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The Official Microsoft App-V Team Blog
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Known issues with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1
Now that App-V 4.6 SP1 is released we decided to publish a couple KB articles to give you a heads up on some issues we saw during the beta. Most of these are just FYIs and configuration related scenarios but if you’re rolling out Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1 then you’ll...
11 Mar 2011
How to troubleshoot applications failing to stream from an App-V management server
Here’s a new App-V KB article we published today. If you ever need to troubleshoot issues where a client fails to stream a virtualized app from the App-V server then there’s no better place to start than right here: ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot virtualized...
7 Sep 2011
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 1)
In previous versions of the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer, there was little to no built-in guidance from the Sequencer around potential problems or following best practices. With the new Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, automated best practices and problem notification throughout...
25 Apr 2011
Sequencing Microsoft Office 2010 and Dynamics CRM 2011 using App-V 4.6 SP1
Hi everyone, Alvin Morales here. Recently a customer wanted to sequence Microsoft Office 2010 with Dynamics CRM 2011 using the Offline mode with Outlook, and although we don't have an official support statement on this (meaning we haven’t fully tested it) we were able to get it working with a few...
12 Jan 2012
Applications fail to launch with error 04-00000A04 after App-V 4.6 SP1 upgrade
Just a quick heads up on a new KB article we published today: ===== Symptom After upgrading a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 client to App-V 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1), applications may fail to launch with the following error: The Application Virtualization Client could not launch the...
3 Oct 2011
App-V User Group Days in Europe
We have a strong independent App-V Community in Europe and they meet from time to time in Microsoft offices to get the latest information about App-V and get connected to each other in the App-V business. The meetings start in Germany as a German speaking event and the next App-V Day for...
21 Sep 2011
How to remove File Type Associations on the App-V Sequencer
When using Package Accelerators with the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1 (App-V 4.6 SP1) Sequencer you end up with EXACT same package as the one used to create the Package Accelerator. In the case of Microsoft Office, you will end up with all the File Type Associations (FTA) for...
2 Feb 2012
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 2)
Yesterday we released Part 1 in this series, and now in Part 2 we will look at the Automated Best Practices throughout the new App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer. In Part 1, Problem Notification features were addressed, which are also an important part of Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer...
26 Apr 2011
Now available: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: December 2011
Just a quick FYI that we recently released Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 dated December 2011. I don’t think I mentioned this one before so if you haven’t seen it you’ll want to check it out: ===== This article describes a hotfix package that contains the latest...
13 Feb 2012
App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer - Project Template Improvements
With the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, Project Templates are a much easier to use feature that can save companies time sequencing and testing their packages. Using Project Templates as a basis for sequencing virtually eliminates misconfiguration related deployment issues. Avoiding these issues saves time...
4 May 2011
Creating Package Accelerators with the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 3)
Last week we published a couple posts that covered creating Package Accelerators and how to create them with the GUI interface, and today we’re going to build on that by showing you how to do the same thing using the Command Line Interface (CLI). Package Accelerators are vehicles for sharing within...
2 May 2011
App-V 4.6 SP1 issue running a virtualized App-V application that is started from a network location
Currently some of our customers are reporting that they are having issues running a virtualized App-V application that is started from a network location such as a UNC path or a mapped network drive. When this occurs they get an application error stating that some DLL could not be found. This issue...
1 Jun 2011
When to sequence Office 2010 from scratch and when to use the Package Accelerator
That question in the title has caused some confusion with our customers. It usually comes up after " What is a Package Accelerator?" , or "There is a Package Accelerator for Office ?" If you follow the links above, you will go straight to an in-depth series of articles on Package Accelerators and...
9 Aug 2011
New KB: Guide to sequencing .NET 4.0 with App-V 4.6 SP1
Just a quick heads up on a new Microsoft Application Virtualization Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one is a guide that walks you through sequencing .NET 4.0 with App-V 4.6 SP1: Summary The steps in this document describe one method that you can use to successfully sequence .NET...
10 Mar 2011
How to troubleshoot failures when refreshing the publishing server on an App-V client
Here’s a new App-V KB article we published this today. If you ever need to troubleshoot client refresh issues with an App-V server then there’s no better place to start than right here: ===== Summary This article covers how to troubleshoot failures when refreshing a publishing server on a Microsoft Application...
7 Sep 2011
App-V Fix: Streaming RTSP may fail with the Citrix Netscaler Load Balancer
Hi everyone, Steve Thomas here and today I wanted to talk about a recent issue where streaming may fail when using a Netscaler load balancer. Load balancers are common when using App-V in an RTSP streaming mode (one that leverages either the management server or the streaming server), however on...
8 Jun 2011
Get your App-V Package Accelerators here
These Microsoft App-V Package Accelerators help you quickly and easily create an App-V virtual application package for various software packages, all by simply clicking through a Wizard and answering a couple questions. By following the Wizard in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, you can easily sequence a...
22 Mar 2011
Creating Package Accelerators with the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 2)
Yesterday we talked about what App-V Package Accelerators were and how the process worked, and today we’re going to continue that theme and show how Package Accelerators are vehicles for sharing within the App-V community. We’ll even walk through a couple scenarios on how to create. Then...
28 Apr 2011
Prescriptive Guidance for Sequencing Office 2010 in App-V 4.6 SP1
Here’s a great new guide we published on how to sequence Office 2010 using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1. I didn’t want to post the article in it’s entirety here but there’s a brief intro below as well as a link to the KB itself at the bottom. And don't forget ...
17 Oct 2011
Improvements in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer Command Line Interface (CLI)
The Command Line Sequencer, or CLI, has been improved with the App-V 4.6 SP1 release of the Sequencer. The Sequencer now has the ability to define Feature Block 1, create Package Accelerators, and create packages from Package Accelerators. The CLI is closer in feature parity to the GUI sequencer. As...
3 May 2011
A Complete Guide to SQL 2008 App-V Database Migration
Hi everyone, John Behneman here. The purpose of this article is to outline the steps necessary to migrate or move a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Database from one SQL server 200X to SQL server 2008 R2. This article assumes that the App-V database name stays the same on the source and...
8 Feb 2012
Creating Package Accelerators with the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 1)
What are Package Accelerators? Package Accelerators support the “Predictable Packaging” pillar of the new App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer. Package Accelerators allow users to sequence easily and automatically large, complex application packages. Instead of traditional sequencing, users select a Package...
27 Apr 2011
Introducing the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer
I’m Chris Green, Program Manager on the App-V team. I first joined Microsoft in June, 2009 and I was immediately assigned to the beginnings of a project that I would see right through to its release. That project was to make improvements to a component of the App-V system called the Sequencer. This tool...
6 Apr 2011
A VDI solution deployed using the Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 client appears slow to login
Here’s another new KB article we published today. This one talks about some of the causes and solutions to an issue where a VDI solution deployed using the App-V 4.6 SP1 client appears slow to login: ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. A VDI solution is deployed using the Microsoft Application...
12 Oct 2011
Hotfix Package 6 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1: April 2012 Now Available
This article describes a hotfix package that contains the latest fixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This hotfix package is dated April 2012. This hotfix package fixes the following issue: On a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, the Microsoft Application...
22 May 2012
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