App-V 5: On Java Virtualization Strategies

Throughout the past 15 years, from its origins in Softricity, one of App-V’s primary use cases has been addressing complex version-dependent Java run-time ecosystems. The “Application-to-Application Isolation model” of App-V – particularly using JRE runtimes as a test case – proved much success for those applications and enterprise websites that were married to a specific…

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App-V 5: The Case of the RunVirtual Collision

I've discussed running native applications within virtual environments and the many ways we can bring applications like Internet Explorer into the bubble. One of the many reasons we would need to bring IE into the virtual environment is for web applications that use different versions of Java. When you virtualize different versions of Java, the shortcuts…

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App-V 5: On Run Virtual, RDS Run Virtual, Virtualizable Extensions, and Dynamic Virtualization

Update 12/6/2014: With the release of App-V 5 Service Pack 3, there is a change that allows the RunVirtual key to be added to the user's profile (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) to affect user-targeted applications. More information on this improvement can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn858700.aspx#BKMK_runvirtual_reg_key If you think that title is a handful, it simply a summary of…

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App-V: Still More on Those Office Add-ins

As you can tell, I have been obsessed with Office Add-ins lately. Shifting gears from troubleshooting, I would like to address the different approaches to virtualizing add-ins with App-V. While the last two articles on the subject could easily be applied to both App-V 4.x and 5.x, my focus today will be specifically on App-V…

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