A script to allow easy testing of your App-V package on any OS

Time and patience are required when creating App-V packages and testing them on various operating systems. You should always target your packages for the right operating system (OS), but testing shows that a package made for one Windows OS may run on another Windows version. This PowerShell script modifies .OSD files for you so that…


Pre-populating an App-V virtual application in the Windows 7 Taskbar

I have encountered issues where customers and users of App-V have asked me about the integration of App-V with the Windows 7 Taskbar. Windows 7 Taskbar support has been available since Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), however there are limits to its integration. In quick summary, the short answer is yes for…


The requested operation requires elevation : 2C-000002E4

If your like me and use your app-v client for everything, you may sometimes come across applications that require an elevation in privilege? I have been working up in Wolverhampton on and off with a customer (Mike Cheetham and Gul Ahmed). We have been working heavily to get a large number of very bespoke application…


Deploying Windows XP Mode

If you a large enterprise than you probably already using and testing MED-V …. however for the small operations who may well not have MDOP and have compatibility issues with applications from XP to Win7 need a solution….. Drum roll please….. welcome Windows XP Mode (so this is not too ground breaking!) But the value…


Integrating Immidio Flex Profiles Advanced with Microsoft App-V

I have been working in Amsterdam this week and assisting a number of customers! its been great fun as i have had the pleasure of Madelinde Walraven shadowing me on my adventures. Well to add to my fun week I met up with a couple of our App-V MVPs, Rodney Medina and Ment van der…


MDOP 2009 R2 for Windows 7 is now available!

Over on the MDOP blog a major announcement has just come out talking about the new MDOP 2009 R2. To read the full article go here. But here is the main announcement …… Just in time for Windows 7, today we are announcing the availability of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2! If you…


Windows 7 RTM – Its done!

Congratulations to all the engineering teams involved and to all you Beta and RC testers out there.  Read the the official post here Engineering Windows 7


How to use the new VHD features of Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

Did you think that VHD files were only for Virtualization ? In this screen cast you can see the different ways that Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 can use VHD files, this will show different ways that we can configure boot from VHD, how we can work with VHD files from the command line…


Windows XP mode for Windows 7

The announcement of Windows XP mode caused a lot of excitement, in this screen cast we have a look at how it is setup up, what users see and get an idea of what it can do. Download XP Mode for Windows 7.


TechNet Edge: Dual Boot from VHD with Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2

Want to learn how to "Boot from VHD" with the new operating systems we have coming?  How about "Dual Boot" with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ??? It’s simpler than you think.  Checkout this video and see the full background and details at http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2009/05/22/dual-boot-from-vhd-using-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx.