Book Image

Microsoft Application Virtualization Advanced Guide

By : Augusto Alvarez
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Troubleshooting applications delivery

In this section, we are going to review the common errors that appear when handling App-V client connections to the streaming management server, or in the standalone scenario.

Again, to understand where we should start troubleshooting, we must understand the components intervening in the App-V client architecture:

A quick look at the components at work here:

  • Sftlist.exe: Represents the App-V client service

  • Sftdcc.exe: In charge of publications refreshes

  • Sfttray.exe: Handles the notification pop-ups; is placed in the system tray

  • Sftvsa.exe: In charge of handling the virtual services included by virtual applications

  • System guard: The isolated environment for the virtual application

  • Transport: Communicating channel to stream down the application into the client

Reviewing App-V client log files

Besides the Event Viewer possibilities to monitor and troubleshoot problems with the App-V client components, the component includes a set of logs to be used:

  • App-V client log...