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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Effective Sequencing starts before you launch the Sequencer

I had a long discussion with one of my customers this morning about Sequencing Best Practices. As part of our conversation, I referred to the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Sequencing Guide as a great reference and the Sequencing Best Practices KB article, but then we went further. In particular, we talked about the Installation (monitoring)…

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APP-V FLASH: Content Update and Availability

Here’s a quick summary of the latest Microsoft Application Virtualization news and downloads for October, including the download for the 4.5 desktop client, case studies, new whitepapers and last but not least, a new home for SoftGrid App-V on the web.  Check out the details below: ======== MSDN: App-V for Desktops is now available on…

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John Sheehan: Inside Application Virtualization

Over on his Virtual World blog, my buddy Justin Zarb recently posted a cool video that was done by John Sheehan, the primary architect of SoftGrid (formerly the chief architect of Softricity).  The video goes into the details of how our application virtualization technology works so if you’re even the the slightest bit interested in…

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AppVirt: The List of Applications That Can Be Virtualized

Last September the esteemed Michelle Foley posted about the List of Applications That Can Be Virtualized but we keep getting a lot of questions on this so I thought it might be time for another go-round.  The information in that post is still valid today and if you’re not familiar with it stop and read…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization Hands-on Labs

Are you new to Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka SoftGrid) and looking for a quick and easy way to ramp up your skills? If so then these virtual labs are a great place to start. In as little as an hour or two you can use these to evaluate and test many of the features and…

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What happened to the SGbrowser account?

In previous releases of Application Virtualization, we required admins to specify an SGBrowser account during install of the server.  This account was used to READ Active Directory (AD) and resolve security groups on behalf of the user installing the Application Virtualization server.  In 4.5, we remove this limitation and no longer require this account since…

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SoftGrid Error: A Remoting Error Occurred. Error Code: 0000C824

We’ve seen a couple of these lately so I want to send a heads up in case you run into it: SYMPTOMS When you try to connect to the SoftGrid Management Web Service from the SoftGrid Management Console, the connection is unsuccessful. Additionally, you receive the following error message: A remoting error occurred. Make sure…

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Announcing a Couple Changes in Regards to Microsoft SoftGrid Support

Please be aware of the following changes in regards to SoftGrid on http://support.microsoft.com Customers can now submit SoftGrid cases online through Microsoft Premier Online (https://premier.microsoft.com) and the Online Assistance Support pages. The SoftGrid solution center on support.microsoft.com: http://support.microsoft.com/ph/12357 This page has been up for a while but now also has a link added to it…

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