App-V 5: On Background Streaming

Several years ago, I wrote an article for the App-V team blog on the Autoload feature that was first introduced in App-V 4.5: http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2009/07/28/understanding-the-autoload-feature-of-microsoft-app-v-4-5.aspx. The combinations and scenarios (not to mention, the potential network storms that could occur from post-upgrade default settings) yielded a necessary detailed explanation. The Autoload feature continues in App-V 5 in…


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…


App-V 5: On Using BranchCache vs. Multi-Range with HTTP Streaming

Like with 4.6, App-V 5 uses HTTP Streaming – however – the functionality varies depending on client configuration. Two important items to be made aware of: App-V hooks into WinHTTP and shares the Internet Settings (i.e. what Internet Explorer uses.) This makes the App-V client adhere to the underlying settings with some minor exceptions. App-V…


App-V 4.6: Configuration when Using Proxy Servers with HTTP Streaming

How App-V uses proxy settings will vary depending on configuration values. The values related to proxy configuration can be found under the HTTP subkey of the App-V networking configuration in the registry here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\ Client\Network\Http orHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\ Client\Network\Http Simply put, you can sum up the options into this simple table below: Value ForceProxyAutoDetect  SkipProxyDetection Use IE…


App-V: App-V Client Issues Streaming from App-V/IIS Server using XP with IPV6

The App-V Client (running under Windows XP) may fail to stream from App-V Server (or IIS Server) when running IPV6. You may get an error similar to the following: [08/18/2011 10:23:32:058 JGSW ERR] {tid=10CC:usr=steveth}The Application Virtualization Client could not connect to stream URL ‘http://server/content/application/package.sft’ (rc 16D1100A-0000E005, original rc 16D1100A-0000E005). [08/18/2011 10:23:32:058 PMGR ERR] {tid=10CC}Failed to…