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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 App-V command lines

Besides working with OSD scripting to scale up our applications deployment, we can use several tools provided by App-V to automate normal processes.

The possibilities regarding the command lines available are pretty much the same as we could use in the App-V client and sequencer console.

In this section of the chapter, we will have a detailed review of what we can accomplish with tools, such as, SFTMIME, SFTSequencer, and SFTTRAY.

Configuring client options with SFTMIME

Among all these tools provided by App-V, SFTMIME is the most powerful. By using this tool, we get the chance to execute all the normal processes of the App-V client that we usually would in the GUI—handle virtual applications, packages, publishing servers, and file type associations.

Since using SFTMIME provides a large set of possibilities; the verbs and parameters used will be plenty. What we need to remember is that the basic syntax of SFTMIME should be as follows:

SFTMIME verb object [parameters]