Overcoming WMI Deployment Conflicts in Microsoft Server App-V

Introduction You have just gone through the process of sequencing a package, you go to deploy it in your test environment and you get an error message that says “The operation could not be completed successfully because a WMI class or provider in the package is already registered on the machine.” What do we do…

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Accessing Virtual Application Resources

Applications consist of a set of resources (e.g. files, registry values, services, web sites, WMI providers, etc.) that work together to deliver product functionality. When one of these resources is not configured or functioning properly, the application may fail to operate and require an administrator to troubleshoot and correct the problem. Virtualization can hide or…

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Video Walkthrough of Sequencing and Deploying Pet Shop 4.0

A lot of people are new to the packaging process using the Server Application Virtualization Sequencer. As such, we’re providing two videos on how to sequence and deploy Pet Shop 4.0. These videos will give you a good idea on how to use the Server App-V Sequencer to create a virtual application package and then…

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Deployment Configuration Items – It’s all about customization

In Server App-V, we wanted to provide a way to make your virtual packages customizable for you; a number of settings you can create based on your needs. In the next few moments, you will be introduced to deployment configuration items, a very unique feature of Server App-V that makes your deployment scenarios flexible. Chapter…

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How to Manage Virtual Applications Using the Server App-V Agent Cmdlets

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 has everything you need to manage your Server App-V packages. You can add Server App-V packages to the VMM library, create application profiles, and deploy packages to your VMs by using SCVMM’s user interface. SCVMM is perfect for your production environments. However, you may want to use…

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The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but…

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Sequencing PetShop 4

  As a follow up to Emre’s article on how to create packages using the Server App-V Sequencer, we are providing step by step instructions on how to sequence and deploy PetShop 4. This is especially useful if you are new to the whole concept of virtualization and specifically Server App-V and we hope you…

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Creating Virtual Application Packages with Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Sequencer

Server App-V’s very own Emre Kanlikilicer recently posted a great introductory article on creating packages using the Server App-V Sequencer: Microsoft SCVMM 2012 can manage Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) packages. In this blog post, we are going to explain what a Server App-V package means and how we can create Server App-V packages…

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Isolation and State Separation

Isolation and State Separation are two very important concepts in the world of application virtualization, but we throw those terms around a lot without really explaining what we mean by them. I’m going to attempt to explain what those concepts mean to us and the roles they play with application virtualization. I will dive pretty…

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What types of applications should I virtualize with Server Application Virtualization?

Server App-V, a core feature of SCVMM 2012, was created with one purpose in mind: making deployment and management of datacenter applications dramatically simpler. Server App-V provides a predictable, repeatable and consistent deployment/management experience. Take your application, create an image of it using the Server App-V Sequencer, copy the image to your target machine and…

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