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…


MED-V V1 Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery in MED-V v1 is a very straight-forward and seamless process. Offline access is available for those clients who have already cached their MED-V client authentications. One of the first steps in ensuring a good disaster recovery plan for this version of MED-V is to establish continuity through offline access. This will assume all…


Decommissioned or Unreachable Domains: How the App-V 4.5 Management Server handles them differently from Softgrid 4.1 Virtual Application Servers

Here is the scenario: You are leveraging an App-V Management Server that will be assigning groups from trusted domains to applications and/or provider policies. Often there are organizational changes (mergers, spin-offs, domain flattening, etc.) that will warrant domains going offline or trust removals with the current domain for which the App-V management Server belongs. How…


App-V: Intermittent DC Refresh and/or Launch Failures may be tied to Intermittent SQL Connectivity

DC Refreshes and Application Launches may fail intermittently in the case of an unstable SQL Server connection. This can happen when the threshold for connectivity to overall service connectivity to SQL has not been reached but the authentication and/or authorization of a user actually timed out on the back end connection to SQL.In essence, overall…


App-V: Arithmetic Overflow Error (0000B065) when Running System Utilization Report

Administrators can use the System Utilization Report to graph the total daily system usage. You can use this report to determine the load on your App-V Server. This report tracks the usage over time during the reporting period for the specified server or for the server group. The System Utilization Report also graphs the following…


Error when you Attempt to Delete a Package using the XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007 R2

The following issue may occur when you are using the XenApp Connector for Configuration Manager 2007. When you click to delete a package under the System Center Configuration Manager node – Site Database – Computer Management – Software Distribution – XenApp Publications, you get the following error: ConfigMgr cannot delete the specified object. Please verify…


App-V: Recommended Upgrade Preparations and Rollback procedures when upgrading from App-V Management Server 4.5 RTM or SP1 to SP2.

Before Upgrading to App-V 4.5 SP2 on the management server, it is recommended to first review the release notes for added features such as SQL mirroring support. App-V 4.5 SP2 Release Notes http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff699130.aspx Also, you can download the installation for SP2 here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25291 Pre-Upgrade Recommendations The following are recommendations for preserving information and critical data…