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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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Fix: Applications virtualized with Microsoft App-V disappear after enabling drive encryption
Here's another quick tip on an issue you might run into where an application virtualized with Microsoft App-V may disappear and no longer become streamable after enabling drive encryption on App-V clients. This is due to the drive encryption locking the associated OSD files. If this happens and...
30 Nov 2010
A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS
Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies...
3 Apr 2012
Known issues and limitations when using virtualized Office 2010 applications on App-V 4.6 and App-V 4.5 SP2 clients
Just a heads up on a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today. If you currently run a virtualized version of Microsoft Office or plan to do so in the future then this makes a great reference: ===== Summary This article discusses known issues and limitations when using virtualized Microsoft...
13 Dec 2010
Launching an App-V virtualized application on a Remote Desktop Web Access server launches the wrong virtualized application
Here’s another KB article we published today. This one tells you how to fix an issue where trying to launch a virtualized application on a Remote Desktop Web Access server ends up launching a different one: ===== Symptoms When users login to a Remote Desktop Session Host server using a Remote Desktop...
28 Nov 2011
App-V 4.6 Documentation now available on TechNet
The documentation for Application Virtualization 4.6 is now available on the App-V TechCenter Library at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843848.aspx . In addition to the App-V 4.6 feature information, in this documentation release we have added a new Getting Started Guide which contains...
23 Feb 2010
Support for applications virtualized with a 3rd party sequencer in a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) environment
Below is a clarification of our support statement regarding applications virtualized with a 3rd party sequencer used in conjunction with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V): Microsoft Application Virtualization allows for the usage of applications sequenced by 3rd party sequencing products in...
8 Apr 2010
Document Sequencing on Windows 7 with the Problem Steps Recorder
On Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, there is a great troubleshooting tool called the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR). The PSR allows screenshots and details of actions to be automatically recorded and saved in a .MHT file that is automatically zipped. A user can send this file to Microsoft Support...
12 Apr 2010
App-V, Configuration Manager 2007 and user based targeting of applications
As you can see in the Whitepaper for the App-V Integration in SCCM , it’s not possible to configure SCCM 2007 for user based targeting on Terminal Servers (RDS). As a workaround to this, some customers have written logon scripts or used third party apps like Citrix or AppSense that run multiple SFTMIME...
23 Mar 2010
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
Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files (*.CHM) accessed within App-V packages fail to display correctly after Internet Explorer 8 is upgraded to Internet Explorer 9
Here’s one more KB article we published today. Enjoy! ===== Symptoms On a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS server running the App-V Client version 184.108.40.20600, after Internet Explorer 8 is upgraded to Internet Explorer 9, the Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files (*.chm) in some App-V packages may stop working...
27 Sep 2011
Sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V
Since Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 we have heard from numerous customers that they would like to deploy it using App-V. This is not feasible with the shipping products. Microsoft will be releasing updates to the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) products...
18 Oct 2010
Understanding the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environmental variable in Microsoft App-V
Here’s a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today. This one covers the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environmental variable: ===== Symptoms After modifying the %SFT_SOFTGRIDSERVER% environment variable, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) packages may fail to load or may connect...
2 Jun 2011
Considerations when Updating an App-V Read-only (Shared) Cache
Here’s another KB article we published today. It’s a regular fountain of new content! ===== Summary The concept of a shared, or read-only cache was introduced in version 4.6 of the Microsoft Application Virtualization client. When using App-V in a Shared Cache environment, it is recommended to...
27 Sep 2011
App-V: How to Adjust/Increase/Reduce the RTCP/RTP Port Ranges for Use with RTSP
Here’s another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s very own Steve Thomas. This one walks you through how to adjust, increase or reduce the RTCP/RTP port ranges for use with RTSP in App-V: ===== To stream applications via RTSP, the App-V server uses three channels...
29 Nov 2011
Important Additional step when Sequencing the .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows XP Clients
Here’s a great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Steve Thomas. This one talks about an important additional step you need to take when virtualizing (sequencing) .NET 2.0 Framework in App-V 4.6 and above for Windows XP Clients: ===== For App-V Clients running...
28 Nov 2011
How to sequence the Dynamics AX 2012 client with App-V 4.6 SP1 on Windows 7/2008 R2
Hi everyone, Madelinde here. Since the release of the Dynamics AX 2012 client, we have received a couple of issues when customers try to virtualize this new client using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1. Earlier versions of the AX client did sequence properly. This post describes...
30 Nov 2011
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
Learning about App-V with TechNet Virtual Labs
With the popularity of Microsoft App-V growing like crazy it seems there's always a fresh stream of folks who are new to the product and looking for some resources to help them get up to speed fast. If this is you, or you just want a refresher to make sure you're making the most of the product...
30 Sep 2010
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
New KB - Prescriptive guidance for sequencing the Beta version of the 2010 Office system in Microsoft App-V
Just a quick heads up that we recently published our prescriptive guidance (aka recipe) for sequencing the Microsoft Office 2010 beta using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6. Please note that: This article describes one method that you can use to successfully sequence the Beta version...
3 Mar 2010
Error: HP Universal Printing | Invalid Address when using the Hewlett-Packard Universal Printer Drivers with Microsoft Application Virtualization
Here’s one more new KB article we published this morning. This one talks about how to allow App-V clients to print to HP UPD printers: ===== Symptoms When using the Hewlett-Packard Universal Printer Drivers (HP UPD) with the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client and trying to configure...
13 Oct 2011
How to collect the log files for Microsoft App-V
Our very own Steve Bucci recently posted this great video that shows you how to collect the logs and information from your App-V environment. With almost any App-V support call we will ask you for this information but knowing where to find these logs will prove invaluable when troubleshooting any issue...
4 May 2010
Pre-creation of Server objects may yield certain sub-optimal values in the App-V SQL Database
Often, App-V administrators will leverage multiple App-V Management Servers sharing a common database. The process usually involves pointing additional server to the existing SQL server and database during installation. Key databases values that govern server behavior will be stored in the DBO.SERVERS...
10 May 2010
New KB: Microsoft App-V 4.6 error 2C-000036B1 when launching Access after applying KB2467174
Just a quick FYI on a new KB we published this morning: ===== Symptoms After applying Microsoft Security Update KB2647174 Microsoft Access virtualized with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) may fail to launch with an error similar to the following: Application Virtualization Error The Application...
16 Jun 2011
New KB: After upgrading a Microsoft App-V server, client machines may receive 0A-20000194 errors when trying to launch applications
We posted this solution a while back but it's proven to be so popular that it was converted to an official Knowledge Base article. You can find our original post here but the test of the KB is below: ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You install the App-v 4.x server and set...
21 Sep 2010
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