For the administrator looking for best practice recommendations and new to application virtualisation. Thanks Sebastian Gernert - Escalation Engineer App-V. Preparing for your App-V client distribution? Here is a quick run down of some things to consider for new installation and upgrades as well as installation steps. Windows 7 The prerequisite software is not already installed. Now we have a more single point of failure if the app-v client receives a bad patch. So let's firstly cover deploying the group policy and what options can be configured within the Group Policy Template. Specify what to load in the background is another option which remains from the previous version.
Alternatively if you would like to ensure the configurations are applied during installation, you can deploy the setup. If you install the client by using an. Global Refresh options again is like a machine based setting. Re-establishment retries dictates how many attempts the client should make. Upgrading the Pre-requisites from App-V 5. The streaming folder contains many different configurations. These Configuration files now offer a great flexibility which helps you to sequence applications, which may not have been able to be sequenced with previous versions.
Ensure that any necessary prerequisite software has been installed. After the installation, you must reboot before you start using App-V. The default location is %Temp%. The xxxx in the table refers to the target locale of the language pack. See the supported command — line settings below. Can be useful when managing multiple App-V Management Server connections. Many web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9, include a download manager.
Although co-existence is still available, It is recommended that for existing 4. The system requirements of locally installed applications cannot exceed those of the Client. Note If you are running Windows 8, upgrade to Windows 8. You may also set the Package Root for branch offices to override the source for the clients to download the virtual applications from etc. If you use one in your environment. That should be factored in when deploying using your deployment mechanism or scripting of choice. Desktop Client and Remote Desktop Services Client Pre-requisites Install the following prerequisite software for the App-V client.
App-V now uses Microsoft Error Reporting. In this blog post, I will detail a few different options you could use for packaging, scripting and deploying the App-V 5. An example of this is Microsoft Lync, which has a small installer that you deploy and then configure on the end user devices using a Group Policy template and applying whatever settings suits your environment. It also allows you to suspend active downloads and resume downloads that have failed. Advanced Install using command lines Creating an unattended installation package is simplified by using supported command line parameters to answer the dialog prompts and configure the client with standalone or Publishing server connection settings.
Next select I accept the license terms, and then click Next The next option allows you to choose whether to opt for Microsoft Updates. In my opinion, App-V should be a used in use case scenarios only. Speaking of Microsoft roll-ups, if the goal of you company is to virtualize as many apps in your portfolio, validate your risks with application virtualization. Note The client Windows Installer. So get off those legacy apps that you have in 4. Prerequisite Details Installing PowerShell 3. Re-establishment interval specifies how long the client waits before trying to re-establish a connection when a connection gets dropped e.
Stand-alone download managers also are available, including the Microsoft Download Manager. You can choose to only load previously used applications or you could choose to background load all applications, ensuring outstanding applications background load and cache for that client. For these App-V Clients the support Lifecycle of the Windows Version where they are in will apply. A lot of App-V packagers still are not aware, starting with the 1607 build of Windows 10, the App-V client is no longer published in Programs and Features. Improvements in the App-V package converter include being able to use the package converter to convert App-V 4. Note If you need to find the product code, you can use the Orca.
I have given my Server a friendly name which is just used for cosmetics. The Root User setting allows you to enable symbolic links for the User Profile. The beauty of these settings being set by Group Policy also means you can set this policy and apply it to your tablets only, if that suits your environment. This can be used to override where the applications are grabbed from to download to the users. If any prerequisites are not met, the installation will fail. It gives you the ability to download multiple files at one time and download large files quickly and reliably. So, having just started a project where I get to use App-V 5 outside of the lab environment, this of many posts I plan to make regarding v5, hopefully some of you may find it useful! There is no definitive rule to state the recommended management methodology.
This works well for applications such as Lync as it's an enterprise application and is almost certainly going to be deployed to a domain computer. You may want to change other settings such as how many times the client should try to re-establish a connection if the connection drops. Hopefully I gave a pretty conclusive post on some of the options for deploying the App-V 5. Task: I'm trying to install an app-v 5. Again, you can revert to the Microsoft site with the entire list of parameters for the different options you can set. Otherwise, the Windows command shell sets the value to that of the user who is performing the installation. The next folder down is for Client Co-Existence.