Always look forward to your posts, you do a great job and your blog is a true asset to the APP-V community.
Quick question re: this post. If the publishing server is up and running with no issues, the Management Server goes off-line in between the 10min cycle for a Publishing Server look-up for NEW content from Management Server, how does that impact the Publishing Server? Will it continue to service publishing request from clients?
Ah thanks, appreciate your comment and glad you find the content useful!
Regarding your question, in the event the Publishing Server is unable to contact the Management Server to check for a new metadata.xml it will simply continue to service client requests using the .xml it currently has.
@Thamin your posts really helps a lot. keep up the good work
Hello, I am new to the AppV setup. We created a test environment, in which we had the Management Server, Publishing server and the SQL database on one virtual machine and the reporting server on a separate VIrtual machine ( we are doing this more as proof of concept) My question is, are hopes are assinging security groups for each package that we create, so if we create a 2007 XML notepad package, the security group would be be "AppV-xml2007" and whatever user that needed access to it would have that membership added to there AD account. I have noticed when I create a new security group, appv will not publish it for hours later. I am assuming that there is a setting in the management server somewhere, where I can change so that it will poll AD every hour or what have you? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated! thanks
I was wondering how client package refresh is handled and didn't realise it was via a scheduled task.
Is there way this can be controlled via App-V powershell or group policy. it would make far more sense to have a setting that says check for updates every 'xx' after the user has logged on or just a registry setting (similar to the publishing server value).
Hi Andy, There are controls around this as discussed here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualvibes/archive/2012/11/08/installing-and-configuring-the-app-v-5-0-client-with-publishing-server.aspx UserRefreshEnabled Values: (0/1) Enables a publishing refresh
for the user UserRefreshOnLogon Values: (0/1) Specifies whether or not a user refresh should be initiated at user logon UserRefreshInterval Values: (0-744) Specifies the frequency of the refresh with the publishing server, can be in days or hours as below
UserRefreshIntervalUnit Values: (Hours(0) or Days (1)) Specifies the unit for the UserRefreshInterval setting