App-V 5: On the App-V 5 Virtual Registry

I have been meaning to follow-up my previous discussions of the App-V registry staging subsystem with an article on the virtual registry in App-V 5. I will admit I am a little late to the follow up, however, as they say “better late than never.” In previous article I discussed registry staging and its effect…


Recommendations for Ignite 2015

Better Dynamic Application Delivery through UE-V & App-V: Aaron Ruckman and myself will be discussing recent and forthcoming innovations with App-V and UE-V as well as some general recommendations including some you may have never heard of before. http://meme.ms/d5cdr3p App-V 5.0 SP3: Advanced Connection Groups: Briton Zircher and the Virtual Vibe Guy Thamim Karim will…


On Office with App-V: Planning for a Virtual Office Deployment

Microsoft Office: A flagship product suite ubiquitous within the enterprise. The average enterprise IT environment runs multiple versions of Office not only as a suite of applications for the average information worker, but also as a platform for custom and mission critical LOB applications and workflows. As Office continues to grow or evolve, the question…


App-V 5: Further into COM and Dynamic Virtualization

It has been addressed to me by the MVP community that more clarification is needed with regards to the architecture of how App-V 5 implements COM and how that may now differ as a result of the changes in Service Pack 2. The differences are simplified to the difference between the standard COM virtualization subsystem…


App-V 5: On the LocationProvider and the IgnoreLocationProvider Feature

In a previous blog entry, (http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2014/12/10/app-v-5-on-the-packagesourceroot.aspx) I discussed the PackageSourceRoot override and how it can be used to control source content locations for packages. There is another option for overriding source content locations for App-V packages: the LocationProvider registry value located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Streaming. This registry value is not designed to be changed or adjusted manually….


Free Office 2013 App-V Deployment Training now Available on Microsoft Virtual Academy

This week, we have released more guidance on deploying Office 2013 with App-V 5.0 through MVA. In this 4 module course, I discuss licensing, planning, package Creation, deployment, and caveats when delivering Office 2013 through App-V 5. The full course content can be found here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/deploying-office-2013-with-app-v If you want to bypass the course and just…


App-V 5: On the PackageSourceRoot

One way App-V client administrators are able to centrally control and override content streaming locations has been through a client-based content-path override. In App-V 5, this is called the PackageSourceRoot configuration item. The PackageSourceRoot configuration item is used to override the Package URL of the individual package retrieved from the publishing server. Otherwise, the package…


MDOP 2014 R2 is now Available!

The latest version of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack has been released! This release includes UE-V 2.1 plus App-V 5.0 SP3! For UE-V, this includes some significant addition of features including: Credential Roaming Support Improved Office 2013 integration (especially email signatures) Support for cloud-based storage paths!? For App-V 5.0 SP3, we have fixed several issues…


On Troubleshooting HTTP Streaming

In App-V stream-to-disk scenarios where HTTP will be used as the streaming protocol, having some architectural knowledge under your belt will help you in troubleshooting adjustments or failures when attempting to stream or launch applications. Performance and Priority There are three types of requests. Each stream will be assigned a priority based upon the type…