How to run Process Monitor (ProcMon) inside the App-V virtual environment

Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here. Running Process Monitor (ProcMon) to troubleshoot Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) client issues such as missing files, access denied errors or other file and registry-based issues is sometimes necessary to successfully package an application. This post details a simple method to allow you access inside the App-V virtual environment (bubble) for…

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KB: How to Enable Automatic Crash Dump Generation in Microsoft Application Virtualization

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through how to create a crash dump in Microsoft Application Virtualization should you ever need to do so as guided by a Microsoft support engineer: ===== Symptoms This article describes how to enable automatic crash dump generation for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)…

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A Complete Guide to SQL 2008 App-V Database Migration

Hi everyone, John Behneman here.  The purpose of this article is to outline the steps necessary to migrate or move a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Database from one SQL server 200X to SQL server 2008 R2. This article assumes that the App-V database name stays the same on the source and destination database servers although…

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How to remove File Type Associations on the App-V Sequencer

When using Package Accelerators with the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1 (App-V 4.6 SP1) Sequencer you end up with EXACT same package as the one used to create the Package Accelerator. In the case of Microsoft Office, you will end up with all the File Type Associations (FTA) for the latest version of…

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How to sequence the Dynamics AX 2012 client with App-V 4.6 SP1 on Windows 7/2008 R2

Hi everyone, Madelinde here.  Since the release of the Dynamics AX 2012 client, we have received a couple of issues when customers try to virtualize this new client using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Service Pack 1. Earlier versions of the AX client did sequence properly. This post describes the symptoms, the resolution and the workaround…

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How to create a sample App-V HTTP reporting service

Although you can use the App-V Management Server to gather usage information from clients, many customers have special requirements that could benefit from a customized approach. HTTP Reporting provides a simple way to create a reporting service for App-V that is customized for your business needs. The following article steps you through the process of…

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Prescriptive Guidance for Sequencing Office 2010 in App-V 4.6 SP1

Here’s a great new guide we published on how to sequence Office 2010 using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1.  I didn’t want to post the article in it’s entirety here but there’s a brief intro below as well as a link to the KB itself at the bottom.  And don’t forget – we also have…

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How to patch virtualized Office 2010 sequenced with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1

With Microsoft Office 2010 we have the Office deployment kit for the initial App-V deployment and also the activation components that are added to it. However, it is a bit different to patch the Office 2010 deployment compared to other software packages. Below I demonstrate how easy it is to update your virtualized Office 2010…

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How to sequence QuickBooks 2011 using Microsoft App-V 4.6

Hi everyone, Mark Stanfill here and today I want to talk about sequencing Intuit QuickBooks 2011.  This article describes one method to sequence Intuit QuickBooks 2011 using the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Sequencer.  This is not the only way to sequence QuickBooks 2011 but is a method that has worked for me in the…

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Creating Package Accelerators with the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 3)

Last week we published a couple posts that covered creating Package Accelerators and how to create them with the GUI interface, and today we’re going to build on that by showing you how to do the same thing using the Command Line Interface (CLI).  Package Accelerators are vehicles for sharing within the App-V community. Users…

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