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App-V 5.0 Capacity Planning Highlights
As announced last week, we recently published a great article on TechNet covering App-V 5.0 Capacity Planning . There is a lot of really valuable information in the article which will be essential when sizing out your App-V environment so head over and check it out. I thought I would call out some...
4 Mar 2014
Differential Upgrades with App-V 5.0
At the moment I am chilling in sunny Bangladesh but thought I would set this post to publish today before I left for annual leave last week, nobody can ever say I leave you VirtualVibes readers hanging huh! Today I thought I would share some info around upgrades. During my time with customers ever...
18 Feb 2014
Global Registry State Changes in App-V 5.0
We have come a long way from the good ol’ .pkg files we had back in days on 4.x. I have discussed at length both App-V 5.0 - OS Integration - State Changes and Global File State Changes in App-V 5.0 , but what about when we make changes to global locations of registry for our application? We...
5 Feb 2014
0A-00010007 - The application failed to launch
Have you ever come across this error before? Investigating further into the event logs we find the following explanation of what went wrong: Registry staging! Now that’s something I have discussed in more detail here but essentially the cause of this error is due to the fact the App...
21 Jan 2014
Architecture and Version Support with App-V 5.0
Hope you all had a great holiday season with friends and family! Time to kick off the New Year with some more App-V! With the release of SP2 for App-V the questions around supportability and backwards compatibility have arisen once again. This is the same as it has always been in that we support...
7 Jan 2014
Pending Tasks in App-V 5.0 SP2
Everyone who has being anticipating the release of SP2 for App-V 5.0 will understand that one of the core new features it has brought is the support for shell extensions, when you throw RunVirtual and browser helper objects into the mix too, what we end up with are very blurred lines around when an App...
3 Dec 2013
App-V 5.0 SP2 Now Available
Happy days! That’s right people, the wait is over! After having the beta in our hands for a while now, the official release of App-V 5.0 SP2 is now available for both sequencer and client as part of MDOP 2013 R2. Some of the key features of this release are: Shell extension and runtime support...
2 Dec 2013
AutoLoad Setting in App-V 5.0
In App-V 4.x we had something called autoload targets and triggers which could be used in combination to make App-V applications automatically get cached depending on certain factors, in App-V 5.0 we have a similar more simple equivalent setting called AutoLoad. This setting like most App-V Client...
12 Nov 2013
Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and App-V 5.0 Integration – More Than Meets the Eye
Anyone would be forgiven for thinking that App-V 5.0 and CM 2012 SP1 integration is just a simple managed way of using standalone mode. By that I mean that Configuration Manager simply sends out PowerShell commands to add and publish packages leaving App-V to handle the rest. The truth is there is more...
2 Oct 2013
App-V 5.0 Shared Content Store Resources
Shared Content Store is proving a very popular feature with App-V 5.0 and with my recent post on The Microsoft App-V Team Blog going deeper into the subject I thought I’d take the opportunity to pull together some useful SCS links: Introducing Shared Content Store in App-V 5.0 Shared...
19 Sep 2013
Virtual Environments in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 - Flexible Connection Groups
Following on from my post about Connection Groups in App-V 5.0 Full Infrastructure and how far we have come from DSC in App-V 4.x, let’s take a look at Connection Groups cousin in Configuration Manager (CM) 2012 SP1, Virtual Environments! Virtual Environments in CM 2012 SP1 allows us to take...
9 Sep 2013
PackageStoreAccessControl - Restricting Access to the Package Cache in App-V 5.0
With App-V 5.0 SP2 (Beta) we now have a new configuration item called PackageStoreAccessControl This setting allows us to lock down the cache location /package store according to who has been authorised to access a particular package. We can issue the following command to enable this setting...
12 Aug 2013
App-V 5.0 Client Footprint
Hello VirtualVibes readers, In this post I am going to share with you the App-V 5.0 SP1 client footprint while idle. Please bear in mind this information will naturally vary between environments and serves only as a guideline. First lets understand what processes actually run on our App-V client...
29 Jul 2013
Where is my GUI?! - SP2 for App-V 5.0
Anyone who has downloaded and installed the App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta may have noticed that the client doesn’t seem to have the usual client GUI which we have become familiar with: Well this isn’t an issue or bug, it is actually intentional. The client graphical user interface has been left...
18 Jul 2013
Shell Extensions and Runtimes with App-V 5.0 SP2
So it’s no secret that one of the major improvements to come along with the App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta is the way we now handle and support shell extensions and runtime dependencies. Let’s take a closer look... Shell Extensions They are finally here! Probably the most requested feature when...
11 Jul 2013
0C80070057 - App-V 5.0 Error Code
Ever since my blog on Adding and Publishing a Package in Standalone Mode I have noticed an increased number of people hitting this issue when trying to add/publish their App-V packages. Having grappled with what the cause of this could be for the last few weeks, bouncing ideas around with some of our...
13 Jun 2013
Permissions in the PVAD and VFS with App-V 5.0
Following on from my post called Understanding the PVAD where we talked about how things work in the absence of the Q: mount drive we had in previous versions of App-V, I want to share with you some insights into how permissions work on both the PVAD and VFS for both admin and non-admin users. For...
22 May 2013
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 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 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
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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