Solution: Possible Side-by-Side error when sequencing Office 2010 on Windows Vista

During the sequencing process of Microsoft Office 2010 on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) using the Microsoft App-V 4.6 sequencer you may get the following error: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect   You may also receive an error similar to the following…

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Deploying Connection Groups in Microsoft App-V v5

Connection Groups group one or more App-V packages to enable member applications in these packages to interact with one another while maintaining isolation from the rest of the system. This gives sequencing engineers the flexibility to maintain packages independently and removes the redundancy of adding the same application several times onto a machine. Connection groups…


Known issues with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1

Now that App-V 4.6 SP1 is released we decided to publish a couple KB articles to give you a heads up on some issues we saw during the beta.  Most of these are just FYIs and configuration related scenarios but if you’re rolling out Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1 then you’ll probably want…

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Scripting and Embedded Scripting for AppV 5.0 (Dynamic Deployment and User Configuration Scripting)

written by Josh Davis, SDET 2 One of my early surprises at Microsoft was when I was working on a test machine doing some typical investigations. In Microsoft, it is fairly common to have a test machine provisioning solution that is custom tailored to your team’s needs and configures things in such a way that…


Sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V

Since Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 we have heard from numerous customers that they would like to deploy it using App-V. This is not feasible with the shipping products. Microsoft will be releasing updates to the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) products so that customers can use App-V to deploy Visual…

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Walking through the App-V 5.0 Beta Server Setup (Part 1)

The App-V 5.0 Beta Server is made up 3 components – Management Server, Publishing Server and the Management Database. The components are dependent but have varying requirements and actions to have them successfully deployed. The goal of this series of blog posts is to walk you through the process of deploying the App-V 5.0 Beta…


How to Sequence Visual Studio 2010 in Microsoft Application Virtualization

This article describes one method that you can use to sequence Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for use with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). The method that is described in this article is not the only possible method. Additionally, you may have to adapt the information in this article as appropriate for your particular environment. Application Name:…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 RTMs!

It is with great enthusiasm that the Microsoft Application Virtualization product team announces the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of App-V 4.5!!! App-V 4.5 represents a huge step forward for the product and is the result of many hours of hard work by all of us on the team. Our TAP customers (selected customers who work…

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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 Application Virtualization (App-V) application. You deploy the source for the application to a…

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