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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 Providers Policies in App-V

One important aspect in the App-V deployment scenarios is based on how we can enforce security and legal compliance across our virtual applications. App-V includes the possibility of using Providers Policies and licenses in our environment.

In this section, we are going to take a good look at understanding this feature as well as configuring and applying Providers Policies in our environment, forcing licenses to achieve the mentioned compliances.

Understanding Providers Policies and licenses

Providers Policies is a feature, included in the App-V Management Server, from which administrators can set rules for the users that connect to the environment for retrieving applications.

Using Providers Policies, we can basically set certain conditions to be fulfilled for the client connecting to the server, and if these conditions are not in place for a particular user, the application becomes unavailable. One important aspect of these conditions available is the applications...