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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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Deploying Server App-V applications

Deploying Server App-V applications has some big differences from the process we already know, basically for one specific reason—there's no streaming. The deployment of the Server App-V applications depends directly on the PowerShell Cmdlets.

There are two deployment possibilities in Server App-V:

  1. Using PowerShell: The process is quite similar to the one in the standalone mode. With the Server App-V client installed, we use Cmdlets to add the package in the same way we use SFTMIME.

  2. Using SCVMM 2012: Using this platform, we can deploy our Server App-V applications using Service templates. When we deploy a virtual machine, we can include the Server App-V application with the necessary parameters.

Let's review both of these scenarios.

Deploying Server App-V applications using PowerShell

If we are used to handling SFTMIME commands to add/remove packages, using PowerShell Cmdlets won't be much different.

Let's review the process of deploying Server App-V applications...