App-V is an application virtualization and streaming solution from Microsoft.

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In what conditions are local files seen or written by an App-V application?

For some applications I have sequenced, App-V seems to do just what is needed to make the application work correctly. In other cases, however, I have found that a few files that ought to reside on ...
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How, exactly, is the override/merge mode inherited amongst nested App-V VFS folders?

There are canonical blog posts setting out how overriding and merging behaves in App-V in general. However, I have not found any conclusive documentation that sets out how inheritance of the ...
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How “Power Users” group membership affects App-V

When debugging App-V virtualized application (java one), I found that if user is a member of "Power Users" it's VFS written to folder APPV_ROOTS instead of APPV_ROOT, and this user at same time lacks ...
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App-V 5; change file after package install

I work as a student for a company that sells a proprietary software solution. My task is testing their appliation in APP-V. The client should have the availability to modify a parameter, and this ...
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Saving the State of an Application using App-V or some other type of Virtualization Technology

I have an application that I would like to be able to create "snapshots" of (sort of like you might do with a virtual machine). Basically I would like to be able to allow the user to do a bunch of ...
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Installing 32-bit Access 2007 on a Terminal Server that already has 64-bit Office 2010 installed on it?

The users at my organization connect to a Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. They use Outlook 2010 on their profiles when they log in, and for this reason 64-bit Office 2010 ...
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App-V vs VDI vs Med-V

What is the difference between App-V, VDI, and MED-V? They're all virtualization technologies of one kind or another, but how are they different?
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How to clear the settings and configurations for all Application Virtualization (App-V) applications

How can I clear the cache of all settings and configurations for all of my Application Virtualization (App-V) applications?
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How to show all published Application Virtualization (App-V) packages

How can I get a list of all the published Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) packages? I would like to see both the applications I have access to and also ones that are published but which I ...
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can symbolic links be used within App-V packages

We use the stats package SPSS through App-V however although it allows use of custom dialogs and macros, these must be placed in a sub folder within the app installation and so this means that users ...
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Blocking/Disabling App-V Package on Certain Workstations

I have an App-V package that I want to disable on a small number of computers. The reason is we are doing a comparison test between App-V and traditional installs. So the package still needs to be ...
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Can App-V be used to prevent software piracy?

I would like to deploy an expensive proprietary software to users in a Remote Desktop environment (users are only using RDP to connect to our servers). I would like to allow them to run and use the ...
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Sequencing Java 6 update 24/25 in appv

Has anyone attempted to sequence any java runtime with success? I want to run it virtualy and I thought that maybe i could use the middleware option. I was just about to test it out but I thought I ...
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Softgrid App-V Launch Failed can't connect

I've just been assigned a task of troubleshotting a softgrid setup, and since I've never worked with softgrid it's quite a steep learning curve. A customer called in and said she couldn't start her ...
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Does Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010 require an AD schema change

Does App-V 4.6 from MDOP 2010 require any AD schema changes?
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App-V Problems After SCCM 2007 SP2 Upgrade

We're running an SCCM (MS System Centre Config Manager, successor to SMS) 2007 environment and delivering a number of applications to clients virtualized using App-V 4.5.1. The App-V apps are ...