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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
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
The Issues of Sequencing .bat Shortcuts in App-V 5.0
It not unusual that in the mix of all your weird and wonderful applications you will have a handful that will leverage a .bat file shortcut to kick off your application. Let’s deep dive into the mechanics of sequencing and delivering these type of applications. Take this example where I have...
17 Oct 2013
Sequencing a Shortcut in App-V 5.0 – Local and Virtual Interaction
This is now done within the package editor rather during the sequencing workflow itself, however the functionality is identical. We talked about this technique in 4.x here , all these same concepts apply in 5.0 so if you are interested in the concepts jump over to the post . What I want to discuss...
29 Aug 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
App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta is here!
That's right App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta is here, along with updates for App-V 4.6 and UE-V. Highlights · App-V 5.0 SP2 Beta o Shell Extension Support o Run Time Dependencies Detection o GUI Improvements · UE-V 2.0 Beta o Windows 8 App Support o Company Settings...
27 Jun 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
Understanding the PVAD
The Primary Virtual Application Directory, more efficiently called the PVAD has been a topic of much discussion ever since the advent of App-V 5.0. I guess although we complained about the Q: mount drive we had in App-V 4.6 it did make things really easy to understand. The PVAD is an altogether more...
22 May 2013
Specifying Working Directories with App-V 5.0
5 Years 6 Months 2 Weeks and 1 Day ago my mate Justin Zarb wrote a brilliant blog post on Specifying a Working Directory in App-V 4.x and how we can use the .OSD to achieve this. Well here I am a good while later, posting about how we do the same thing in App-V 5.0. Time does fly! The Default ...
22 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 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
Feature Block 0 - The Publishing Feature Block
Following on from my post around “ App-V Package Streaming Optimisation ” let’s talk more about the Publishing Feature Block. In App-V 4.x if we chose to optimise our package we would end up with a FB1 (Primary Feature Block) and FB2 (Secondary Feature Block). FB1 would contain...
27 Feb 2013
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