How to Prepare for a Migration to App-V 5.0

This is the first post in a series of posts around migration of App-V from 4.x to 5.0. Introduction Since App-V 5.0 was announced in November last year, it has garnered lots of excitement from customers. In order to provide those benefits, App-V was designed from ground up to provide the foundation upon which we could…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Integration

written by – Ozge Yavuz, SDE Introduction App-V 5.0 “isolates” virtual applications from the operating system and other processes. This is done by hiding the application resources from everything else. One can imagine this as running the virtual application in a bubble that isolates the application from the outside world. Integration, on the other hand,…


App-V 5.0 Client PowerShell Deep Dive

written by – Robert Doverspike, Software Development Engineer PowerShell allows system admins to perform a vast array of tasks, all while leveraging the support of .NET’s extensive libraries. Microsoft Application Virtualization has added PowerShell cmdlet support to its 5.0 release, giving system administrators a powerful tool for interfacing with the App-V 5.0 client. This article…


Connection Groups Internals (App-V 5.0)

written by – Yash Harsha Kumar (SDET) Introduction Connection Groups group one or more APP-V packages to enable member applications in these packages to interact with one another while maintaining isolation from the rest of the system. This gives sequencing engineers the flexibility to maintain packages independently and removes the redundancy of adding the same…


Introducing Microsoft Office 2013 Preview App-V package

As some of you already know, we shipped the Microsoft Office 2013 Preview App-V package with our App-V 5.0 Beta 2 release in July 2012. We believe that this is a HUGE win for our customers. Over the years, we have received tremendous feedback from our customers regarding better and deeper integration with Microsoft Office….


KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) application. You deploy the source for the application to a…

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KB: How to sequence the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Admin Console using Microsoft App-V

Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published today. This one shows you how to sequence (virtualize) the ConfigMgr admin console in App-V. ===== Symptoms When trying to Sequence (virtualize) the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) administrator’s console, the resulting package will generate the following error and fail to run: MMC cannot initialize the…

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HOTFIX: OSD tasks stop responding in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published recently. This one is a hotfix for an issue where a ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 task to install a virtual application that is located on an App-V distribution point that has streaming enabled hangs (stops responding): ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario. You create an operating system deployment…

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Fix: Error Code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console

Here’s a new KB article we published today. This one tells you how to fix an issue where error code 0000C800 is generated when connecting to the App-V Management Console: ===== Symptoms When connecting to the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V or SoftGrid) Management Web Service from the App-V Management Console, you receive the following error…

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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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