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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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Chapter 3. Deploying Applications in Complex Environments

Complex scenarios can be defined by many things in the environment—adjusting communication ports for application delivery, handling particular applications, adapting company policies to the implementation, securing the environment, and so on. In this chapter, we'll be focusing on providing the necessary guidelines to adapt to each environment.

Other complexities we usually find are those related to the communication ports used by servers and clients, even when the environment requires no server interaction. App-V provides the necessary variety for us to adopt and handle these complications in a simple manner, using HTTP/S or SMB streaming, or even in the standalone scenarios.

Understanding and executing complex techniques to capture applications represents only half of the entire process of getting an application streamed down by clients; the publication and streaming process can get a little bit tricky.

Depending on the environment...