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)
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/7/8/F784A197-73BE-48FF-83DA-4102C05A6D44/App-V%20%205.0%20Trial%20Guide.docx
  2. Guide to configuring Microsoft App-V to both publish and stream via HTTP
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2010/12/02/guide-to-configuring-microsoft-app-v-to-both-publish-and-stream-via-http.aspx
  3. Tim Mangan’s free tools
    http://www.tmurgent.com/appv/index.php/resources/tools
  4. App-V Configuration XML Editor GUI
    http://virtualengine.co.uk/vet/ace/
  5. Managing App-V 5.0 with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/1/C0199142-8A8F-42A3-9D3F-6E807CB248F9/Managing_AppV5_with_Configuration_Manager_2012SP1.pdf
  6. App-V Sequencing Guide
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/7/8/F784A197-73BE-48FF-83DA-4102C05A6D44/App-V%205.0%20Sequencing%20Guide.docx
  7. Tools to help when troubleshooting
    http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=1247
  8. App-V error codes
    http://www.applepie.se/app-v-5-error-codes

Tips when virtualizing

  1. UserProgramFiles causing error 0x80070057
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualvibes/archive/2013/06/13/0c80070057-app-v-error-code.aspx
  2. Apps that install in a user’s directory
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2013/09/19/app-v-support-tip-look-out-for-this-issue-when-sequencing-your-apps.aspx
  3. Set security during sequencing
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/865cfc31-12ee-4ea9-b630-16c05d711f54/appv-5-sequence-package-and-set-security-to-folder?forum=mdopappv
  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
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5398078e-0956-461c-b9d6-28be15ff0965/appv-50-environment-variable
  5. Targeted scripting
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2012/12/10/scripting-and-embedded-scripting-for-appv-5-0-dynamic-deployment-and-user-configuration-scripting.aspx
  6. Shims with AppV
    http://spablog.ontrex.ch/2013/04/23/shims-and-app-v-5-0/
  7. Scripting and Embedded Scripting for AppV 5.0 (Dynamic Deployment and User Configuration Scripting)
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2012/12/10/scripting-and-embedded-scripting-for-appv-5-0-dynamic-deployment-and-user-configuration-scripting.aspx

Notable App-V Blogs to “follow”

  1. Microsoft App-V Team – http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv
  2. Tim Mangan – http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog
  3. Thamim Karim – http://virtualvibes.co.uk/
  4. Aaron Parker – http://stealthpuppy.com
  5. Nicke Kallen – http://www.applepie.se
  6. Falco Gräfe – http://kirxblog.wordpress.com
  7. Rory Monaghan – http://rorymon.com

Decision Matrix for when to virtualize

  1. As a table/graph – https://t3chn1ck.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/app-v-5-0-sequencing-decision-matrix/
  2. As a flowchart – http://rorymon.com/blog/index.php/app-v-decision-matrix-v-4-0/
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