A reader e-mailed me the other day about the KEEPCURRENTSETTINGS property of the App-V 4.5 client setup and how when used on the command line, other properties are ignored. I hadn’t seen this behaviour – or so I thought until I found that my client install script was not setting the right virtual driver letter or enabling streaming from file.
If you are managing a large number of applications with App-V you may experience a crash in the Microsoft Management Console when drilling down into the Application node.
If you are deploying the App-V ADM Template to manage your App-V 4.5 clients you may need to consider the timing of deploying of Group Policy settings versus deployment of the client. The App-V ADM Template whitepaper recommends deploying the template after you have deployed the client.
Ment van der Plas posted yesterday at the SoftGridBlog about what happens when the SCCM and the App-V client co-exist. Given that the SoftGridBlog doesn’t accept comments, here’s an extended reply to Ment’s post.
This was an open discussion session where customers were able to talk directly with some of the App-V team. There were some interesting details brought up in this session including:
Well TechEd EMEA 2008 is done and I still have some notes to post from a few more noteworthy sessions, so until then here’s a few more observations about the conference:
This was a session to demo the new features in App-V 4.5, mainly aimed at those people already familiar with App-V. It was presented by Gene Ferioli, a senior program manager on the App-V team. Gene worked with the SCCM team on the App-V integration for SCCM 2007 R2.
This session was about DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Serve 2008 R2 as well as
Terminal Services Remote Desktop Services changes in Windows Server 2008 R2. The DirectAccess feature looks pretty compelling but it will take some time to get to there. However, the Remote Desktop Services stuff was actually pretty cool.
After experiencing some initial troubles with Internet access from my hotel room, I might be able to start posting some pieces from Tech∙Ed here in Barcelona. Some of these might be out of chronological order, but first up here’s a general odds and ends from my first few days here:
Microsoft posted a knowledgebase article yesterday titled: With Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 you are unable to Sequence Adobe Reader 7.x or 8.x due to NETOP FEAD Installer error. Essentially the NETOP FEAD installer is not compatible with the 4.5 Sequencer (or perhaps that’s the other way around).