Tags: App-V

PublishingSource with App-V 5

Aug 05, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 16 Comments - Standard

In this brief post I am going to explain the purpose of the PublishingSource registry value in App-V 5.0 and how it works. PublishingSource can be found in either of the following locations depending on whether the package has been published to the user or published globally: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\{PACKAGE GUID}\Versions\{VERSION GUID}\Catalog or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Packages\{PACKAGE GUID}\Versions\{VERSION GUID}\Catalog This […]

Planning for App-V Virtual Environments with SCCM 2012

Jun 03, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 7 Comments - Standard

When I first took a look at how SCCM manages App-V connection groups I have to say I was really impressed with the flexibility of the rule based approach of Virtual Environments. Since then App-V connection groups have developed and moved forward, most notably with the recent SP3 release. I have taken the opportunity while […]

Package Update Options: App-V 5.0 Sequencer

Apr 07, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 5 Comments - Standard

I am frequently asked about the various options available when updating a package using App-V 5.0. In this post I will clarify some of the key decision points and how they will impact the way you deliver your updated package. Control Updates within the Sequencing Process A commonly asked question is whether we should allow […]

Advanced Connection Groups – The Sanity Check

Feb 03, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 8 Comments - Standard

Since the release of App-V 5.0, connection groups have been a highly rated feature of the release, it is something that brought about a whole new level of flexibility and manageability compared to dynamic suite composition in 4.x. However connection groups have evolved overtime and there are many nuances to behaviours depending on how they […]

Issue with RequirePublishAsAdmin with SCCM 2012 and User Targeting

Jan 13, 2015 - Virtual Vibes - 0 Comments - Standard

SP3 for App-V 5.0 introduced a new feature called RequirePublishAsAdmin which allows Administrators to restrict non-admins publishing packages to themselves if they are already added to the machine. For a full run down of this feature read here, it was on this post a commenter brought up the question of whether or not this feature […]

Everything you need to know about App-V 5.0 SP3

Dec 04, 2014 - Virtual Vibes - 15 Comments - Standard

App-V 5.0 SP3 is now available on MSDN as part of MDOP 2014 R2, there are some great features that you need to check out! Here are detailed posts detailing the key features of this release: – Connection Groups 2.0 – More Manageable & More Flexible – User RunVirtual Key – Merged Roots and PVAD changes – Require […]

RequirePublishAsAdmin in App-V 5.0 SP3

Dec 04, 2014 - Virtual Vibes - 2 Comments - Standard

Right so pre SP3 for App-V 5.0, aslong as a package was added into the client cache, any user (admin or non admin) could go ahead and publish the application to themselves with a quick and easy line or PowerShell. There weren’t really many ways to negate this apart from custom ACLs on the package […]