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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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Integrating App-V with VDI

As we've seen already, VDI is not a simple server we can just install in our organization to evaluate; this technology requires deep analysis before jumping into a decision to try it. Careful analysis is to be done when we decide to implement it, in order to smoothly complement our existing infrastructure.

If we have already implemented App-V 4.6 successfully in our organization, and we are evaluating VDI and its integration, the most important benefit we can take is the shared cache feature.

Shared cache and its benefits

As we already know, even when we are working with streaming servers (App-V Management Server, Streaming Server, or SCCM), the App-V client does not stream the application every time a user tries to access it; the actual streaming occurs with the App-V cache located in the client machine.

If we are using RTSP as a native protocol, the App-V client looks for an updated version of the application, and if there isn't any, the client works with the cached...