Fix: Applications virtualized with Microsoft App-V disappear after enabling drive encryption

Here’s another quick tip on an issue you might run into where an application virtualized with Microsoft App-V may disappear and no longer become streamable after enabling drive encryption on App-V clients. This is due to the drive encryption locking the associated OSD files.  If this happens and if the OSD files are not available…

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Fix: "Outlook experienced a serious problem" error when virtualized with Microsoft App-V

Just a quick tip on an issue you might run into when running Outlook 2007 locally and Outlook 2010 virtualized on the same machine.  When you have a scenario like this, upon the first launch of virtualized Outlook 2010 you might receive the following error message: Outlook experienced a serious problem with the Microsoft outlook…

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Is Desktop Virtualization in Your Future? Hint: If you’re thinking about Windows 7, it should be

Just in case you missed it, our very own Karri Alexion-Tiernan recently posted a great article that goes through the trends, the advantages and the opportunities of integrating Desktop Virtualization into your Windows 7 plans over on the Windows Team Blog.  According to Karri, studies indicate that virtualization is the #1 technology priority in 2010. …

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Pre-populating an App-V virtual application in the Windows 7 Taskbar

I have encountered issues where customers and users of App-V have asked me about the integration of App-V with the Windows 7 Taskbar. Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick summary, the short answer is yes for…

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