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App-V 5.0 Sequencer - Package Streaming Optimisation
With the App-V 5.0 Sequencer we have three options for optimising how our packages stream to our clients: Click Next In previous versions of App-V this would lump everything into one feature block so the whole package had to be download before launch. Now this does something completely different...
27 Feb 2013
App-V 5.0 – Convert Legacy Packages to the new file format
Hi all, In a previous post we showed how easy it is to test App-V legacy packages, now we’re going to convert automatically these packages to the new App-V 5.0 format. http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualworld/archive/2012/10/24/app-v-5-0-legacy-package-conversion-report-creation.aspx To complete this...
26 Oct 2012
KB: Allowing applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment (VE) to read from or write to the native registry
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains how to allow applications running inside an App-V Virtual Environment to read from or write to the native registry on a client. ===== Summary The purpose of this document is to describe ...read more
6 Sep 2012
How to specify the version of Visio that is launched by an App-V client
There seems to be some confusion surrounding the licensing model used by Microsoft Visio and how it affects App-V deployments of Visio packages so I wanted to take a minute and see if I could clear this up a little bit. The licensing model used by Visio ...read more
27 Aug 2012
KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft ...read more
7 Aug 2012
Introducing the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer
I’m Chris Green, Program Manager on the App-V team. I first joined Microsoft in June, 2009 and I was immediately assigned to the beginnings of a project that I would see right through to its release. That project was to make improvements to a component ...read more
6 Apr 2011
Sequencing Microsoft Desktop Player
I try and sequence everything on my machine…. from Live Writer (my blogging tool of choice) to Office 2010 to the simple things like tools etc …. one day i will have to do a sftmime /query obj:app /short and publish my lonnnnng list of apps. I think sequencing applications just makes my life easier when...
7 Apr 2010
Attachmate Reflections Sequencing Guide
One of my good buddies Travis Guinn ping us the other day with the simple subject line : A Good Sign! And that it was … i love seeing ISVs knowing that App-V is in demand, and there customers want clear guidance from them on how to sequence an application. So when Travis pinged me and said hey look Attachmate...
21 Mar 2010
Candidates for Virtualization
I have felt like i have written the same email about applications that are not suitable candidates for virtualization in App-V more than a dozen times over the past week. And I wanted to throw up a table that i tend to use to help highlight some of these. I often use the MSIT case study as a great...
8 Dec 2009
SFT Encoder Express Edition : The Simple App-V Package Encoder
My Buddy Kalle Saunamäki pinged me earlier today and let me know that he has released a new tool for SFT Encoding packaging. I have not tested the tool yet but will certainly be playing around with it later tonight. The tool looks really interesting as it looks like a new way to package? Will certainly...
19 Jan 2009
App-V & SoftGrid - Three Errors When Virtualizing GroupWise
I was chatting to Madelinde Walraven (who is one of the legends in the GTSC EMEA). She was telling me about a case that she had been working on around a customer sequencing group wise and having a number of errors! She found a great solutions with some peers. I thought this sounds cool and asked her...
19 Jan 2009
Recipes and Step-By-Steps
Recipes or Step-By-Steps for sequencing are one of the most important things that you can do when sequencing applications. This will help you so much in the long run. We go to many customer sites where they just forget or don’t know what's gone into the sequence to get it working OR how they even get...
1 Sep 2008
SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability
So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest updates to SoftGrid. In addition to stability...
19 Feb 2008
MCS Sequencing Guidelines
So the team has just published the MCS Sequencing guide ! Which is really handy for newbies and re-enforces concept to all the old heads :o) for sequencing. All of us have added one bit or another to the guide so it use to be a helpful internal tool to help people ........ Now its yours :o) --------...
7 Feb 2008
SFT Explorer 1.2 (Updated)
Quick Post to just let everyone know that Kalle has updated the SFT Explorer tool to version 1.2. This now shows the deleted registry keys from a sequenced application! Very handy when trying to troubleshoot or understand the reg keys that are in the virtual registry. As always brilliant to use and Brilliant...
21 Jan 2008
Virtual Internet Explorers Virtual Homepage
The question came up the other day where someone was having a problem with Internet Explorer . Their sequenced version of Internet Explorer (which was being pulled into the package) was not using there default web/homepage rather than the one set within the virtual environment. Well what was happening...
17 Dec 2007
Microsoft Application Virtualization: Sequencing Adobe CS3
J.C put up a handy post on the step by step configuration process for Adobe CS3...... you should know this one as it has been spoken about a few times.... see; http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive/2007/09/23/error-53256-sequencing-adobe-cs3.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld/archive...
3 Dec 2007
A really handy tool! Windows Server 2008 App Logo Tool
So I am sitting across from Steve Bell on the "Windows Server 2008 Software Logo Program and Application Compatibility" stand (I know, long name!). Steve is a Senior Product Manager for Logo and Application Compatibility. Steve and I have had long discussions around the tool and I will be writing a series...
15 Nov 2007
Adobe CS3 Error 53256 - UTF-8 or ANSI FileInfo.dll
From Brussels to Newcastle! And I have been back to my roots working on Active Directory Projects! However it has not stop me from keeping an eye out for some good information. Adobe CS3 sequencing has been an interesting and active topic out there in sequencing world. All the team have been looking...
26 Oct 2007
Error When Sequencing Excel 2007
Bob put a post up on the SG team blog which is a nice post, he has spotted some errors on sequencing Excel 2007. Its a handy FYI post and to be aware of so keep this in the back pocket!! ---------------------- Here's a problem I ran into a few days ago that I thought was kind of interesting. In case...
16 Oct 2007
Getting to the root of the 8.3 Root
An interesting conversation came up in the lunch room today that I thought deserved a good blog for clarification. As you may well be aware, one of the “best practices” for Sequencing an application is to have the application install itself during the monitoring phase to an 8.3 directory on the Q:\ drive...
4 Oct 2007
Error 53256 Sequencing Adobe CS3
You can tell I am playing catch up on posting .... I have been out on site all week with v little access to the Internet (can you believe that!). So there have been a few threads on the SoftGrid Technet forum on Adobe CS3. Well J.C got some great info and posted it up! I need to give it a shoot myself...
22 Sep 2007
Advanced Sequencing techniques – Part 2
So I am currently in Prague in Europe, and gaining Internet access has been very very tuff! I finally found a very little cafe with an access point so I can blog a great post. Sean emailed J.C and I the next installment of his advanced sequencing techniques! Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1 ...
19 Sep 2007
Advanced Sequencing Topics - Part 1
Sean Donahue has started a great new series of posts that you will be seeing! They are called "Advanced Sequencing". The posts aims to help gain greater understanding of the steps required to sequence products. ---------------------------------------------------- In response to a recent post on...
12 Sep 2007
Microsoft Unveils Plans for the MSI Utility for Microsoft Virtualization at VMworld
Now I am so glad that this is announced. As I am very excited to talk about this product and the benefits we are all going to have at using it. Chad posted on the SoftGrid Blog today and a news article when up from the announcement at VMWord. Microsoft unveiled the plans for its new application virtualization...
11 Sep 2007
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