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A step-by-step SuperFlow for installing Microsoft App-V
This one actually first got published the week before last so you may already know all about it, but if not then you’ll definitely want to take a look if you’re planning on rolling out App-V any time soon. The App-V System Deployment SuperFlow provides detailed steps to help you prepare for and...
1 Mar 2011
Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP
This post explains how to configure Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to both publish and stream applications using HTTP. For the purpose of this document we will be setting up a brand new Windows 2008 R2 server to offer these functions and utilize a Windows 7 App-V client. When choosing HTTP...
2 Dec 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
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
A guide to App-V publishing and streaming using IIS
Because I have received many questions about App-V with HTTP, I decided to create an article to describe the process and the underlying theory of this deployment method. From an App-V point of view, this deployment method is not too complicated, but there are some aspects that have the potential to cause...
14 Jun 2010
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft App-V 4.6 Now Available!
The Solution Accelerator team has released an updated guide: Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 . This free guide, now updated for App-V 4.6, provides actionable guidance for planning your application virtualization infrastructure. With App-V, your organization can respond to the complex challenge...
24 Feb 2010
How to remove servers from the App-V management console
We occasionally get questions about how to remove management servers from the management console and although there is no simple way to delete a single server from the management console what you can do as a workaround is essentially delete them all and then re-add the ones you want to keep. It...
7 Jan 2010
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services white paper available for download
We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services.” This white paper discusses the benefits, configurations, and considerations when planning a Terminal Services (TS) solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization for TS (App...
21 Oct 2009
Momentum Webcast: Unlock Value and Savings with Microsoft Virtualization
How can an integrated virtualization strategy that brings server, desktop, and application virtualization together provide significant benefits to your business? Join this webcast to learn about the Microsoft end-to-end virtualization strategy, which uses flexible solutions and common management tools...
8 Oct 2009
Understanding the Autoload Feature of Microsoft App-V 4.5
Understanding the autoload feature is important for those users either new to App-V in general or are in the process of planning an upgrade to 4.5 from a previous version of Softgrid. Administrators need to understand the various characteristics of the autoload feature and its options for configuration...
28 Jul 2009
App-V 4.5 Remote Console Configuration Guide
If you have ever tried to setup an App-V Remote Management Console or upgraded your existing 4.1 SoftGrid environment to App-V 4.5 just to have the Remote Management Console stop working this post is for you. Lately we have received a number support calls regarding this issue and discovered that we don...
21 Apr 2009
Where to find the App-V Documentation
We’ve received some feedback that people may be unfamiliar with the location of the App-V 4.5 documentation, so if you’re wondering what documentation exists for the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 products and where to find this on Technet, read on. The core documentation set includes...
31 Mar 2009
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...
23 Feb 2009
Group Policy Object (GPO) upgrade of SoftGrid may fail with Installer errors 1642, 1606 or 1603
I was going over some of the issues our SoftGrid/App-V support folks have been getting recently and I came across this client install issue that I thought some of you might be interested in hearing about. This one involves getting 1642, 1606 and/or 1603 installer errors when upgrading an existing...
27 Jan 2009
Sequencing Microsoft Office 2007 Core with Multiple Language Packs via DSC
Overview This post provides general instructions for sequencing Microsoft Office 2007 and multiple languages in order to deploy each language separately from the main package. The outcome of these sequencing steps will provide a minimum of two packages: 1. A core Office 2007 virtualized application...
20 Jan 2009
Sequencing Windows Live Applications
Here are some tips on sequencing various Windows Live components that was originally written up by our very own Terry McKinney. If you have plans for sequencing any of the Windows Live apps you'll want to read through this first: ======== This article describes the level of functionality that can be...
10 Dec 2008
App-V client refresh results in error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx2A-0000274D
I was talking to App-V Support Engineer John Behneman the other day about some of the more popular cases and what kinds of issues those folks were seeing and he tells me about how common it is for new App-V admins to accidentally install more than one App-V component on the same box. I haven't actually...
13 Nov 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
Have you seen the Microsoft Application Virtualization glossary?
Have you ever wanted to know what an App-V term meant but were afraid to ask? I stumbled across this very helpful link the other day while I was searching for something else and thought it would be worth sharing. It's the Application Virtualization Glossary and includes definitions for terms from...
3 Nov 2008
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
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta is now released
Just an FYI that the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta is now released. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) is covered so this should prove to be an invaluable tool as you plan your rollouts. ======== The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated...
16 Oct 2008
APP-V FLASH: Content Update and Availability
Here's a quick summary of the latest Microsoft Application Virtualization news and downloads for October, including the download for the 4.5 desktop client, case studies, new whitepapers and last but not least, a new home for SoftGrid App-V on the web. Check out the details below: ======== MSDN...
14 Oct 2008
Notes on installing and configuring the 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and higher SoftGrid Clients for Standalone mode
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...
7 Oct 2008
Upgrading to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about upgrading from SoftGrid 4.2 to App-V 4.5 seem to be pretty popular so even though this has been out for a few days I thought I'd go ahead and post a link to our upgrade FAQ. The list of questions addressed is below and you can find the original FAQ here . Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck |...
23 Sep 2008
App-V Technical Content Update
During our RTM announcement we identified a series a whitepapers that would be available throughout the course of September. The first wave of papers is complete and available here on the App-V TechCenter. New whitepapers will be added and announced as they are completed. Below is a summary...
22 Sep 2008
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