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RunVirtual End to End
There have been some great posts flying around talking about the RunVirtual feature in App-V 5.0 over the last few weeks and months, both from some of the guys here at Microsoft and our MVPs. So I thought I’d break it down in true VirtualVibes fashion as an end-to-end step by step! RunVirtual...
9 May 2013
Sequencing a Shortcut in App-V 4.6 – Local and Virtual Interaction
Sequencing a shortcut is a commonly used method in App-V 4.x to get virtual packages to interact with something local. Especially when the local element is the parent in the relationship. For example local Internet Explorer and virtualised Adobe Flash Player or local Microsoft Office and virtualised...
1 May 2013
App-V 5.0 OS Integration - Part 4 - State Changes
In previous parts of this series we looked at the App-V 5.0 package format, how it sits on our client OS in the file system cache and how the registry works. So that’s all well and good but what about when about when users make customisations to packages, how do we handle state changes? There...
29 Apr 2013
App-V 5.0 OS Integration - Part 3 – Registry
Now we understand the package format and client file system for App-V 5.0, let’s take a look out how the registry looks in terms of OS integration. As mentioned in Part 1 of this blog series, within the .appv package we can see a registry.dat file which contains the entire registry that was...
10 Apr 2013
App-V 5.0 OS Integration - Part 2 - File System Cache
Following on from my post App-V 5.0 OS Integration - Part 1 - Package Format where we talked about how a App-V 5.0 package is made up, now we can move on to look at how this package is reflected on your client operating system after the package has been delivered in terms of file system and cache. ...
28 Mar 2013
App-V 5.0 OS Integration - Part 1 - Package Format
In this series of posts I am going to take you behind the scenes of how our packages integrate with our operating system in App-V 5.0. The most logical place to start is with the package itself and understanding what is output by our Sequencer. Let’s take this Paint.NET package and try...
12 Mar 2013
App-V 5.0 Standalone Mode - Adding and Publishing a Package
Deploying a package in standalone mode in App-V 5.0 is really re ally simple! I recommend having a standalone client somewhere to everyone I talk to regardless of infrastructure choices because it is the easiest way to quickly test a package before deploying to an environment. There are two main steps...
12 Mar 2013
Enabling computer based targeting in App-V 5.0
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a perfect holiday season, I definitely did but now I think it's time for my first post of 2013.... Now this is something that I have hardly heard anyone really talk about with App-V 5.0; the fact that we can now target machines instead of users when publishing packages...
22 Jan 2013
App-V 5.0 RDS Client - Where can I find it!?
This is a question I am often being asked as some people are expecting to find this within the MDOP download, in which you will only find the desktop client. To get the App-V RDS client you need to go to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre .
27 Nov 2012
Breaking into the virtual environment in App-V 5.0
In App-V 4.6 we used to use the command line Sfttray /exe to open a process inside the virtual environment of an App-V Package, a lot of people referred to this as “breaking into the bubble”. As you would of heard, our trusty sfttray commands have been replaced in v5 by all new PowerShell...
21 Nov 2012
Installing the App-V 5.0 Client and configuring it with a Publishing Server
Hello People, just a quick reference on how to setup the App-V client and quickly configure it to talk to a Publishing Server First of all the hardware and software requirements: Hardware Requirements Processor— 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor RAM— 1 GB...
8 Nov 2012
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