Microsoft App-V 4.6 is now available

Microsoft App-V 4.6 is now publicly available via MDOP 2010.

In the update to the App-V Resource Kit, we are announcing two new tools for you to include in your bag of tricks.

Application Virtualization SFT View Tool

Use the SFT View Tool to provide scanners and automated tools with read-only access to .sft files. For example, you can install SFT View on App-V Management Servers to allow vulnerability scanners and file-based asset inventory tools to scan .sft files. You can also use App-V SFT View to interactively inspect .sft file contents by using any shell interface, for example, Windows Explorer or the command line.

Application Virtualization MSI Compat Transform

Unpack and use this to upgrade an .msi from 4.5 RTM or earlier packages, on the 4.6 client. We will explain more about this transform in an upcoming blog entry so watch this space.

The App-V Resource Kit is a set of free tools and resources aimed at enabling IT administrators to unlock the full potential of App-V 4.5 and 4.6. The full list of Resource Tools is listed below”

Application Virtualization Dynamic Suite Composition Tool

Use the Dynamic Suite Composition tool to edit the Open Software Descriptor (.osd) file associated with a virtual application package to create the inter-package dependencies.

Application Virtualzation Application Listing Tool

Use the Application Listing Tool to display a list of virtualized applications that are currently running.

Application Virtualization SFT Parser Tool

Use the SFT Parser Tool to extract the following information from SFT files:

  • Validation of SFT files
  • XML export of contents of SFT
  • Listing of all of the files in the SFT
  • Statistics about properties of the SFT metadata
  • Get relevant information on a file in the package
  • Ability to skip processing of file data if using functionality that requires only the metadata

Application Virtualization Client Log Parser Utility

Use the Client Log Parser utility to extract log entries from one or more application virtualization client logs.

Application Virtualization Cache Resizing Tool

Use the Cache Configuration Tool to configure settings associated with App-V client cache.

Application Virtualization SFT View Tool

Application Virtualization MSI Compat Transform