APP-V OVERVIEW What it does Isolates Apps, preventing conflicts Runs applications without source Centralized Distribution Streaming Delivery (Optional) Application Remediation What it does NOT do Secure Data Virtualize Drivers Boot time services Parts of the O.S. (Internet Explorer) Com+ and ComDLL (Dllhost.exe)
APP-V OVERVIEW Specific App-V 5.0 SP2 Changes Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Support Office 2013 Support Support for AppV.ActiveX and AppV.BrowserHelper extensions Native Internet Explorer plug ins! No more RunVirtual keys for IE plugins. Still needed for 3 rd party applications (Adobe) Visual C++ Runtimes Dependencies are captured during sequencing No more having to worry about VCRs
APP-V 5.0 SHELL EXTENSIONS Context menu handler Adds menu items to the context menu. It is called before the context menu is displayed. Drag-and-drop handler Controls the action where right-click, drag and drop and modifies the context menu that appears. Drop target handler Controls the action after a data object is dragged and dropped over a drop target such as a file. Data object handler Controls the action after a file is copied to the clipboard or dragged and dropped over a drop target. It can provide additional clipboard formats to the drop target. Property sheet handlerReplaces or adds pages to the property sheet dialog box of an object. Infotip handler Allows retrieving flags and infotip information for an item and displaying it inside a pop-up tooltip upon mouse hover. Column handler Allows creating and displaying custom columns in Windows Explorer Details view. It can be used to extend sorting and grouping.
APP-V SEQUENCING Building an App-V Sequencing Machine Requirements .NET 4 and Windows Management Framework 3.0 (PowerShell 3.0) Installation media can be found with MDOP 2013 R2 Tips Use a VM, utilize snapshots. Turn off Windows Defender and Windows Search. No AntiVirus Only join a domain if needed. Sequence applications on the oldest used Operating System. Only Base Apps should be installed.
APP-V SEQUENCING Sequencing Best Practices Apply updates and patches during sequencing Configure Application for your environment Define Streaming Contents Disable All Automatic Updating Document step by step actions You may have to run the program several times to get all the changes Common Sequencing Hang-ups Not testing the finished product Not having access to the Application Expert
APP-V SEQUENCING Virtual Application Execution (Finished product) App Related Data also isolated. (User preferences and data) Deployment and User Config XML files can be modified for further customization. FileDescription.APPV The Virtual Application Package file containing all assets and state organized into stream able feature blocks..MSI Executable deployment wrapper allowing the manual deployment of.APPV files or deployment via existing third party deployment platforms. _DeploymentConfig.X ML Used for customizing the default publishing parameters for all applications in a package. _UserConfig.XML Used for customizing the publishing parameters directed to specific user groups for all applications in a package..CAB Optional: Package Accelerator file used to automatically rebuild a previously sequenced virtual application package..APPVTOptional: Sequencer Template file used to retain commonly re-used sequencer settings.
APP-V MANAGEMENT Means to manage App-V Stand Alone Client App-V Management Server (Full Infrastructure) Enterprise Software Distribution (SCCM) Install via MSI or PowerShell wrapper with SCCM 2007 Managed Natively with SCCM 2012 SP1 and higher.
APP-V MANAGEMENT DEMOS Creating an Application Model for App-V Internet Explorer Add-Ons A Legacy Java application using SCCM 2012 R2 Virtual Environment Virtual Environments and Environment variables App-V Hidden logs