How to troubleshoot situations where GPO settings are not applying to packages in App-V 4.5 and later

Hi, Steve Thomas here.  Back in April of 2009, J.C. Hornbeck posted a blog on the changes that 4.5 brought with regards to how group policies affect registry settings: http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2009/04/23/some-insight-into-how-softgrid-and-app-v-4-5-handle-group-policies.aspx Since the policies are no longer automatically applied to the virtual registry inside the package, additional adjustments will need to be made to packages to…

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Some insight into how SoftGrid and App-V 4.5 handle group policies

I came across an interesting nugget of information about how GPOs are applied in a SoftGrid/App-V environment so I thought I’d pass it along here just in case any of you were curious how these things worked.  The short version is that in 4.2 and earlier, policies were applied to the VReg and now in…

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New Microsoft Licensing and Support for Virtualization

This isn’t necessarily SoftGrid or App-V specific but since it’s virtualization related I figured you would want to be aware of this, especially since it involves changes to our support policy.  My own personal one line summary would be that if you’re running one of the applications mentioned in KB957006 then you’ll get the same…

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MS Application Virtualization: New Group Policy ADM template to be available with the 4.5 Release Candidate

There’s been a lot of interest in whether we are releasing a supported Group Policy Administrative (ADM) Template file with Application Virtualization 4.5. Happily, the answer is “yes”! Our ADM Template will be made available with the 4.5 Release Candidate. Our focus was on registry settings that were well suited to controlling via ADM Template/Group…

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