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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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Handling App-V Sequencer exclusions

As we've seen earlier, the App-V Sequencer needs to monitor specific data and directories to capture the application installation and, in this process, it also needs to exclude several directories to avoid unnecessary data as well as computer/user data.

The App-V Sequencer installation includes the default list for Exclusion Items, which it applies every time.

Microsoft's Network Monitor 3.4 is a good example of an application that requires editing of the App-V Sequencer Exclusion Items. Normally, this application is sequenced without any issue, but as soon as we start the virtualized package, we receive the error Failed to load NPL script.

In this example, the App-V Sequencer ignored a few files that are required for the application to function properly.


We will review, in Chapter 5, Troubleshooting App-V, the normal process for finding these errors and the specific directory or files ignored by the App-V Sequencer, using Microsoft Sysinternal's Process...