A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS

Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies .OSD files for you so that…

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Pre-populating an App-V virtual application in the Windows 7 Taskbar

I have encountered issues where customers and users of App-V have asked me about the integration of App-V with the Windows 7 Taskbar. Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick summary, the short answer is yes for…

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Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS?

This question has come up numerous times: Do I need to re-sequence my applications when I move to a new OS? There have been multiple statements published and circulated about this topic and the real answer is “it depends!”  What’s really important is that you test your existing virtual applications on the new operating system…

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New App-V KB Article: KB976248 – Error message when you upgrade an Application Virtualization client from Windows Vista to Windows 7: "Program Compatibility Report"

When you upgrade a Microsoft Application Virtualization (also known as App-V) client from Windows Vista to Windows 7, you receive the following error message: Program Compatibility Report The program is blocked due to compatibility issues. Report the problem to see if a solution is available. Windows will automatically display a website with more information about…

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MDOP 2009 R2: What’s New in MDOP for Windows 7

In case you missed it over on the MDOP blog, they just announced that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2 will be released in late October 2009 and will add Windows 7 support for all components except for MED-V. Server and management components will also support Windows 2008 R2.  They go on to say:…

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