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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Problem Notification and Automated Best Practices in the App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer (Part 1)

In previous versions of the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Sequencer, there was little to no built-in guidance from the Sequencer around potential problems or following best practices. With the new Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer, automated best practices and problem notification throughout the sequencing process help ensure a higher rate of successful sequencing. In part…

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Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP

This post explains how to configure Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to both publish and stream applications using HTTP. For the purpose of this document we will be setting up a brand new Windows 2008 R2 server to offer these functions and utilize a Windows 7 App-V client. When choosing HTTP as your choice for streaming,…

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Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services white paper available for download

We are proud to announce the availability of the white paper “Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal Services.”  This white paper discusses the benefits, configurations, and considerations when planning a Terminal Services (TS) solution with Microsoft Application Virtualization for TS (App-V for TS).  Many customers want to find out the best way to configure and/or deploy…

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A new App-V Knowledge Base article is available – KB973366

As part of our efforts to help you be more successful with our products, we’ve published a new Knowledge Base article that has some recommendations for how to configure your Terminal Servers for best performance when hosting virtualized apps: KB973366 – Recommended configuration settings for Application Virtualization 4.5 Terminal Server clients Enjoy! J.C. Hornbeck |…

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TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Is Architecting the Virtual Application Infrastructure

Here’s an FYI on a cool webcast we’re hosting next week on how Microsoft is architecting their App-V infrastructure.  This one is presented by Michael Gallegos who served as the internal technical lead for Application Virtualization with Microsoft since he joined the company in 2006. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Michael spent 11 years as…

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App-V 4.5 Remote Console Configuration Guide

If you have ever tried to setup an App-V Remote Management Console or upgraded your existing 4.1 SoftGrid environment to App-V 4.5 just to have the Remote Management Console stop working this post is for you. Lately we have received a number support calls regarding this issue and discovered that we don’t have any App-V…

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