Recent App-V Case Studies

Internally, I was recently asked if I had any examples of recent App-V Case Studies that other potential App-V customers could view. Many case studies have previously been mentioned on the legacy App-V team blog but those were for older versions of the product. Many of our customers are looking to find examples of App-V…


Resolving the App-V 4 - SQL Server 2008 R2 Supportability Conundrum

Over the past 6 months, I’ve had quite few customers coming to me with concerns regarding what they see as a potential supportability gap for legacy App-V 4 infrastructures. Their main concern lies with the fact that App-V 4.6 SP3 remains in support through July 2020 while SQL Server 2008 R2 (the latest version it…

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On Debugging Virtual Applications Part 4: The Case of the Missing Dump

I’ve been blogging lately (well . . . not exactly lately) about debugging virtual applications that misbehave – whether by hanging, crashing, or spewing some strange error message. In discussing the use of tools, one question I often get is the relationship of attaching the debuggers to the virtual application inside or outside the virtual…

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On Debugging Virtual Applications: Part 3 - Situations where a Debugger is most needed for Virtual Applications

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I’ve covered some of the basic fundamentals of the concept of debugging compiled software code which, for the most part, has been a black box for many working with virtual applications. In part 3, I would like to now move the discussion towards those situations that warrant…

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On Debugging Virtual Applications: Part 2: Types and Modes

Productive virtual application debugging requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals of debugging compiled software code. For this part of my series on debugging virtual applications, I will be focusing exclusively on these fundamentals. If you are already familiar with these concepts, please allow me to quickly recap these to those readers which may be…

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On Debugging Virtual Applications: Part 1: Overview (or Let’s Start at the Beginning)

For many application packagers, virtual application sequencers, and general IT pros, the concept of actual “debugging” can take on many meanings. Often the words “troubleshooting” and “debugging” are interspersed – especially when reading articles and blogs dealing with the topic of trying to dissect what may be occurring when a virtual application is not functioning…

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App-V: On Current Recommended Practices and how they Evolve . . . (a.k.a. - about that PVAD)

This morning, I was on a joint webinar with Flexera (http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/AR-WBNR-Microsoft-AppV-Best-Practices) on App-V best practices and I reminded many on the call why I always prefer to use the term "current recommended practices" as opposed to "best practices." Today I explained that I know longer insist on avoiding the use of the PVAD (Primary Virtual…

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App-V: Current Recommended Practices for using App-V with Azure RemoteApp

In recent blogs posts, I’ve been discussing the topics of how to leverage App-V for software delivery and management to custom Azure RemoteApp images joined to a hybrid collection. I’ve discussed what is supported and demonstrated a few walk-throughs regarding image setup and targeting. While there are many particular variances for each facet of configuration,…

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App-V: On Targeting Azure RemoteApp Images with the App-V Management & Publishing Server

There are two types of Collections with Azure RemoteApp: A Cloud Collection and a Hybrid Collection. App-V requires that the client must exist on domain-joined machines in order to be supported. Azure RemoteApp Custom Images can be part of a Hybrid RemoteApp collection where the images are joined to the local domain. This now entails…

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App-V: More on App-V with Azure RemoteApp

Last April, we gave a little bit of information on the limited use of App-V applications with Azure RemoteApp (http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2015/04/29/app-v-on-app-v-applications-hosted-in-azure-remoteapp.aspx.) This piqued the curiosity of many and over the past several months, we have been validating several scenarios involving the integration of App-V with Azure RemoteApp images within hybrid collections.  As you might have heard,…

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