A C++ program compiled using a virtualized version of Visual Studio 2008 may not run if debugging is enabled

If using a virtualized instance of Visual Studio (sequenced according to the instructions at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/dd334515.aspx), when users build a C++ project in Visual Studio 2008 with debugging enabled the compiled program may not run and produce an error in the console window and/or the interface: ERROR in Visual Studio Interface: "Unable to start program ‘path_to_program\program_name.exe’."…

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Momentum Webcast: Unlock Value and Savings with Microsoft Virtualization

How can an integrated virtualization strategy that brings server, desktop, and application virtualization together provide significant benefits to your business? Join this webcast to learn about the Microsoft end-to-end virtualization strategy, which uses flexible solutions and common management tools to deliver unique value and savings. We discuss the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2…

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Released: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: August 2009

We just released the hotfix package for August 2009 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1.  This hotfix package addresses the following issues: It takes significantly longer to stream a package over the RTSPS protocol than to stream a package over the RTSP protocol. When you use TrueCrypt for…

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Supported command line options for the App-V Management Server installer

This recently came across one of our App-V email DLs here and since I didn’t see this documented anywhere I thought I’d go ahead and post it here.  Below are the command line options that the 4.5 Management Server Installer accepts: The following sample command line installs the Management Server using all the command line…

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MDOP 2009 R2: What’s New in MDOP for Windows 7

In case you missed it over on the MDOP blog, they just announced that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components except for MED-V. Server and management components will also support Windows 2008 R2.  They go on to say:…

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Sequencer UI Changes in App-V 4.6

Based on the all the feedback we’ve heard from YOU, our customers, we’ve made some major changes to the Sequencer user interface in our 4.6 release which vastly improves the sequencing experience. Here are a few things that you will notice right away: Welcome page : We now have a convenient page to get you…

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Free e-book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Microsoft Press offers complimentary book “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions“. This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and…

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A tip for troubleshooting WinSxS errors encountered when doing a package upgrade

When sequencing an application, libraries/assemblies that are normally registered and stored in the \windows\winsxs folder are instead copied into the package, and are in the same folder as the executable that uses them . For some applications, when doing a package upgrade, this can cause your setup program to fail because it’s trying to update…

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Released – Hotfix Package 4 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1: July 2009

As part of our ongoing efforts to continually improve Microsoft App-V, we recently released a hotfix package for July 2009 that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Cumulative Update 1. This hotfix package addresses the following issues: When you apply a disk quota to the profile directories of an user and when…

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