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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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Chapter 5. Troubleshooting App-V

The larger the complexity of our environment, the larger the varieties of problems that can be found in our implementation.

Troubleshooting tasks are not always straightforward activities; we have to understand that a simple error message in a pop-up window cannot be the final analysis we need to solve it. We need to understand the problem from several points of view: reviewing the errors, checking the event viewer, platform logs, or even changing the logging mode included by default.

As for any of the Microsoft platforms, App-V contains several log files—server, sequencer, and client logs—that we can use to get a deeper understanding about the exact problem we are having. These log files can be used in addition to obtaining statistical analysis of the App-V applications.

Regarding the sequencing phase, we can retrieve from log files some of the common errors that may appear in the capturing process. But, what is to be done when the sequencing process is completed...