The new App-V AutoSequencer

Posted by Tim Mangan on Apr 10, 2017 12:45:43 PM

Microsoft this week announced some changes in App-V 5 associated with the release of Windows 1703 “Creators Update”. While there is a minor client change to support cleaning up unpublished packages documented here, the real news comes when we see the updated Sequencer, which is the subject of this post.

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Topics: App-V, Powershell, Windows 10

App-V 5.1 Lifecycle

Posted by Tim Mangan on Mar 27, 2017 12:06:49 PM

Sebasitan, the German Microsoft Escalation Engineer we often get new news from about App-V, recently blogged about the dates for the lifecycles for App-V 5.1.  Before people get upset, let’s make sure you understand what this means.

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Topics: App-V, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, App-V 5.2

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Enterprise Application Management

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Feb 7, 2017 9:54:46 AM

I'm usually not one for posting blogs on [rorymon.com] in reaction to public announcements BUT I’ll make an exception for a couple that occurred in the first two weeks of this year. First, on the 2nd of January, Symantec put out a release to state that their Workspace Virtualization product is now End Of Life. Second is the announcement out of Citrix Summit that Citrix acquired Unidesk. These announcements warrant a post in my opinion because to me it highlights a major shift in the application virtualization and application delivery space.

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Topics: VDI, Citrix, App-V, Application Virtualization, Application Layering, Unidesk

How I sequence Java in App-V

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 17, 2017 9:37:41 AM

 

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Topics: App-V, java

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Posted by Tim Mangan on Dec 16, 2016 12:13:19 PM

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone this about App-V.  Just because you didn’t hear any sound does not mean that there wasn’t a lot a noise involved.  In the last year, Microsoft has made two incredibly big moves with its App-V product, and you probably didn’t hear much about it. What happened? First, Microsoft has effectively stopped charging you for App-V.  Second, they are now bundling it into the appropriate operating systems directly.

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Topics: RDS, App-V, Windows 10, Server 2016

2016 EUC Industry Top Blogs on FSLogix

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 12, 2016 10:35:02 AM

As the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun!" I don't know about you all, but time sure has flown by here at FSLogix! With 2017 just around the bend, what better time is there to reflect on what has transpired within our industry over the past year?

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Topics: Citrix, App-V, cloud, IoT, Office 365, FSLogix Office 365 Container, IoT Security

My App-V 5.x Sequencing Guide

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Oct 12, 2016 11:44:06 AM

Tim Mangan recently posted a great blog series to help you get started with App-V 5.x, one of these posts covers sequencing: http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2501. He covers theory, tools and his own practices. Check that post out! I created this document a couple of months ago for the organization I’m working for, so I figured I’d also share my own!

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Topics: App-V, App-V Sequencing

App-V Recipes on GitHub

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Oct 11, 2016 9:23:33 AM

Hi All,

If you work with App-V, you are almost certainly aware of the great list of community recipes created by Aaron Parker, if you are not, you have been missing out! In February of 2016, Aaron decided to close his account on Delicious due to them showing unsolicited ads, which in effect has ended the upkeep of this list. I reached out to Aaron and with his blessing, I decided to go through the list of recipes, sanitize them and move them to a new platform.

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Topics: App-V, App-V Recipes, Aaron Parker, GitHub

To Manage or not to Manage?

Posted by Tim Mangan on Aug 24, 2016 11:25:53 AM

NOTE: This post is part of a series. You might want to start at the beginning:

  1. “I’m new to App-V so how do I get started?”
  2. What is App-V and how does it work?
  3. How do I get App-V?
  4. Getting Started with Sequencing
  5. To Manage or not to Manage

To distribute App-V packages, you have a variety of options. I have saved this for last because people tend to make this decision too early in their learning process.

For most customers, a single option from below will meet all of there needs. Some may choose multiple options for the different client scenarios present. A flow chart to walk you through options is included in the What Would Tim Do tool. The information below is just an introduction to your options. You will likely need to perform a Proof Of Concept to evaluate and learn all of the specific dirty little secrets required for a successful deployment.

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Topics: App-V

Getting Started with Sequencing

Posted by Tim Mangan on Aug 23, 2016 8:53:42 AM

NOTE: This post is part of a series. You might want to start at the beginning:

  1. “I’m new to App-V so how do I get started?”
  2. What is App-V and how does it work?
  3. How do I get App-V?
  4. Getting Started with Sequencing (This post)
  5. To Manage or not to Manage

What to Sequencing On

The App-V Sequencer is used on very clean OS images. The less that is on the image the better. I prefer just the OS and Service packs. Hotfixes are usually OK, but don’t usually matter given how you use this OS. We usually sequence on a virtual machine that we can create a snapshot/checkpoint, allowing us to revert back to a known state before sequencing an app. Here is a blog post I previously wrote documenting my lab sequencer build.

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Topics: App-V, AppV Sequencing

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