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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 SSL communications

To accomplish a secured environment for App-V, there are several tasks we can execute. Of course, not all of them are mandatory and will depend mainly on two factors: the policies your organization already has and assuming or not the implementation's costs on security matters.

SSL communications are based in certificates, which are in charge of validating the integrity of the information sent and received by servers and clients. In most organizations, the distribution of those certificates is in charge of a server having the role Certificate Authority (CA).

An alternative option, when we don't have a CA in place, is the use of self-signed certificates. This kind of certificate can be generated using the IIS Console. The procedure is covered in detail in my previous book Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 and is not within the scope of this book.

Certificate prerequisites

The certificate involved for communication must fulfil the common...