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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
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
Sequencing Microsoft Office 2010 and Dynamics CRM 2011 using App-V 4.6 SP1
Hi everyone, Alvin Morales here. Recently a customer wanted to sequence Microsoft Office 2010 with Dynamics CRM 2011 using the Offline mode with Outlook, and although we don't have an official support statement on this (meaning we haven’t fully tested it) we were able to get it working with a few...
12 Jan 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
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
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
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
When to sequence Office 2010 from scratch and when to use the Package Accelerator
That question in the title has caused some confusion with our customers. It usually comes up after " What is a Package Accelerator?" , or "There is a Package Accelerator for Office ?" If you follow the links above, you will go straight to an in-depth series of articles on Package Accelerators and...
9 Aug 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
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
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
App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer - Project Template Improvements
With the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, Project Templates are a much easier to use feature that can save companies time sequencing and testing their packages. Using Project Templates as a basis for sequencing virtually eliminates misconfiguration related deployment issues. Avoiding these issues saves time...
4 May 2011
Improvements in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer Command Line Interface (CLI)
The Command Line Sequencer, or CLI, has been improved with the App-V 4.6 SP1 release of the Sequencer. The Sequencer now has the ability to define Feature Block 1, create Package Accelerators, and create packages from Package Accelerators. The CLI is closer in feature parity to the GUI sequencer. As...
3 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
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 2)
Yesterday we released Part 1 in this series, and now in Part 2 we will look at the Automated Best Practices throughout the new App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer. In Part 1, Problem Notification features were addressed, which are also an important part of Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer...
26 Apr 2011
Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 1)
In previous versions of the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer, there was little to no built-in guidance from the Sequencer around potential problems or following best practices. With the new Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, automated best practices and problem notification throughout...
25 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
New KB: Guide to sequencing .NET 4.0 with App-V 4.6 SP1
Just a quick heads up on a new Microsoft Application Virtualization Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one is a guide that walks you through sequencing .NET 4.0 with App-V 4.6 SP1: Summary The steps in this document describe one method that you can use to successfully sequence .NET...
10 Mar 2011
Getting rid of the pop-up message: “The operation completed successfully” when running Virtualized Office 2010 under App-V
We have recently encountered an odd issue with a few customers who were deploying Office 2010 via Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and the Office Deployment kit for App-V. Whenever they would launch an application such as Excel they would receive an innocuous, yet annoying message: “The operation...
10 Mar 2011
How to troubleshoot situations where GPO settings are not applying to packages in App-V 4.5 and later
Hi, Steve Thomas here. Back in April of 2009, J.C. Hornbeck posted a blog on the changes that 4.5 brought with regards to how group policies affect registry settings: http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2009/04/23/some-insight-into-how-softgrid-and-app-v-4-5-handle-group-policies.aspx Since...
2 Mar 2011
An update on sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V
Back in October we blogged that the decision had been made to support using App-V to deploy Visual Studio 2010. We do not yet have an exact date for the availability of this functionality, but we do plan to make it available during the 1 st half of calendar year 2011. We will keep you posted and...
20 Dec 2010
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
Solution: Multiple uploads and datasheet view features don’t work using App-V virtualized Office 2010
Recently I came across a request with virtual Office 2010 and SharePoint 2007 where Multiple uploads and Datasheet view were not available. The reason for this was that each component used a plugin in Internet Explorer that was not available during Internet Explorer launch. Then when VirtualOWSSuppmanager...
28 Oct 2010
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