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Managing App-V 5 Connection Groups using SCCM 2012 SP1 (Updated 5-sept-2013)

In this article I will try to explain how SCCM 2012 can be used to manage App-V 5 Connection Groups, and what the differences are between managing them with SCCM and managing them from a App-V 5 Full Infrastructure management server.
App-V 5 Connection Groups are managed from SCCM through what are called Virtual Environments. Virtual Environments define how the Connection Groups are created on the clients. Read More…

App-V 5.0 Service Pack 1 released

Microsoft has just released App-V 5.0 SP1.

This service pack contains the following changes:

  • The App-V 5.0 sequencer and App-V 5.0 client now support twenty-four languages. You can download the additional language packs using the Volume Licensing Service Center.
  • The App-V 5.0 server now supports eleven languages. You can download the additional language packs using the Volume Licensing Service Center.
  • Support has been added for the App-V 5.0 Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Writer feature.

Also support for sequencing Microsoft Office 2010 has now been added. The Microsoft Office 2010 Sequencing Kit for Application Virtualization 5.0 and the Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V are required for this.

More information can be found here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn144768.aspx

Launching a network executable inside an App-V 5 virtual environment

Consider these scenario’s

1. You have an application that has its main executable located on a network share but it also requires files installed on the local computer. You want to use App-V 5 to create a virtual package/sequence of the locally installed files and launch the network executable while making use of the created sequence.

2. You already have an App-V 5 sequence of an application and want to run another executable located on a network share while making use of this sequence.

This post has been revised. Please See Launching a network executable inside an App-V 5 virtual environment (Revised)
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