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  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On App-V Nomenclature

    As you may have figured out by now, App-V 5 has components that are referred to by multiple names depending on context. In some cases, App-V 5 basically takes the synonym concept to interesting levels. This can be misleading if misinterpreted. This can lead ISV’s and IT Pros down the wrong path...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On Streaming

    Now that Hotfix 4 for App-V 5.0 SP2 has been out now for several weeks, many of you have likely already seen our Updated Guidance for Performance Recommendations now available on Technet ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn659478.aspx .) It almost goes without saying that the new stream-to...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: On AddPackage and ConfigurePackage

    The other day I was troubleshooting a package add issue where I was running into a brick wall that turned out to be an awfully simple solution. While troubleshooting this, it came to me that I have not really gone into much depth as to what happens during an AddPackage or a ConfigurePackage operation...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5: Be Careful Toggling Shared Content Store Mode

    One of my colleagues in support let me know of an important note for those upgrading to App-V 5.0 Service Pack 2 Hotfix 4. It appears that the value for Shared Content Store (registry value SharedContentStoreMode in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Streaming or the same option using...
  • Blog Post: App-V 4.6: Configuration when Using Proxy Servers with HTTP Streaming

    How App-V uses proxy settings will vary depending on configuration values. The values related to proxy configuration can be found under the HTTP subkey of the App-V networking configuration in the registry here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\ Client\Network\Http or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Intermittent DC Refresh and/or Launch Failures may be tied to Intermittent SQL Connectivity

    DC Refreshes and Application Launches may fail intermittently in the case of an unstable SQL Server connection. This can happen when the threshold for connectivity to overall service connectivity to SQL has not been reached but the authentication and/or authorization of a user actually timed out on the...
  • Blog Post: App-V: App-V Client Issues Streaming from App-V/IIS Server using XP with IPV6

    The App-V Client (running under Windows XP) may fail to stream from App-V Server (or IIS Server) when running IPV6. You may get an error similar to the following: [08/18/2011 10:23:32:058 JGSW ERR] {tid=10CC:usr=steveth} The Application Virtualization Client could not connect to stream URL 'http:...
  • Blog Post: The Default Block Size of 64KB in App-V 4.6 and Later may Cause Slow Streaming with Certain Network Configurations

    Starting with the 4.6 sequencer, the default block size for sequenced packages was changed to 64K. In addition, the option to adjust this was removed from the sequencer. The block size used to be an issue when the network bandwidth was limited and large blocks could not be transferred. Now with more...