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…


KB: Launching an App-V application fails with "Unable to initialize package information (0x00000000)" error

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about a couple work arounds for an App-V issue where launching an App-V application fails with "Unable to initialize package information (0x00000000)": ===== Symptoms When launching an application virtualized with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), the application fails to start and generates the…


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…


How to Sequence the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Admin Console with Microsoft App-V

Hi everyone, Somaning Turwale here.  I recently went through sequencing the ConfigMgr 2007 admin console and thought I’d share what I learned with you here.   When trying to Sequence (virtualize) the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator’s Console, the resulting package will generate the following error and fail to run: MMC cannot initialize the snap-in…

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VAppCollector launches even if System Center Configuration Manager/App-V integration is not enabled

Here’s a great new KB article we published today. This one talks about a potential issue you might see one your App-V/ConfigMgr 2007 clients.  If you’re running these now or have plans to do so in the future you’ll probably want to give this one a read: ===== Symptoms The VAppCollector component of System Center…


How to recover from accidently enabling System Center Configuration Manager App-V integration

Update: This is now published as a Knowledge Base article here. ===== Hi everyone, Alvin Morales here.  When System Center Configuration Manager 2007/Application Virtualization (App-V) integration is enabled, System Center Configuration Manager takes over for the App-V client and runs an SFTMIME “delete” operation for all applications that are not managed by System Center Configuration…


New KB: Microsoft App-V 4.6 Applications Advertised Through Configuration Manager 2007 Fail with Error 14-00000005

I just wanted to let you know about a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where apps virtualized with Microsoft Application Virtualization and published via ConfigMgr 2007 may fail with a 00000005 error: ===== Symptoms Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 applications published through Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr…

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New KB: How to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to confirm that the Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V is installed

Symptoms The information below describes how to use System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to determine whether The Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V is installed prior to sending the Office 2010 virtual package. This is a good practice to follow because making sure the Deployment kit is installed will help you avoid licensing issues…


Troubleshooting App-V error 0A-400000C8

Yesterday I got an interesting email from a Mr. Tom Torggler regarding a Microsoft App-V issue he was experiencing when he tried to stream a package with Configuration Manager 2007.  If he set the advertisement to “Stream virtual applications from distribution point” then it would fail, but if he set the advertisement to “Download content…


App-V, Configuration Manager 2007 and user based targeting of applications

As you can see in the Whitepaper for the App-V Integration in SCCM, it’s not possible to configure SCCM 2007 for user based targeting on Terminal Servers (RDS). As a workaround to this, some customers have written logon scripts or used third party apps like Citrix or AppSense that run multiple SFTMIME instances at user…