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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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Configuring and using HTTP publishing and streaming

Using HTTP protocol represents one of the best-suited scenarios for communication between App-V client and servers. HTTP protocol is a preferred method for communication between client and servers, because it is commonly used among networks and services.

As we saw in Chapter 1, Taking a Deep Dive into App-V, HTTP streaming offers the ability to use a single port for communication. RTSP protocol needs port 554 and one higher port (which is randomly used) open.


This is why, when we are setting our Management and/or Streaming Server using the RTSP native protocol, we need to use "program exceptions", in Windows Firewall, instead of "port exceptions".

The only possible way to use one port in Real Time Streaming is by using secure communications, RTSPS protocol; to be discussed later in this chapter.

Not only can we use these ports for streaming, but, with a few more steps in the configuration process, we can also publish applications and thus...