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How to run Process Monitor (ProcMon) inside the App-V virtual environment
Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here. Running Process Monitor (ProcMon) to troubleshoot Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client issues such as missing files, access denied errors or other file and registry-based issues is sometimes necessary to successfully package an application. This post details...
24 Apr 2012
KB: How to Enable Automatic Crash Dump Generation in Microsoft Application Virtualization
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through how to create a crash dump in Microsoft Application Virtualization should you ever need to do so as guided by a Microsoft support engineer: ===== Symptoms This article describes how to enable automatic crash dump generation...
26 Mar 2012
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...
8 Feb 2012
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
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
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
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
How to patch virtualized Office 2010 sequenced with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1
With Microsoft Office 2010 we have the Office deployment kit for the initial App-V deployment and also the activation components that are added to it. However, it is a bit different to patch the Office 2010 deployment compared to other software packages. Below I demonstrate how easy it is to update your...
30 Jun 2011
How to sequence QuickBooks 2011 using Microsoft App-V 4.6
Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here and today I want to talk about sequencing Intuit QuickBooks 2011. This article describes one method to sequence Intuit QuickBooks 2011 using the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Sequencer. This is not the only way to sequence QuickBooks 2011...
18 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
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
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
TechNet Wiki: Managing and Installing the App-V Packages
Here’s another article written by Microsoft Partner and MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that’s over in the TechNet Wiki. This one talks about managing and installing Microsoft Application Virtualization packages: After the sequencing process of applications through the Application Virtualization Sequencer, you...
7 Apr 2011
Using Application Virtualization Sequencer to Virtualize your Applications with App-V
Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho been busy over in the TechNet Wiki , creating lots of articles on all kinds of Microsoft virtualization technologies. This one walks you through installing the App-V Sequencer and Sequencing an app (making the virtualization package) so if you’re new to App-V,...
5 Apr 2011
Pre-populating an App-V virtual application in the Windows 7 Taskbar
I have encountered issues where customers and users of App-V have asked me about the integration of App-V with the Windows 7 Taskbar. Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick...
4 Nov 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
Need personalized help implementing a Microsoft product or solution? Our new ProAdvisory service may be for you
I know this isn’t necessarily specific to App-V but I wanted to let you know of a new support offering that we're rolling out. I am sure many of you have contacted Microsoft for support in the past and are aware of our various support offerings. We have Consumer support, Professional support and various...
1 Jul 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
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