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How to Prepare for a Migration to App-V 5.0
This is the first post in a series of posts around migration of App-V from 4.x to 5.0. Introduction Since App-V 5.0 was announced in November last year , it has garnered lots of excitement from customers. In order to provide those benefits, App-V was designed from ground up to provide the foundation...
3 Jul 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Integration
Anurag Juneja [MSFT]
written by – Ozge Yavuz, SDE Introduction App-V 5.0 “isolates” virtual applications from the operating system and other processes. This is done by hiding the application resources from everything else. One can imagine this as running the virtual application in a bubble that isolates...
3 Jan 2013
App-V 5.0 Client PowerShell Deep Dive
Anurag Juneja [MSFT]
written by - Robert Doverspike, Software Development Engineer PowerShell allows system admins to perform a vast array of tasks, all while leveraging the support of .NET’s extensive libraries. Microsoft Application Virtualization has added PowerShell cmdlet support to its 5.0 release, giving...
3 Dec 2012
Connection Groups Internals (App-V 5.0)
Anurag Juneja [MSFT]
written by – Yash Harsha Kumar (SDET) Introduction Connection Groups group one or more APP-V packages to enable member applications in these packages to interact with one another while maintaining isolation from the rest of the system. This gives sequencing engineers the flexibility to maintain packages...
14 Nov 2012
Introducing Microsoft Office 2013 Preview App-V package
Anurag Juneja [MSFT]
As some of you already know, we shipped the Microsoft Office 2013 Preview App-V package with our App-V 5.0 Beta 2 release in July 2012. We believe that this is a HUGE win for our customers. Over the years, we have received tremendous feedback from our customers regarding better and deeper integration...
27 Sep 2012
KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) application...
7 Aug 2012
KB: How to sequence the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Admin Console using Microsoft App-V
Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published today. This one shows you how to sequence (virtualize) the ConfigMgr admin console in App-V. ===== Symptoms When trying to Sequence (virtualize) the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) administrator’s console, the resulting package...
19 Apr 2012
HOTFIX: OSD tasks stop responding in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published recently. This one is a hotfix for an issue where a ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 task to install a virtual application that is located on an App-V distribution point that has streaming enabled hangs (stops responding): ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario...
3 Apr 2012
Fix: Error Code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console
Here’s a new KB article we published today. This one tells you how to fix an issue where error code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console: ===== Symptoms When connecting to the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V or SoftGrid) Management Web Service from the App...
16 Jan 2012
How to create a sample App-V HTTP reporting service
Although you can use the App-V Management Server to gather usage information from clients, many customers have special requirements that could benefit from a customized approach. HTTP Reporting provides a simple way to create a reporting service for App-V that is customized for your business needs. The...
10 Nov 2011
VAppCollector launches even if System Center Configuration Manager/App-V integration is not enabled
Here’s a great new KB article we published today. This one talks about a potential issue you might see one your App-V/ConfigMgr 2007 clients. If you’re running these now or have plans to do so in the future you’ll probably want to give this one a read: ===== Symptoms The VAppCollector component...
20 Oct 2011
How to recover from accidently enabling System Center Configuration Manager App-V integration
Update: This is now published as a Knowledge Base article here . ===== Hi everyone, Alvin Morales here. When System Center Configuration Manager 2007/Application Virtualization (App-V) integration is enabled, System Center Configuration Manager takes over for the App-V client and runs an SFTMIME...
1 Sep 2011
New KB: Elevation and Run-As Considerations in Microsoft App-V Environments
Just a quick FYI on a new KB we published this morning: ===== Symptoms Applications whose manifests specify automatic elevation (for example mmc.exe) may require additional steps to work correctly using run-as in App-V environments. This is a common scenario for environments that require using separate...
27 Jun 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
Explainer: App-V error 29-000010FE with User Data redirected to a network share
So have you had a chance to try out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 yet? It should have been available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers yesterday so I'm curious how many have actually had a chance to try it out. I've been running it...
17 Feb 2011
Error code: 0000C800 when trying to import a package on the App-V Management server
Here's an issue we ran into the other day and since I didn't see it documented anywhere officially I thought I'd post it here. Symptoms When you try to import a Microsoft App-V (SoftGrid) package on the App-V Management Console, you receive the following error message: Unexpected error occurred. Please...
3 Feb 2011
Fix: "Outlook experienced a serious problem" error when virtualized with Microsoft App-V
Just a quick tip on an issue you might run into when running Outlook 2007 locally and Outlook 2010 virtualized on the same machine. When you have a scenario like this, upon the first launch of virtualized Outlook 2010 you might receive the following error message: Outlook experienced a serious...
22 Nov 2010
Breaking it Down: How to start deploying Microsoft Desktop Virtualization technologies
So you say you didn't get a chance to attend Tech·Ed Berlin? Or maybe you did but you still just can't get enough of Desktop Virtualization? Either way, Dave Trupkin, Senior Product Manager for App-V and Med-V, was there and he spent some time talking with the pros and capturing some of insight...
17 Nov 2010
Is Desktop Virtualization in Your Future? Hint: If you’re thinking about Windows 7, it should be
Just in case you missed it, our very own Karri Alexion-Tiernan recently posted a great article that goes through the trends, the advantages and the opportunities of integrating Desktop Virtualization into your Windows 7 plans over on the Windows Team Blog . According to Karri, studies indicate...
17 Nov 2010
What are your most important apps?
The App-V team would like your help to better understand what your most important ISV applications are. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes and complete this survey. Please include contact information in case we have follow-up questions. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RDSWPSZ Thanks...
26 Oct 2010
A guide to App-V publishing and streaming using IIS – Part 2
A while back, I posted “ A guide to App-V publishing and streaming using IIS ” on the App-V blog and since then we have continued to work on this since it continues to be such a popular topic. The code on the site has been put to the test and as a result of this, we have been working together to improve...
21 Oct 2010
Fix: RSSOwl virtualized with Microsoft App-V fails to launch after the first attempt
After sequencing RSSOwl 2.x with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) you may be able to launch RSSOWL during the monitoring and the launch phase, however after the second launch (and subsequent launches) the application fails to start with an application-specific error: "There are no more...
9 Sep 2010
Fix: Error xxxxxxx-xxxxxx0A-0000E01E launching Cygwin for Windows when sequenced using Microsoft App-V
You may run into an unusual issue when running a virtualized sequence of Cygwin under Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). The application will sequence correctly and launch both during the Monitoring phase and the Launch phase, however when you attempt to launch the application in any...
8 Sep 2010
Solution: A virtualized application on a Microsoft App-V client fails to launch with Error Code: 2A-00002AF9
Just an FYI on a new Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Knowledge Base article we published today. If you're having trouble running virtualized apps on your clients and getting something along the lines of Error Code: xxxxxxx-xxxxxx2A-00002AF9 then you'll want to check this one out: Symptoms...
30 Aug 2010
Troubleshooting App-V error 0A-400000C8
Yesterday I got an interesting email from a Mr. Tom Torggler regarding a Microsoft App-V issue he was experiencing when he tried to stream a package with Configuration Manager 2007. If he set the advertisement to “Stream virtual applications from distribution point” then it would fail, but if he...
12 Aug 2010
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