools
Yesterday must have been The Day Of The Tool as not only did our very own Andrew Montgomery post on the new App-V Best Practices Analyzer but Karri over on the MDOP blog posted on a veritable salad of App-V deployment and management tools include the aforementioned App-V Best Practices Analyzer as well...
31 Oct 2008
App-V 4.6 and applications sequenced using earlier versions
With the release of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 looming on the horizon, a question that seems to pop up over and over again is "Can I run all my apps that I sequenced using App-V 4.5 or 4.2 with the new App-V 4.6 client?" Another one is "Can I run my old 32-bit packages...
21 Jan 2010
Warning 25017. The installation Program could not create the Active Directory marker object for the server
Here's an issue I've seen pop up a couple times so I thought it would be worth a heads up here. They key takeaway? Even if you get this warning when installing App-V, it doesn't actually cause the install to fail and Microsoft Application Virtualization will continue to work just fine. Here's the skinny...
12 Nov 2008
The Application Virtualization 4.5 client may fail to open a Microsoft Office document after completing a Desktop Refresh
Here's an issue our own Michelle Dixon ran into while working on the 4.5 beta. Note that her issue specifically mentions Microsoft Office but this can occur with any exceptionally large virtualized app: ======== Issue: After performing a Desktop Refresh on an Application Virtualization 4.5 Client...
19 Nov 2008
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Release Candidate is Now Available!!
The Microsoft Application Virtualization team is very excited to announce that our version 4.5 Release Candidate is now available! We’ve been working incredibly hard since the Beta release to bring you the best version of the product to date and we think we’ve achieved that goal! Since the Beta release...
17 Jun 2008
Icons remain after a user with a mandatory profile is disallowed access to an application
One of the great things about SoftGrid/App-V is that it's so easy to shoot out apps to client machines and automatically populate the user's desktop or Start menu with the appropriate icons, but if you're using mandatory profiles this may not work as expected. Steve Thomas wrote up a quick blurb...
18 Dec 2008
Opening Visio documents from a SharePoint site using Edit in Microsoft Visio may fail with App-V
On an App-V 4.5 client that is running a sequenced (virtualized) version of Microsoft Visio 2003, when attempting to open a Visio document from a SharePoint site by clicking the drop-down and selecting "Edit in Microsoft Office Visio" it may fail with the following error: The document could...
29 Jun 2009
App-V 4.5 Resource Kit: App-V Application Listing Tool
Today, for the final posting in the series covering the newly released App-V 4.5 Resource Kit , we are going to discuss the application listing tool. Ever wondered which applications are running virtualized and which natively in your machine? The application listing tool makes it easy to generate a list...
8 Nov 2008
App-V File Streaming Primer
App-V 4.5 includes a great feature: file streaming. This is a super-easy, lightweight way to get an application published and loaded for use on an App-V client. There are no server or network pre-requisites required so it’s a very low overhead way to quickly get an application up and running. When would...
24 Feb 2009
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services available November 1
For those of you anxiously waiting to get your hands on Microsoft® Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 for Terminal Services you'll be happy to know that it will be available to customers as of November 1, 2008 through licensing.microsoft.com . You'll probably see some sort of official...
3 Oct 2008
New Knowledge Base articles for 11-2 through 11-8
We had two new Knowledge Base articles for the week. Links and titles are below: ======== SoftGrid 4.5 for Win Desktop AL 959524 - Support for .NET in Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V) Published - New EN-US SoftGrid 4.5 for Win Desktop AL 959521 - Client installer command line parameters...
11 Nov 2008
Potential issue upgrading a package sequenced on SoftGrid 4.2 with the App-V 4.5 Sequencer
Here’s another issue we came across during the 4.5 beta that I thought deserved a mention here since it’s something a few of you may end up trying yourself. What happens is that when opening or upgrading a package sequenced on SoftGrid 4.2 with the App-V 4.5 Sequencer you may receive a Windows...
