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  • 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

    The App-V 5.0 Virtual Registry is isolated for each application (or virtual environment when using Connection Groups.) With this release, there is a better view into the Virtual Registry subsystem. In fact, the App-V 5 virtual registry is divided into two main parts: The Virtual Registry itself (VREG...
  • 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...