RemoteApp in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services finally allows you to do what some 3rd party solutions have been doing for years – delivering published applications directly to the user’s Start Menu. The bad news is that this feature requires Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but your migrations plans are well underway right?
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If you have successfully virtualised an application, imported the package into the Management Server but you are having issues publishing the package, streaming the application or getting it to launch, the first place to start is the the App-V client log.
If you have decided on streaming your App-V packages to client machines (rather than deploying via Windows Installer or SCCM), you will most certainly need to control where clients stream packages from. This, of course, would be the source closest to the client computer.
Consider the following scenario - I have created a Microsoft Office package with App-V that includes the base Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). In addition to these I have also included Project and Visio. So I have a single App-V package that includes all of the Office applications – the base set of applications plus a couple of additional applications that I want to provide to a subset of users.
Even in the absence of an App-V SDK, the 3rd party tools available for App-V are wide and varied. Here’s what I hope is a complete list. If I missed anything out, please let me know.