Q: Why is it called AppV_Manage? Just what the heck does it manage?
A: I suppose that I could claim that it allows you to manage the smoke test of new virtual applications. But that isn't right.
I started writing the software thinking of building a management tool to replace the App-V Management Server. As part of that, I wanted a front end component to provide information about the package, and as I started building that component, it became clear that what we really needed was a client-side test tool. To the purpose changed, but I never bothered to change the name.
I eventually did build the other tool, AVSS, which operates as a server-less way to distribute the App-V packages.