How to Install and Configure the App-V Management Server

Here’s another article written by Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho that’s over in the TechNet Wiki.  This one walks you through installing the App-V Management Server and getting it all set up for streaming: The System Center Application Virtualization Management Server provides a centralized way to deploy and manage virtual applications through Streaming for network…

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What is Microsoft Application Virtualization?

New to Microsoft App-V or just wondering what all the buzz is about?  If so then head over to the TechNet Wiki and check out the great intro written by Microsoft MVP Leandro E. Carvalho: There is a solution provided by the MDOP package called Microsoft App-V. With it we can make the application run…


Tips and tricks for troubleshooting App-V and SQL

This guide is intended to provide some general troubleshooting tips and tricks in regards to issues you might experience with App-V Management Servers 4.5 and SQL 2005/2008. When the App-V Management Server notices issues towards the SQL Datastore, in certain scenarios we can see problems such as the “Application Virtualization Management Server” Service (AppVirtServer) failing…

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Getting rid of the pop-up message: “The operation completed successfully” when running Virtualized Office 2010 under App-V

We have recently encountered an odd issue with a few customers who were deploying Office 2010 via Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and the Office Deployment kit for App-V. Whenever they would launch an application such as Excel they would receive an innocuous, yet annoying message: “The operation completed successfully.” Further investigation also revealed that this…


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…


A step-by-step SuperFlow for installing Microsoft App-V

This one actually first got published the week before last so you may already know all about it, but if not then you’ll definitely want to take a look if you’re planning on rolling out App-V any time soon.  The App-V System Deployment SuperFlow provides detailed steps to help you prepare for and deploy the…


Now available: Hotfix Package 5 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 SP1: December 2010

Earlier we announced that Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 All Languages: February 2011 was released but what if you’re still on App-V 4.5 SP1?  Don’t worry, we have you covered.  We just released a hotfix package that contains the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that is…


Upgrading the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using ESD

In order to retain the current cache and the current user settings, as well as published applications, you will need to do an in-place upgrade with the 4.6 installer. However, for Microsoft App-V version 4.6, command-line parameters cannot be used during a client upgrade and must be used only during a clean installation. It is…

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An update on sequencing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with App-V

Back in October we blogged that the decision had been made to support using App-V to deploy Visual Studio 2010.  We do not yet have an exact date for the availability of this functionality, but we do plan to make it available during the 1st half of calendar year 2011. We will keep you posted…

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Known issues and limitations when using virtualized Office 2010 applications on App-V 4.6 and App-V 4.5 SP2 clients

Just a heads up on a new App-V Knowledge Base article we published today.  If you currently run a virtualized version of Microsoft Office or plan to do so in the future then this makes a great reference: ===== Summary This article discusses known issues and limitations when using virtualized Microsoft Office 2010 applications on…

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