The MDOP ADMX Installer delivers ADMX templates to manage policy across the enterprise for MDOP products – specifically UE-V and App-V. NOTE: Templates deployed by Group policy must be registered through UE-V WMI or PowerShell. Windows 8 apps are automatically registered. ADMX templates for MDOP Products App-V 5.0 and UE-V 2.0 allow the administrator […]
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) can make applications available to end user computers without having to install the applications directly on those computers. Part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) enables you to make applications available to end users without installing the applications directly on end user computers. App-V transforms applications into centrally managed services that are never installed and don’t conflict with other applications.
This is made possible through a process known as sequencing the application, which enables each application to run in its own self-contained virtual environment on the client computer. The sequenced applications are isolated from each other. This eliminates application conflicts, but the applications can still interact with the client computer. The App-V client is the feature that lets the end user interact with the applications after they have been published to the computer. The client manages the virtual environment in which the virtualized applications run on each computer. After the client has been installed on a computer, the applications must be made available to the computer through a process known aspublishing, which enables the end user to run the virtual applications. The publishing process copies the virtual application icons and shortcuts to the computer—typically on the Windows desktop or on the Start menu—and also copies the package definition and file type association information to the computer. Publishing also makes the application package content available to the end user’s computer.
Microsoft announced that the beta versions of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 and a new MDOP product Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) are now available for download fromMicrosoft Connect. UE-V is an enterprise-scale user state virtualization solution that delivers a user’s personal Windows experience across devices, is simple for IT to deploy, and easily integrates […]
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 enables organizations to implement application virtualization and effectively respond to the associated challenges. This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure; and now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, […]
Quick overview video on Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). In a physical environment, every application depends on its OS for a range of services, including memory allocation, device drivers, and much more. Incompatibilities between an application and its operating system can be addressed by either server virtualization or presentation virtualization; but for incompatibilities between two applications […]
Here is a overview of all the supported command line options in App-V. The table describes the Microsoft Application Virtualization (also known as App-V), command-line parameters that are available for the Microsoft App-V 4.5 Management Server. Parameter Value(s) Description OPTIN True\False Configures the MU optin. USERNAME String value that specifies the user name who is performing […]
From an App-V point of view, this deployment method is not too complicated, but there are some aspects that have the potential to cause confusion in the community and with this I hope to avoid the confusion and hopefully, one can test, play and deploy this method with confidence. In this article, we will discuss […]
Although customers can already download version 4.6 of Microsoft Application Virtualization, Microsoft is now offering for download the second major upgrade to its predecessor. Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available through the Microsoft Download Center, bringing to the table the latest updates to App-V 4.5. The main changes highlighted by […]
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for RDS helps solve application compatibility on Remote Desktop Session Hosts/Terminal Servers. App-V for RDS 4.6 now supports 64-bit operating systems. In Remote Desktop Services deployments, application conflicts can lead to silos of remote desktop session host servers. To avoid application conflicts, applications typically must undergo significant testing to determine which […]
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. […]
Here is a guide on how to publish an App-V-enabled application in a Citrix XenApp environment. To publish an App-V-enabled application in Citrix XenApp, follow these steps: Publish Sfttray.exe or publish Sftrun.exe. Publish the .OSD file. Publish the application name followed by a percent sign and then an asterisk (%*) or publish the application name […]