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  • Blog Post: On the Art of Troubleshooting App-V Applications

    Lately I have been dealing with the big challenge of teaching something that I have become to know as more of an art than a science. That is, the troubleshooting of virtual applications not functioning correctly in App-V. I have seen many articles that walk through how someone was able to figure out...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5.0: On these 0xc0000142 errors and where they are coming from.

    "Where are these 0xc0000142 errors coming from in App-V 5.0?" There has been some chatter revolving around this generic application error that is happening with many LOB (Line of Business applications) running virtualized with App-V 5.0. You will also note that for a lot of these applications, this...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Process Exit Codes and why they matter when troubleshooting virtual applications

    In a previous blog post ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2013/04/27/on-the-art-of-troubleshooting-app-v-applications.aspx ) I discussed the “art” of troubleshooting virtual applications and mentioned the fact that there are a lot of custom recipe’s out on the Internet...
  • Blog Post: The Case of the Three Second Delay (a.k.a What is SFTDDE?)

    A while back I encountered an issue that forced me to become introduced to the DDE Launcher used by App-V (SFTDDE.)  A customer was encountering an issue where, no matter how much they tuned their terminal servers, even with pre-cached virtual applications; Office applications appeared to always have...
  • Blog Post: App-V: More on that Failed Office Add-in

    Continuing from my previous post a few days ago, let’s talk more about application errors when Office add-ins are virtualized. It is pretty easy to resolve most add-in issues with the right methodology. One of the first steps in my methodology is to first determine if the issue is related to the...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: Useful Stuff for the App-V Professional (I hope!)

    So I’ve been receiving a lot of feedback on ways to enhance App-V toolkits for customers and their in-house troubleshooting. I’ve received usually two kinds of feedback on previous articles such as http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2013/11/13/app-v-on-operational-troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6: Why is SFTLP.EXE crashing and why can’t I troubleshoot it?

    I have encountered an interesting issue where a series of applications that have been virtualized with App-V 4.6 will fail due to an operational error. Ironically it has nothing to do with any kind of limits within App-V or is even related to the virtualization model of App-V. It happens because a key...