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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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Upgrading/editing an existing application

An important procedure we should always consider in our App-V deployment is that the application upgrade or modification in its life cycle.

There are different ways an application could need an upgrade or modification—a service pack or updated version, modification required within the options of the application, or adding a new feature/application to an existing package. For all of those options, the App-V Sequencer offers us a wizard.

The options available in the App-V Sequencer are:

  • Update application in an existing package: This is the scenario for a new update, service pack, or for modifying a particular option within the application.

  • Edit the package: This is the option we usually see, as soon as we are done with the capturing process. Here, we configure (or in this case, modify) the deployment settings, virtual environment (file system and registry), and so on.

  • Add new application: This is the option for when we need to add a new application to...