Application Virtualization for Newbies

This post contains basic information about Application V. Not very technical but enough for you to get started. App V. formerly known as Softgrid was bought by Microsoft in 2006 from Softricity. It’s now part of the MDOP package, which is exclusive available for Microsoft customers with Software Assurance. The key benefits of the product […]

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The Application Virtualization 4.5 client

Client prerequisites: Microsoft Application Error Reporting  – download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) – download: Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Service Pack 1 – download: Notice: There is no x64 support yet, rumor has it that it will be available in 2010 Client scenarios The Desktop client supports Windows XP […]

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How to Configure Virtual Application Support on Configuration Manager

With the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager R2 comes the integration between Application Virtualization 4.5 and Configuration Manager 2007. This Guide will go through the installation and configuration. How does Configuration Manager 2007 intergrate with the App V. client Deliver applications: SFTMIME commands are used to manage Virtual Application publishing delivery to the App. […]

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Application Virtualization Client files and folders

Filename Location Description sftfs.fsd Vista: Public\Documents\Softgrid client XP: All Users\Documents\Softgrid client Application cache. All applications are stored in this file. The contents of this file is mounted to the virtual drive (Q:) at application run time. Shortcut_ex.dat Per Computer: Vista: Public\Documents\Softgrid client XP: All Users\Documents\Softgrid client Per User: Vista: User Profile\AppData\Roaming\Softgrid Client XP: User Profile\Application […]

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Error 1603 when upgrading Softgrid 4.1.1 to Application Virtualization Management Server 4.5

During the upgrade of my Softgrid 4.1.1 server I encountered Error 1603. The reason for this error is a missing installation path to the existing softgrid version. In the SoftGrid-server-setup.txt you’ll notice the lines (the setup file is found in the users \Local Settings\Temp folder). Open the file with Trace32.exe (found the Configuration Manager 2007 […]

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