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Specifying Working Directories with App-V 5.0

May 22, 2013 - Virtual Vibes - 4 Comments - Standard

5 Years 6 Months 2 Weeks and 1 Day ago my mate Justin Zarb wrote a brilliant blog post on Specifying a Working Directory in App-V 4.x and how we can use the .OSD to achieve this. Well here I am a good while later, posting about how we do the same thing in App-V […]

Permissions in the PVAD and VFS with App-V 5.0

May 22, 2013 - Virtual Vibes - 43 Comments - Standard

Following on from my post called Understanding the PVAD where we talked about how things work in the absence of the Q: mount drive we had in previous versions of App-V, I want to share with you some insights into how permissions work on both the PVAD and VFS for both admin and non-admin users. […]

Understanding the PVAD

May 22, 2013 - Virtual Vibes - 4 Comments - Standard

The Primary Virtual Application Directory, more efficiently called the PVAD has been a topic of much discussion ever since the advent of App-V 5.0. I guess although we complained about the Q: mount drive we had in App-V 4.6 it did make things really easy to understand. The PVAD is an altogether more mysterious animal. […]

RunVirtual End to End

May 09, 2013 - Virtual Vibes - 19 Comments - Standard

There have been some great posts flying around talking about the RunVirtual feature in App-V 5.0 over the last few weeks and months, both from some of the guys here at Microsoft and our MVPs. So I thought I’d break it down in true VirtualVibes fashion as an end-to-end step by step! RunVirtual is a […]

Sequencing a Shortcut in App-V 4.6 – Local and Virtual Interaction

May 01, 2013 - Virtual Vibes - 0 Comments - Standard

Sequencing a shortcut is a commonly used method in App-V 4.x to get virtual packages to interact with something local. Especially when the local element is the parent in the relationship. For example local Internet Explorer and virtualised Adobe Flash Player or local Microsoft Office and virtualised plugins. The first thing to do on your […]