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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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In this chapter, we covered the particular scenarios in which we need to customize our deployment methods without using the native Full Infrastructure model.

We've covered how to configure a streaming server using the HTTP protocol, which is highly necessary in several implementations, mainly because using a common protocol, such as port 80, facilitates communication between networks. We also had the chance to review an important matter, how to configure HTTP publishing in addition to streaming.

Standalone scenarios are also very common in App-V, which can be configured to stream applications located locally on each computer or to stream them from a file server. The main benefit of any of these two is that the implementation cost is really low since it does not require any server.

Securing communications is also covered in this chapter. We also covered configuring RTSPS and HTTPS communications, not only for a Management Server but also for streaming servers (Web or native App-V).