Microsoft Application Virtualization Cookbook

Over 55 hands-on recipes covering the key aspects of a successful App-V deployment
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Microsoft Application Virtualization Cookbook

James Preston

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Over 55 hands-on recipes covering the key aspects of a successful App-V deployment
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ISBN 139781785281044
Paperback218 pages

Book Description

With an ever-increasing number of applications being deployed in the workplace, Microsoft App-V 5 enables administrators to abstract these applications from clients, in turn reducing the time taken to complete the software deployment lifecycle. Part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, App-V 5 centralizes the management of applications with a variety of deployment methods to suit each environment.

With this hands-on Cookbook, you will learn how best to utilize features of App-V that you may already be familiar with, as well as gain insights into features only recently introduced such as the enhanced Connection Groups and Shared Content Store Mode.

The book starts with the deployment of a scalable App-V infrastructure and progresses to cover the sequencing of common applications, as well as how you can take advantage of the new Office 2013 and Office 365 deployment methods.

In later chapters, you will discover integrations with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager.

Finally, you will learn to leverage the App-V reporting server, Microsoft Excel, and pivot tables to gain insights into which applications are being used, along with how to troubleshoot issues with your deployment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Deploying App-V 5 Services
Introduction
Obtaining the App-V installers
Configuring Active Directory
Configuring a distributed filesystem
Configuring Internet information services
Configuring SQL Server
Deploying a standalone Management and a Publishing server
Accessing the management console
Adding additional administrators
Deploying a second Publishing server
Chapter 2: Deploying App-V 5 Clients and Updates
Introduction
Obtaining the App-V 5 SP3 prerequisites
Deploying client prerequisites through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying the App-V client through Group Policy
Deploying the App-V client through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying App-V client updates through Group Policy
Deploying App-V client updates through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying the App-V client UI through SCCM 2012
Applying settings to the App-V client using Group Policy
Chapter 3: Sequencing Applications
Introduction
Setting up the sequencer
Sequencing the Audacity sound editor
Sequencing an Internet Explorer shortcut
Sequencing an application hosted on a network share
Dissecting an App-V 5 package
Scripting in App-V 5
Chapter 4: Managing Packages
Introduction
Publishing a package to a user group
Publishing a package to a group of machines
Managing shortcuts
Managing file type associations
Testing a package
Unpublishing and deleting a package
Creating a custom configuration for a security group
Deploying an App-V package via MSI
Chapter 5: Using Connection Groups
Introduction
Sequencing the Java Development Kit
Sequencing Greenfoot
Connecting the applications via a connection group
Testing the application
Chapter 6: Sequencing Office 2013
Introduction
Obtaining the Office 2013 App-V package
Enabling scripting and publishing in Office 2013
Customizing the Office 2013 App-V package
Sequencing an Office 2013 plugin
Chapter 7: Deploying App-V 5 in a Virtual Environment
Introduction
Enabling the App-V shared content store mode
Publishing applications through Microsoft RemoteApp
Precaching applications in the local store
Publishing applications through Citrix StoreFront
Chapter 8: Managing Packages in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Introduction
Importing an App-V 5 package into SCCM 2012 R2
Creating machine and user collections
Targeting an App-V 5 package at a machine for deployment
Targeting an App-V 5 package at a user for deployment
Customizing the App-V package in SCCM
Testing the packages
Creating an App-V virtual environment
Chapter 9: Reporting in App-V 5
Introduction
Deploying the App-V 5 Reporting Server
Configuring client-side settings through Group Policy
Exporting reporting data into Excel 2013
Analyzing reporting data in Excel 2013
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting
Introduction
Analyzing server-side logs
Analyzing client-side logs
Laptops that don't pick up new applications
Flushing the App-V client cache
Checking the list of publishing packages for the user

What You Will Learn

  • Deploy a full App-V infrastructure
  • Deploy App-V clients and prerequisites
  • Leverage connection groups to combine App-V packages
  • Reduce hardware requirements for your Remote Desktop Session Hosts
  • Extend the use of your investments in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
  • Discover which applications your users are running
  • Resolve issues with your deployment quickly
  • Customize App-V packages to your needs
  • Scale out your App-V infrastructure to accommodate increasing requirements

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Deploying App-V 5 Services
Introduction
Obtaining the App-V installers
Configuring Active Directory
Configuring a distributed filesystem
Configuring Internet information services
Configuring SQL Server
Deploying a standalone Management and a Publishing server
Accessing the management console
Adding additional administrators
Deploying a second Publishing server
Chapter 2: Deploying App-V 5 Clients and Updates
Introduction
Obtaining the App-V 5 SP3 prerequisites
Deploying client prerequisites through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying the App-V client through Group Policy
Deploying the App-V client through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying App-V client updates through Group Policy
Deploying App-V client updates through SCCM 2012 R2
Deploying the App-V client UI through SCCM 2012
Applying settings to the App-V client using Group Policy
Chapter 3: Sequencing Applications
Introduction
Setting up the sequencer
Sequencing the Audacity sound editor
Sequencing an Internet Explorer shortcut
Sequencing an application hosted on a network share
Dissecting an App-V 5 package
Scripting in App-V 5
Chapter 4: Managing Packages
Introduction
Publishing a package to a user group
Publishing a package to a group of machines
Managing shortcuts
Managing file type associations
Testing a package
Unpublishing and deleting a package
Creating a custom configuration for a security group
Deploying an App-V package via MSI
Chapter 5: Using Connection Groups
Introduction
Sequencing the Java Development Kit
Sequencing Greenfoot
Connecting the applications via a connection group
Testing the application
Chapter 6: Sequencing Office 2013
Introduction
Obtaining the Office 2013 App-V package
Enabling scripting and publishing in Office 2013
Customizing the Office 2013 App-V package
Sequencing an Office 2013 plugin
Chapter 7: Deploying App-V 5 in a Virtual Environment
Introduction
Enabling the App-V shared content store mode
Publishing applications through Microsoft RemoteApp
Precaching applications in the local store
Publishing applications through Citrix StoreFront
Chapter 8: Managing Packages in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2
Introduction
Importing an App-V 5 package into SCCM 2012 R2
Creating machine and user collections
Targeting an App-V 5 package at a machine for deployment
Targeting an App-V 5 package at a user for deployment
Customizing the App-V package in SCCM
Testing the packages
Creating an App-V virtual environment
Chapter 9: Reporting in App-V 5
Introduction
Deploying the App-V 5 Reporting Server
Configuring client-side settings through Group Policy
Exporting reporting data into Excel 2013
Analyzing reporting data in Excel 2013
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting
Introduction
Analyzing server-side logs
Analyzing client-side logs
Laptops that don't pick up new applications
Flushing the App-V client cache
Checking the list of publishing packages for the user

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ISBN 139781785281044
Paperback218 pages
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