Running SFTMIME with the LOAD switch on Windows Vista clients

If you’ve been using SoftGrid or App-V for a while then you probably already know all the cool things you can do using the SFTMIME utility.  You can load apps, delete apps, configure certain settings, and so on, but if you run SFTMIME on Windows Vista then it’s possible you may run into the following…

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Help, my package is too big!

If you sequence enough applications in either SoftGrid or MS App-V you’ll eventually run into the issue where your sequenced package is too large to be saved.  We’re limited to a 4GB file size so if you have an application that is large enough, or if you package many applications together, chances are you’ll eventually…

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MSI based virtual apps may only create Quick Launch icons for the account used to installed it

With Microsoft App-V 4.5, and with SoftGrid 4.2 along with the MSI utility, we now have the ability to create and distribute standalone virtual apps that require no server or streaming infrastructure whatsoever.  While this gives tremendous flexibility in how we deploy apps, when using it you’ll want to keep this issue in mind: ========…

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Icons remain after a user with a mandatory profile is disallowed access to an application

One of the great things about SoftGrid/App-V is that it’s so easy to shoot out apps to client machines and automatically populate the user’s desktop or Start menu with the appropriate icons, but if you’re using mandatory profiles this may not work as expected.  Steve Thomas wrote up a quick blurb on why below: ========…

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The App-V client installation may fail if there's insufficient free space on the drive for the cache

Here’s another issue we saw during the App-V 4.5 beta that you might run across when installing the client.  The resolution may seem obvious but the error can be confusing because it won’t come right out and tell you that you don’t have enough drive space: ======== Issue: When installing the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5…

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A Streaming Server may fail to restart after being stopped if clients are still connected

Here’s another issue we saw a couple times during the App-V 4.5 beta. It’s probably something that would be fairly uncommon but in case you’re having trouble restarting a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server after it’s been stopped then this would be something to look at: ======== Issue: After stopping a Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming…

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Virtualized Outlook 2007 search feature may not work as designed on Windows Vista clients

Here’s another great tip from Steve Thomas, this time concerning the search function in Outlook 2007 when streamed to Windows Vista clients: ======== Issue: When Microsoft Outlook 2007 is sequenced and streamed with Windows Vista, the search function in Outlook may not function as designed. Note: Outlook 2003 does not experience this problem Cause: This…

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Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications may generate error on first launch

Here’s another tip from Steve Thomas, esteemed 4.5 beta engineer.  This one involves a specific error you may receive when sequencing Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based applications: ======== Issue: When a virtualized Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition based application is launched for the first time, and the first time only, the following…

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Sequencing Windows Live Applications

Here are some tips on sequencing various Windows Live components that was originally written up by our very own Terry McKinney. If you have plans for sequencing any of the Windows Live apps you’ll want to read through this first: ======== This article describes the level of functionality that can be achieved when sequencing Windows…

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Sequencing Apple Safari 3.1

Here’s another one we ran across during the Microsoft App-V 4.5 beta.  If you’re having trouble sequencing the Safari browser then this one’s for you: ======== Issue: When attempting to sequence Apple Safari 3.1, the package hangs after the shortcut is launched during phase 6 (Launch Applications) in the 4.5 App-V Sequencer.  The same issue…

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