• App-V FAQ 1

    Posted on August 1, 2012 by in Application Virtualization

    The following are the most commonly asked Application virtualization questions.

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    What is App-V Sequencing The process of creating a virtualized package using App-V sequencer is known as App-V sequencing. The Microsoft Application Virtualization (or App-V) Sequencer is a component of the App-V suite used to package your applications to be deployed to systems using the App-V client. Properly sequencing applications is the key to a successful App-V implementation.


    What is VFS Sequencing

    The method of allowing an Application to install on C: drive during the monitoring phase of the sequencing is termed as VFS sequence.


    What is MNT Sequencing

    The “MNT” portion indicates that when the application was installed during the monitoring phase of Sequencing it was installed to the drive letter used as the client’s mount point.This type of sequencing method is termed as MNT sequencing.


    What is System Guard

    System Guard tracks and analyses configuration repositories and resources used by the application and intercepts the use of these resources, redirecting them to the virtualized instances of the resources.
    The Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization (App-V) Platform‘s heart is SystemGuard, a patented technology which enables applications to run without installing them locally—and without altering the client‘s operating system.
    SystemGuard eliminates common application deployment and management problems:
           1.   Application Conflicts: Almost any application will run on any client at any time.
           2.  Version Incompatibilities: Different versions of the same application will run simultaneously on the same computer.
           3.  Multi-User Access: Applications that were previously unable to run in multi-user mode and therefore could not run within Citrix
                MetaFrame or Windows    Terminal Services, will now do so and function correctly for multiple users.
           4.  Multi-Tenancy Issues: Instances of the same application using different database paths will run on the same computer at the
                same time.
           5.  Server Siloing and N-Way Regression Testing: The need for many separate server farms and time-intensive regression 
                testing for application conflicts is eliminated.


    What are the protocols supported for streaming



    Which applications can not be sequenced?  Boot time applications,drivers,certain type of services


     Can network shortcut applications be sequenced



     Can all types of services be sequenced

     NO, Services that need to start during the boot process cannot be seqeunced.


    Why application is launched more then once while sequencingin.

    This is to capture all the user profile settings and application configurations perfectly. Some application like Adobe reader needs to launch multiple times to capture all the settings it do.


    Which hardware component be updated to get better performance in sequencing process. Memory (harddisk)


    What is the difference of suite and dynamic suite. Suite is a whole package block where as dynamic suite is getting the visibility of a pre-req package via dynamic suite composition.


    What is the difference between update and active upgrade Update is similar to patching where as active upgrade is upgrading an already prepared package to a new compatible version(Eg: Uploading the packages which is developed with 4.2 version of softgrid to 4.5 version of softgrid)


    How to manage exclusion list Via adding the exclusion list in default.sprj


    Can host files be sequenced Sequencing a host file is not a best practice.


    Define the normal upgrade process Open the sprj file with open for upgrade option with the sequencer.Do the modifications and increment the release version and do save as
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