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App-V 4.6 SP1 Hotfix 2 has been released

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The latest hotfix for App-V 4.6 SP1 has been released.  It is available for you under the Packages node > _CM > AppV > _Client

You'll see both the App-V 4.6 SP1 client package as well as the App-V 4.6 SP1 hotfix 2 package.  There is no need for hotfix 1 package, as the hotfixes for the App-V are cumulative.

To determine if you have the latest App-V client (with hotfix 2) the version number should be "4.6.1.30081".

If you have any clients with a version less than "4.6.1.00000" you will need to run the App-V 4.6 SP1 client install program first, reboot the computer, and then install hotfix 2.

NOTE:  Test in your environment.  Both installs suppress reboots.  When you push either update the computer will be need to be rebooted before the App-V client is functional again.
No kidding!?!  Can't say I'd think of looking for that one, but quite useful.

http://softwaredeployment.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/isolating-internet-explorer-within-app-v/

Following the theme of posting information I've been hoarding, here's the App-V installment.

 

What is App-V?

Information on App-V

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/default.mspx 

Application Virtualization TechCenter

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/default.aspx

Whitepapers

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/cc843994.aspx

AppV and ConfigMgr (We've done this)

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/configmgr.mspx

Sequencing

Application Virtualization Sequencer
 

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Sequencing Guide

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appvirtualization/cc843994.aspx

TechNet Virtual Labs: System Center

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb539977.aspx  look under the Application Virtualization heading and the SoftGrid heading

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ff383366.aspx#APP-V  Videos on App-V

App-V Sequencing SuperFlow

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8c4dfab6-7ef5-4188-a531-346cf9bfe7bf

App-V 4.6 SP1 Sequencer hands on lab

https://cmg.vlabcenter.com/default.aspx?moduleid=e140f46a-a564-492b-874c-955ae648b848 

 Selecting the right Sequencing Wizard for App-V 4.6 SP1

http://kirxblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/app-v-4-6-sp1-the-right-sequencing-wizard/ 

Creating a package accelerator

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/gg699511

Sequencing Recipes and help

Aaron Parker

http://delicious.com/aaronparker/AppVRecipe?page=1

http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/appvrecipes

App-V Sequencing Recipe Forum

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/prescriptiveguidance

App-V Recipe Template

http://www.kirx.org/media/files/Dokumente/App-V_Sequencing_Recipe_Template.docx

 

Testing Virtual Packages

This PowerShell script allows testing of newly sequenced App-V apps without having to specify the file:// URL in the OSD, or distributing via the App-V infrastructure or SCCM. It scans a directory and loads all XML manifests for app-v packages in that directory, overriding the default distribution URLs

http://poshcode.org/2089

"Suite-ing" Virtual Packages

Screencast on DSC (Dynamic Suiting Console):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ff423696.aspx

Here's some links to how it can be used:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ff423696 

http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2008/09/24/how-to-dynamically-suite-two-application-packages-using-app-v-4-5-and-dsc.aspx

OSD Illustrated (tells you what each piece of the OSD in App-V means, not to be confused with Operating System Deployment)

http://www.tmurgent.com/OSD_Illustrated.aspx

OSD Scripting

A very nice and thorough walkthrough of OSD scripting

http://blog.gridmetric.com/2011/10/05/osd-scripting-primer

Shims

Making Applications Compatible with Windows 7 in a Virtualized Environment

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff458340.aspx

Application Compatibility

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee461265(WS.10).aspx

Understanding Shims

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd837644(WS.10).aspx

TechNet Virtual Lab: Mitigating Application Issues Using Shims

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032373037&EventCategory=3&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Application Compatibility

Latest Content and Expert Advice

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905066.aspx

AppV ROI and RDS information

Business Insights Webcast: Application Virtualization (App-V) Enterprise Return on Investment (Level 100) (by Forrester)

 

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032453954&CountryCode=US

shortlink:  http://bit.ly/AppvROI 

 

Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services

 

http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/appv/terminalsvcs.mspx 

App-V Companion ROI Tool (from Forrester and Microsoft, see webcast above)

App-V ROI Tool.xlsm

Information on purchasing AppV for your academic unit/college

Please contact the software team with any inquires.

Hope this helps.  If you have anything you'd like to add to this post, shoot me an email and I'll update it.  If you have any questions about AppV, our experience with it, and it's benefits drop a comment and I'll get back to you.

 

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