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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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Reviewing alternatives in App-V plus RDS integration

In my previous book Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, we had the chance to take a good look at the different types of integration between App-V and Remote Desktop Services (RDS), formerly known as Terminal Services.

RDS, as we have seen in this chapter, has a significant role in VDI environments, but Remote Desktop Services offers several features natively without requiring the use of VDI, and of course, using a shared cache is not the only way of integrating App-V into this kind of platform.

RDS platforms, which are largely implemented in several organizations, include the use of RemoteApp type of applications that have several similarities with App-V. In this section, we are going to examine and understand a little bit more about this.

App-V versus RemoteApp

RemoteApp programs are applications installed in a RD Session Host server; from there, we can publish them to clients, and users can access these applications...