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An anatomy of one %SFT_ALLUSERS_DIR% variable…

03.11.2011

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I recently got the inquiry about the way AVE displays certain App-V variable, %SFT_ALLUSERS_DIR%. Since there’s more than meets the eye behind this variable, I thought to write up about it..

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What everyone and their mother should know about VFS in App-V, pt. 1 – Fundaments of Virtual File System

25.10.2011

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In this new “mini-series” I will take a close look into a Virtual Filesystem (VFS) feature found in App-V, and some of the things that I feel should be understood by everyone doing VFS sequences and especially when trying to troubleshoot them.

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App-V OSD scripting with Application Virtualization Explorer, pt. 3 – we do it for you!

19.10.2011

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In this final part of the series we take a look at something that we call application configuration scripts, which can be utilized for common tasks needed with virtual applications.

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How fast are the updates to App-V package with AVE? Fast!

14.10.2011

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It so happened a while ago that I was on consulting day for a customer and we needed to make smallish update to an existing App-V package I originally did with Sequencer (because AVE does not currently have a monitoring functionality nor package creation from scratch). This update was only about adding a bunch of files to the sequence (some additional data/definition files for the application within) and as I did not had AVE installed on their packaging machine, I went with the usual Sequencer route. I soon discovered that I shouldn’t have done that…

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App-V OSD scripting with Application Virtualization Explorer, pt. 2 – additional scripting capabilities

11.10.2011

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In the previous article of AVE’s scripting capabilities, we discovered how AVE implements the basic App-V scripting capabilities – but in much smarter manner and easiness lacking in any other App-V –related tool there is. In this installment, we will see how to take scripting a bit further, by adding additional execution capabilities for our […]

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App-V OSD scripting with Application Virtualization Explorer, pt. 1 – integrated script editing experience

07.10.2011

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In the earlier blog post, we have saw how App-V supports scripting for added package functionality and how it is configured by using the built-in tools (i.e. Sequencer) or manual methods; let’s now look at how our Application Virtualization Explorer (AVE) can make the process much easier for you regardless of the scenario.

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Howto: App-V package branching in AVE

06.10.2011

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Having been inspired by a recent blog posting by Tim Mangan about currently known issues in package branching (and my own previous experiences of the same), both in 4.6 and 4.6 SP1 versions of the App-V Sequencer, I thought about to write a quick and short howto for doing branching operating with our Application Virtualization Explorer (AVE).

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Gridmetric partners with InstallAware

28.09.2011

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I’m happy to share with you that we have partnered with one of the leading traditional setup authoring toolkit vendors, InstallAware, and they will be bundling our technology in the upcoming 2012 release of their product line. More information on the new App-V capabilities can be found from InstallAware’s news release at http://www.installaware.com/news-installaware-2012.htm. But did you know […]

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Working with named object virtualization exclusions

19.09.2011

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On a fairly recent post over at Deployment Guys blog about ways of enabling local interaction, its author discussed about (better known) way of using LOCAL_INTERACTION_ALLOWED policy in OSD to enhance virtual application interaction with local applications, and a much lesser known feature of setting specific named object exclusions. The gist of the article is that it […]

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We have changed the licensing model for AVE

07.09.2011

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Just as a quick update on the AVE: we have changed the licensing model for it so that the product is now licensed per machine instead of previous per named user. The change is effective immediately for all the new licenses (requires version 2.2.4 to recognize the new keys). Old licenses will continue to work […]

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