TMEdit for App-V – What and Why

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jul 10, 2018 10:18:16 AM

Today I am pleased to announce the release of a new tool for your application wrangling arsenal – TMEdit.

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Topics: App-V, MSIX, TMEdit

Is MSIX the future for App-V?

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jun 12, 2018 10:33:23 AM

At the Windows Developer Conference this March, Microsoft announced MSIX as their latest idea of the future for application delivery.  This followed with more details released at the Microsoft Build Conference in May. I applaud these efforts by Microsoft; they follow the call I made last year for the development of a new standard application format that meets both the needs of the developers and of IT Professionals that deal with them. In this post, I’ll explain what I know about MSIX, both the good and the less then perfect, and what I am looking for to determine if MSIX will be the true successor to App-V.

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Topics: App-V, Microsoft, Windows, Application Delivery, MSIX, Package Support Framework (PSF)

Using App-V for Legacy TLS

Posted by Rory Monaghan on May 29, 2018 1:26:28 PM

This post is titled 'Using App-V for Legacy TLS' but could be applied for various different Internet Explorer settings. I picked TLS because I was speaking with a former colleague who was approached by his management about needing to disable legacy versions of TLS right away, he was concerned that various web apps required it and they didn't have any workaround for those to continue to function.

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Topics: App-V, GPO, TLS

Why we use Microsoft App-V

Posted by Tim Mangan on May 10, 2018 12:01:24 PM

It seems strange that I’ve never written this article before.  I haven’t needed to.  But we need to be reminded now and then.

Those of us using App-V, which includes most of the largest, and best run, enterprises around the world, do so because it is the easiest way to customize, prepare, and deliver applications to internal users. That’s pretty much it.  Oh, there are a bunch of things we can talk about that go into that, but it really comes down to that statement.

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Topics: App-V

Say goodbye to CReg?

Posted by Tim Mangan on Feb 20, 2018 10:53:16 AM

Two  days ago about I wrote about CReg/Vreg because I anticipated the fix coming in March’s OS rollup.  So surprise!  The following day we get fixes a month early.

The totality of information coming from Microsoft about the changes are included in the KB article for the February rollup for Windows 10 1709: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4074588/windows-10-update-kb4074588. These fixes are distributed as part of the general OS non-security patches for the OS.

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Topics: App-V, Windows 10

Application Virtualization Smackdown Evolved

Posted by Rory Monaghan on Jan 23, 2018 12:14:07 PM

Some of you may have noticed we finished out the year 2017 without a release of the Application Virtualization Smackdown. This was intentional as we re-imagined the Smackdown.

We added CloudHouse to the Feature Matrix. We also added Thamim Karim and Kris Smith to our AppVirt Guru team. As the team has expanded, we found it the perfect time to rebrand AppVirt Guru too, giving the site a slicker layout.

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Topics: App-V, cloud, virtualization, Citrix XenApp, storage, hyper converged, datacenter management

Announcing PassiveInstall

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 3, 2018 11:42:34 AM

A PowerShell Automation Framework for Application Packaging with Passive/Silent Installations.

Today I am releasing another free tool for the community, called PassiveInstall, plus a free online training course for it (see bottom of this article for a link to the training).  A PowerShell module intended for use by anyone wanting to create customized automated installations of vendor applications without MSI repackaging, it will be especially useful to those doing Microsoft App-V Sequencing due to the automation support in my AppV_Manage tool that generates PowerShell scripts utilizing the PassiveInstall modules.

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Topics: App-V, Powershell, PassiveInstall, SilentInstall

The case of 100% Delivery via App-V

Posted by Tim Mangan on Jan 3, 2018 11:34:52 AM

While I will admit that I thought about this possibility, I never would have written about it unless I found a customer actually doing this.

I met them in a recent training class, and here is their story.

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Topics: Citrix, App-V, Microsoft, Application Layering

Top 5 FSLogix Blogs of 2017

Posted by Brandon Lee on Dec 19, 2017 12:53:49 PM

With 2017 almost in the books, and many of us ready to spend the holidays with friends and family, what better time to reflect back on the Top 5 FSLogix Blogs of 2017. FSLogix would like to extend a special thanks to all of the industry experts that have contributed to the FSLogix Blog space. So without further ado, here are the Top 5 FSLogix Blogs of 2017:

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Topics: App-V, XenDesktop, XenApp, Azure, Office 365, OneDrive for Business, Outlook Search, FSLogix Blog

Sequencing AutoCad 2016/2017

Posted by Tim Mangan on Nov 21, 2017 11:32:45 AM

My general recipe for sequencing AutoCAD 2015 is found in this post from a couple of years ago: http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2268

Today, Patrick Mangan reminded me that he had to modify that recipe to handle AutoCAD 2016 and 2017.

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Topics: App-V, Sequencing, AutoCad

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