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  • Blog Post: MS App Virtualization: The four PKG file system volumes

    This may be old news to some of you but it has proven to be so popular that I thought it was worth a mention here.  This is a topic that came up on the forum a month or two back but I'll post it here to save you the trip.  Basically someone asked how the PKG mechanism worked and Chris Lord...
  • Blog Post: List of Applications That Can Be Virtualized

    "Can you send me a list of all the applications that can be successfully virtualized using Microsoft SoftGrid?" "Can AppX be successfully virtualized using Microsoft SoftGrid?" If I had a nickel for every time I got one of these two questions...... Don't get me wrong, they're both valid questions but...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Operations Guide - Part 2

    As promised, here's part 2 of Brian Kelly's SoftGrid Operations Guide: ====== 3.3 Remove a Specific Application from a SoftGrid Client PC The following procedure describes how to remove a specific application package from the SoftGrid cache on a client PC. 1. Open the SoftGrid Client Management Console...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Process Monitor - Hands-On Labs and Examples

    Introduction Process Monitor is a troubleshooting and data collection tool used by many systems administrators as well as Microsoft’s support organization. The goal of this post is to help you gain hands-on experience using this valuable troubleshooting tool and subsequently to facilitate progress...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Lab: Microsoft SoftGrid General Troubleshooting

    Are you new to this whole application virtualization thing and looking for some tips on how to troubleshoot some common issues?  If so then look no more because we have a virtual lab that will get you started on your way to tracking down and fixing some of these problems you may be struggling with...
  • Blog Post: SoftGrid Operations Guide - Part 1

    Brian Kelly, one of our top gun SoftGrid tech guru's, recently put together a really cool SoftGrid operations guide that covers day-to-day procedures for managing and operating the SoftGrid infrastructure.  Well, I guess technically it would now be a Microsoft Application Virtualization operations...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Set for Microsoft SoftGrid 4.x

    This may be old news to some of you but if you haven't seen the SoftGrid Documentation Set that we published you'll want to check it out. It's published as Knowledge Base article 940163 and includes the following documents: • SoftGrid Client Installation Guide (Client_Installation_Guide.pdf) •...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Application Virtualization (Formerly SoftGrid) 4.5 Beta Trial Guide is Now Available!

    Hello everyone! I thought I would drop a quick note to let you all know that the Trial Guide for Microsoft App Virt has been posted to the web at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AA787491-8D08-4D2F-8960-9E9F00226C7E&displaylang=en . This guide is based...