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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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Using Dynamic Suite Composition

Dynamic Suite Composition represents the way in which administrators can define dependencies between App-V packages and guarantee final users transparent operability between applications.

In normal operating system use, we can find several applications that are dependent on other applications. The best example is probably that of web applications interacting (from a browser, of course) constantly with Java Runtime Environment, Silverlight, and other applications, such as PDF Reader. DSC is also very suitable in any plugin scenario for other large applications such as Microsoft Office.

Dynamic Suite Composition always identifies two type of applications:

  • Primary application: This is the main application and is usually the full software product. It should be identified, as the application users execute primarily before needing a second application.

  • Secondary application: This is usually a plugin/middleware attached to the primary application. It can be streamed...