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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By : Augusto Alvarez
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By: Augusto Alvarez

Overview of this book

Microsoft's Application Virtualization technology has been emerging as one of the main platforms in application virtualization. This is mainly because more and more organizations are thinking about application virtualization as a valid implementation; also because App-V represents probably the most attractive solution. App-V introduces a new and efficient way to improve operating systems and application life cycles in organizations. However, if we want to maximize our investment we must learn that every scenario and application differs from another, as does complexity.With Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide administrators will find detailed topics for understanding App-V components, architecture and implementation models; as well as step-by-step guidance to master App-V processes. There is also guidance on integrating App-V with other robust platforms like VDI, SCCM 2012 and even virtualizing server applications. Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide will start by giving readers the means to discover unfamiliar topics in App-V, as well as understanding App-V's architecture. By doing so, it will provide the baseline needed before shifting to advanced topics in App-V, like complex scenarios for sequencing and deploying applications. The book details scripting within App-V, as well as handling the platform using the command line; there is a complete review of troubleshooting installations, sequencing and deploying applications. Integration is another key component we will cover by introducing App-V in VDI and SCCM 2012. Server applications are not forgotten with Server App-V, using this book the reader will have a detailed understanding, with how-to steps to virtualize server applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide
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In this chapter, we had the chance to take a complete tour of the App-V components and architecture. Learning about these concepts can introduce us to an optimized new implementation and healthy operations in App-V.

We've reviewed the App-V server components and the sequenced files present in each virtual package, and we also had a good look at the App-V client modules. This last topic is not usually used by most admins, ignoring the fact that some of the most important optimization parameters are included in the client.

We understood the Global and User Data directories present on each App-V client, and how the particular application's modifications are stored within these directories, including one of the key components in the App-V client cache.

We also took a quick tour of the deployment possibilities and differentiating them to understand which possibility (or possibilities) is best suited for our organization. In order to understand most of that, it is also important to understand the App-V client and publishing interaction processes.

We had a good glimpse at the App-V platform, and reviewed some key concepts that will probably clarify a lot of topics and highlight necessary information for a healthy App-V implementation and maintenance.

In the next chapter, we are going to keep up with some advanced topics; this time by using advanced sequencing techniques in App-V.