If you are virtualising Mozilla Firefox, you should probably consider disabling the update functionality within the browser, to ensure consistency of the virtual package. There are several items that need to be configured or removed:
This post has been sitting in my drafts since June 2009 and for whatever reason I haven’t gotten around to posting it. So rather than delete it, I’m posting it as is - apologies in advance for quality of this post
You’re probably aware of the Browser Choice screen coming to Windows users in the EU, the update that forced on users because of a company that can’t do something a bunch of volunteers have done quite admirably. This update will actually unpin Internet Explorer from the taskbar even if you’ve already made IE your default browser.
A new knowledge-base article, released on the 22nd, is available from Microsoft for sequencing Office 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit) with App-V 4.6:
Microsoft Application Virtualisation 4.6 (RTM) has been made available, which you can download from the Microsoft Download Centre, including some new and updated support tools:
You may recall from my last post on RemoteApp, that we can get RemoteApp for Hyper-V works on other platforms too. While it was straight-forward publishing applications from a Windows 7 host, the client would report this error when connecting to Windows XP and Windows Vista hosts:
Microsoft has made available a set of 11 videos on App-V. These are mainly introductory, but are still worth watching even if you’ve been working with App-V for some time.
I’m unsure if this is a bug or by design, but if you are using SFTMIME to add packages to an App-V client, you may receive the following error:
I’ve been a fan of FeedDemon for several years now and was even a paying customer of the 2.x version, so this post is a little biased – you may be able to do something similar in other feed readers.
Microsoft posted about RemoteApp for Hyper-V yesterday, which was essentially highlighting the application publishing capabilities available in Windows XP mode and Windows Virtual PC; however this particular blog post calls out the use of RemoteApp to publish applications on Windows XP and Vista guests running under Hyper-V.