Month: November 2013

App-V 5.0 Resources, Tools, Blogs, and Tips

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Useful information and resources referenced in my webcast covering App-V 5.0 on Jan. 29th, 2014.

Resources and Tools

  1. App-V 5.0 Trial Guide (good start document)
  2. Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP
  3. Tim Mangan’s free tools
  4. App-V Configuration XML Editor GUI
  5. Managing App-V 5.0 with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
  6. App-V Sequencing Guide
  7. Tools to help when troubleshooting
  8. App-V error codes

Tips when virtualizing

  1. UserProgramFiles causing error 0x80070057
  2. Apps that install in a user’s directory
  3. Set security during sequencing
  4. Adding environment variables and the complications therein as the package object does not construct properly, therefore the PkgID and VerID values are not present
  5. Targeted scripting
  6. Shims with AppV
  7. Scripting and Embedded Scripting for AppV 5.0 (Dynamic Deployment and User Configuration Scripting)

Notable App-V Blogs to “follow”

  1. Microsoft App-V Team –
  2. Tim Mangan –
  3. Thamim Karim –
  4. Aaron Parker –
  5. Nicke Kallen –
  6. Falco Gräfe –
  7. Rory Monaghan –

Decision Matrix for when to virtualize

  1. As a table/graph –
  2. As a flowchart –

BDNA Microsoft Master Series Webcast – App-V 5.0!

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Registration is now available for my upcoming webcast on BDNA’s Microsoft Master Series.  For this webcast, I will cover scripting and PowerShell techniques with App-V 5.0, both when integrated with ConfigMgr 2012 and as standalone App-V infrastructure.

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages…welcome to the great show in application virtualization! During this session we hope to razzle dazzle you with stunning performances, amazing feats, and wild animals…

….Well, maybe there won’t be any wild animals. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) can be more than a mere means of delivering applications to users. Have you ever found yourself saying, “I didn’t know it could do that!”?

In this presentation, Nick will to cover a variety of the cool things that App-V 5.0 can do, such as

  • Controlling      App-V through PowerShell
  • Implementation      of additional tasks at deployment time
  • Integration      between applications

Complimentary Webinar

Date: Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
Live Presentation: 11am – 12pm PDT | 2pm – 3 pm EDT
Live Q&A with Nick: 12pm – 1 pm PDT | 3pm – 4pm EDT

About Speaker:
Nick is a 9 year, seasoned professional with all things Configuration Manager and systems management. He is a co-facilitator and presenter for the local System Center user group in Denver. Nick is an active blogger for topics related to ConfigMgr and systems management techniques and has been involved in forums for TechNet and MyITForum.

MMS 2013 Video Published

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My presentation from MMS 2013 has been available for quite some time, but I  realized that I hadn’t yet posted a link to it.

Augmenting Your Windows Management Strategy with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Task Sequences