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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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Implementing SCCM and App-V integration

Finally, after reviewing all the benefits, requirements, and considerations about the integration, it is time to get our hands into the SCCM 2012 and App-V integration.

As mentioned earlier, the scope of this chapter will not focus on understanding how to use the System Center Configuration Manager platform, but we'll take a closer look at the basic operations tasks, such as handling SCCM client installations.

In this section, we are going to review the following topics and step-by-step procedures:

  • Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012

  • Distributing the App-V Client with SCCM 2012

  • Using virtual applications in SCCM

  • Creating virtual applications

  • Deploying virtual applications

Installing SCCM 2012

This section will consist of an overview of SCCM 2012 installation using the Release Candidate bits of SCCM.

SCCM 2012 requirements

Configuration Manager is a robust platform and must be analyzed and sized carefully in every environment. In this example,...