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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.
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide
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Using workarounds for applications with drivers

Network Monitor 3.4 is also a good example of an application that could be sequenced with a few tweaks, even if the software requires a driver to work properly.

Once we sequence the application and apply the workaround reviewed before editing the App-V Sequencer Exclusion Items, we will see our application running apparently normally; but, as soon as we try to capture it from the network, we will see the None of the network adapters are bound to the netmon driver message:

If we are working with an application and we don't know the exact driver that it is using, we can use Process Monitor again, to find the particular driver used. In this case, the network driver, used as a filter in communications, is named nm3.sys.

You can also easily find the latest driver installed by accessing C:\Windows\system32\drivers and looking for the latest files added.

In order to get this application working as virtual, we must do the following:

  1. Sequence the application...