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  • Blog Post: App-V 5: Do you Still have to Run Process Monitor within the App-V Bubble when Troubleshooting Applications?

    If - by that question you want to know if you must start an instance of Process Monitor within the virtual application like you did in 4.x – no. You could run process Monitor inside the virtual bubble, but it will not yield you much more results. The reason behind this is simple: unlike previous...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On Virtual Registry Nomenclature

    In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed items related to App-V’s virtual registry, including the VREG subsystem itself and the new Registry Staging System introduced with App-V 5. I have also been explaining concepts and App-V nomenclature as well so I thought it was very timely to discuss...
  • Blog Post: App-V 5 SP2 Application Publishing and Client Interaction - Now Available!

    A much desired, long-awaited, and highly anticipated white paper was released last week. If you are looking to understand how virtual applications are added, published, and delivered from publishing servers (especially the differences from previous versions) look no further. The document is available...
  • Blog Post: App-V: Don’t use WMI for querying virtual registries.

    It is important to understand that the virtual registry is designed for virtualization of an application’s registry and it facilitates it through the interception of standard Win32 registry APIs. These APIs (i.e. RegOpenKeyEx, RegEnumKeyEx,  RegEnumValue,  RegCreateKeyEx, etc.) I have, from time to time...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On Registry Staging and how it can affect VDI Environments

    UPDATE: PLEASE READ THIS AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE: http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2014/08/22/app-v-5-revisiting-registry-staging.aspx The App-V 5.0 Virtual Registry is isolated for each application (or virtual environment when using Connection Groups.) With this release, there...
  • Blog Post: App-V: On that Failed Office Add-in

    Troubleshooting virtualized Office add-ins are always fun. Correction: troubleshooting Office add-ins are always fun for people like me – not necessarily normal human beings. Whether you are using add-ins with a local instance of Office or are packaging add-ins with virtualized Office, you need...