3 Mar 2009
Application Virtualization Dynamic Suite Composition Tool
The dynamic suite composition tool provides a GUI interface that makes it easier to configure packages to take advantage of the App-V 4.5 dynamic suiting feature . For example, in the snapshot below I have pointed the tool to a directory which contains 3 packages. I have chosen Office 2007 as my Primary...
3 Nov 2008
The Microsoft Virtualization Road Show
Just a friendly reminder that dates are still available for the FREE Microsoft virtualization summit GetVirtualNow. At the summit you can find out how Windows Server 2008® with Hyper-V™, Microsoft System Center - including Virtual Machine Manager 2008 - and Microsoft Desktop and Application...
21 Oct 2008
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available
Looking for a way to quickly and easily assess client and server computers for deployment of Microsoft Application Virtualization v4.5? Well today is your lucky day then. Today, at TechEd EMEA 2008 in Barcelona, we announced the RTM release of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit...
3 Nov 2008
App-V client install may fail with error 1603 due to performance counter registration errors
I was going through some of the issues we saw during the 4.5 beta and came across another one I thought you might find interesting. This is one where the installation of the App-V client will fail with the following error: "Installation operation failed. Error 1708" If you then check...
29 Jan 2009
TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deploys Application Virtualization
Just an FYI that we’re hosting a webcast on May 26th to discuss how Microsoft uses App-V 4.5 and ConfigMgr 2007 to deploy and manage applications, so if this is something that’s in your future (or your present) then mark your calendars now. The details and a registration link are below: ======== ...
11 May 2009
Application Virtualization 4.5 Documentation update - New white papers available
Just a quick heads up about a couple new white papers that are available for Microsoft Application Virtualization: ----- The first concerns App-V 4.5 management with ConfigMgr 2007 R2 ----- The second is the Microsoft App-V 4.5 Trial Guide ----- All Application Virtualization 4.5 whitepapers can be found...
30 Oct 2008
Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications may generate error on first launch
Here's another tip from Steve Thomas, esteemed 4.5 beta engineer. This one involves a specific error you may receive when sequencing Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications: ======== Issue: When a virtualized Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based application is launched...
11 Dec 2008
New Microsoft Application Virtualization (Formerly SoftGrid) 4.5 Beta Standalone Trial Guide is Now Available!
Hello everyone! I thought I would drop a quick note to let you all know that we have a new trial guide option posted to the web at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AA787491-8D08-4D2F-8960-9E9F00226C7E&displaylang=en . The existing MS App Virtualization...
28 Feb 2008
App-V ADM Template Now Available on Connect!
The App-V team is excited to make available a RC version of our App-V 4.5 ADM template. It has just been posted over on the Microsoft Connect site ( http://connect.microsoft.com ). The template focus is on registry settings that are well suited to controlling via ADM Template/Group Policy infrastructure...
18 Jul 2008
How to obtain Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
We’ve had a few support calls on this so I wanted to send out a friendly reminder on how to obtain Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1 for App-V 4.5 is now available and can be obtained via the Microsoft Volume License Services site at https://licensing...
6 May 2009
Error codes you may receive implementing App-V 4.5 Application Source Root (ASR)
Here are a couple tips on some errors you might run into implementing Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 in a standalone mode. These were written up John Behneman, our resident App-V issue documenting machine. Hope this helps! ======== Two possible error codes you may encounter when...
20 Oct 2008
Help, my package is too big!
If you sequence enough applications in either SoftGrid or MS App-V you'll eventually run into the issue where your sequenced package is too large to be saved. We're limited to a 4GB file size so if you have an application that is large enough, or if you package many applications together, chances...
8 Jan 2009
Released: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: August 2009
We just released the hotfix package for August 2009 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1. This hotfix package addresses the following issues: It takes significantly longer to stream a package over the RTSPS protocol than to stream a...
28 Sep 2009
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