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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've made a large review of pretty much all the possibilities and variables we have to troubleshoot App-V problems.

When we discussed App-V implementations, we saw, regarding installation and implementations, that the App-V management server has several variables that could require some troubleshooting and analysis in order to complete the implementation.

The App-V management server contains a complex architecture (database, web service, management console, Active Directory, and so on) with several pre-requisites and post-installation tasks that must be completed, in order to get a proper functionality. The App-V client on the other hand, to complete its installation, does not offer us much complexity.

The real work regarding the App-V client resides in the application's delivery and usage. When the client retrieves the application from the streaming or management server, there are several aspects of the environment that must be in place for the process to complete...