Thursday, May 31, 2012

Problems App-V Server 5.0 Beta

Yeah it has not been effortless to try to install App-V 5.0 Beta, I have been having some issues with it so I am going to post some of the error codes that I know that causes some issues and how to fix it. These errors are from the App-V client so you can view them in the Event Viewer under "Application and Services Logs->Microsoft->AppV->Client->Admin"

  • Operation attempted: RefreshPublishingServer. AppV Error Code: 0A00002EE2
    • Problem is with accessing from the client to the publishing server, you can test the connection by trying to telnet to the publishing server. Go to command prompt type in with out quotes "telnet PubServerIP portnumberYouHaveChoosen" or in my case "telnet 50537" if you cannot access it you need to open the port in the firewall on the publishing server.
  • Operation attempted: RefreshPublishingServer. AppV Error Code: 0A000001F4
    • This problem can because of HTTP 500 error, you can try to access the server by going to Internet Explorer and typing in the server name and the port such as "http://PubServerIP:PortNumber" or in my case "".  If you get an error 500 then maybe there is some problems with the appv setup.  So I have been doing some digging and found out that there are some bugs in App-V 5.0 by using the name of the management server in the setup of the publishing server, well at least if you are going to use the publishing server and the management server on the same server.  So there are two things you can do to fix this :
      • Edit the registry and change the settings for the management server and use the name of localhost such as "http://localhost:portnumber" or in my case "http://localhost:50536"
      • Remove and reinstall the App-V publishing server and set the name to  "http://localhost:portnumber" or in my case "http://localhost:50536" in the management field.
Proof of concept, I have sequenced firefox and OpenOffice 3 so here is a screenshot

The next thing I need to do is to fix the tutorial part 1 with the correct settings, plus commentary.  Then I´m going to finish the App-V client setup and configuration.

I will be posting in depth configuration for App-V 5.0 Beta, such as using powershell, registry hacks and lots more.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta Tutorial - Part 2

The second video part of the App-V 5.0 Beta is finished and you can view it on youtube. In this video I install Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta Sequencer, I also sequence OpenOffice 3. (Note OpenOffice 3 was just a random choice of application of many, I have never sequenced OpenOffice before).  As for this tutorials these are only beta tutorials and maybe when the finial version of App-V has been released I will publish recreate the tutorials, so it is good I get an feedback from you guys.  The video has commentary and also subtitles so you can understand me :).  Check out the video in HD.

My next video will be installing App-V 5.0 Beta Client on a Windows 7 machine and also how to import App-V Sequenced Packages into App-V 5.0 Beta Server.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta Tutorial - Part 1

Hi I have finished my first part of few for Installing Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta version.
I have installed the servers and updated them with all the security updates and features such as .Net 4.0 framework. The servers that are in the video are

ADSRV witch is the Active Directory Server
SQLSRV witch is the SQL server and has SQL 2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack 1 (note you cannot use express editions of sql with appv 5.0 beta).
APPVSRV witch is the Application Virtualization Server.

Check out my video and let me know what you think. Sorry but there is no commentary with the video, but only subtitles. Note you can view the video in HD.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

virtual machines

Had some issues with my virtual machines had to rebuild my app-v 5.0 beta setup.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Just a preview

Hi, I´m just showing you a preview of one presentation of the app-v 5.0 install tutorial. Check out the screen
I´m will use vmware workstation for the tutorial, so easy to use.

Friday, May 18, 2012

App-V version 5.0 Beta

I´m currently working on a tutorial for App-V 5.0 Beta. Hopefully I will use commentary, if so I will use language software to speak. I´m not so good at explaining things in English words but I´m better to explain things in writing. So here are the servers that I will use

1 Domain Controller
1 APPV Server
1 SQL Server
1 Windows 2k8 R2 Remote Desktop Server
1 Windows 7 Client
1 Windows 7 Sequencing Client