Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Application Virtualization 5.0 Beta 2 quick tutorial

I made a quick tutorial for App-V 5.0 Beta 2 on how to install the Management Server, Publishing Server and the new feature that has been enabled in beta 2 witch is the Reporting Server.  I did not go in depth on how to use the reporting server since I did not find any documentation about on how to use it, I will have to get back to you about that with another tutorial. So if you like to watch this tutorial you can see it on youtube or just click the play button bellow.

BTW, please feel free to post me if you have any comments about the videos or if you have any questions about the App-V product, I will do my best to answer all questions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

App-V 5.0 Beta 2 Released

So App-V Beta 2 was released few days ago, looking forward to test it.  I know that it is not possible to upgrade from beta 1 to beta 2, so you would need to uninstall appv management server, the appv client, appv server on sql and also you need to delete the database from sql management console. Hopefully it will resolve some of the bugs that are in beta 1.  I will post a tutorial on how to install App-V 5.0 Beta 2 soon and then we see what the difference is and the new features.
One of the features that where missing in Beta 1 was the time limit for applications, so you could publish application for certain time and it would delete it self on the client when the time is over, hopefully it will be in Beta 2.

I´m still on vacation, writing two books.  One children book and one about the subject of astral projection, you can check out my other blog witch contains my diaries.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Just a small joke - appv guy and cisco guy

As you know there are network guys and then there are the others, I heard a small joke about about cisco network guys.

 A cisco guy and a appv guy went to a military school, when they got to the shooting training ground, they started shooting some marks a few meters away. The appv guy was very good and hit every time, but the cisco guy just did not hit anything. The appv guy said "why do you miss every time, it is so easy, maybe your gun is miscalibrated." The cisco network guy looked at his gun, pointed it at his finger and shot it of, then looked at the appv guy and said "It works at my end".

 Had to share this one with you guys.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Vacation

After long hours of work, study and testing, probably using 85% of my time sitting in front of a computer, it is time for a summer vacation.  I will be back posting blog articles and helping users those who are in need in App-V when I come back, energized and refreshed.

Windows 2012/8 will be RTM in august so I´m going to post a detailed howto tutorial on how to install App-V 5.0 on Windows 2012/8. I have a few projects that needs to be done for testing App-V 5.0, blogging and doing some how to and youtube tutorials.  Current projects that are in the works are

  • Checking out how to install App-V 5.0 on SQL with scripts. Hopefully I will finish this, scripts are not public.
  • Testing Windows 2012/8 DirectAccess with App-V 5.0
  • Writing a book "Quick guide to Powershell App-V 5.0 modules"

This summer I will be focusing on other stuff, currently writing a children´s book that will be published as multimedia ebook.

Happy summer vacation. :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

App-V 5.0 - Installing SQL Database - Part 1

I wonder what would the SQL guys say if I told them to install App-V 5.0 into the SQL servers, they would probably laugh at me.  I thought why would I install App-V 5.0 into the SQL database so I begun to research how to install the database with a simple script, in next part I will release a tutorial on how to install App-V SQL database with out installing the application.  That would make the SQL guys happy. Yeah... :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

App-V 5.0 - Trying to install server through CMD in quiet mode

I got a question from a guy named Stefan who was trying to install App-V 5.0 server through command line and he had some issues with it. I told him that I would check if I could try to install App-V 5.0 server through command line and here are the results (no tutorial).

The command line for the server setup is basically like this
  • /INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Server"
  • /MANAGEMENT_DB_NAME="AppVManagement"
  • /MANAGEMENT_WEBSITE_NAME="Microsoft App-V Management Service"
  • /PUBLISHING_MGT_SERVER="http://appvserver:8081"