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Breaking into the virtual environment in App-V 5.0

Breaking into the virtual environment in App-V 5.0

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  • Go on you legend ! :)

  • Great Work....!

  • Thanks!

  • Thanks, very helpful

  • Thanks for the information, yay

  • What are the pros and cons (if any) of using this method as opposed to using /appvve or /appvpid switches?

  • Not much difference Anil, check out this post for a full explanation: blogs.technet.com/.../app-v-5-0-launching-native-local-processes-within-the-virtual-environment.aspx

  • Hi Thamim,

    I'm exploring the possibilities of 'breaking' into the virtual environment in App-V 5.

    It seems the one thing I'm looking for does not exist...

    I would like to be able to 'insert' a running process into a virtual environment.

    Do you know if such a thing is even possible with App-V 5?

    Thanks,

    Richard

  • Hi Richard,

    Your right all methods spawn a new process inside the VE. There is no way that I know of that will allow you to inject a process that is already running, there would some challenges around shifting the namespace visibility for a process that has already been launched.

    I am interested in what you are trying to achieve and why the ability to insert a running process as you described would be useful?

  • Thanks for you reply.

    What I'm trying to achieve:

    I built this "launcher" which is capable of handling several application virtualization types in a uniform way (App-V 4.x, Symantec SWV, VMware ThinApp and now App-V 5). After using a special shortcut or file type association the launcher will import/load/stream the application after which it can be customized/personalized INSIDE the VE.

    As App-V 5 seems more similar to Symantec SWV than to App-V 4.6, I wondered if it might have the same functionality (like injecting a process into a VE, for which SWV has an API). In my case it would just improve performance, that's all.

  • Having said that, I have just found out from a colleague that the problem is with the Parent directory choice during sequencing.  If you use c:\program files as parent directory  instead of choing the actual installation directory c:\program files\Adobe, then there is a chance that you do see the application folders within the bubble.  Good to know anyway although I won't sequence in this manner anyway

  • Whoops it seems my first post didn't get published.  ok the post  above is to follow on the fact that on x64 bit Windows I can never see the program directories within the bubbles say under c:\program files, and this using any methods /appvid or powershell etc.. and then a colleague told me about the above.  I think the problem is only with x64 bit.

  • Are you sure they aren't just there under the Program Files x86 location?

  • I see it properly in Local Registry under Appv\Client\Packages dont see it when virtual registry is launched. I tried different options like /appvve & /appvpid as well but same resutls. Any ideans on where I might be doing wrong

  • Do you see the virtual system okay?

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