This class will be conducted by Tim Mangan
photo of Tim Mangan


Due to the pandemic, this course held online only.

Class # 98



Intended for IT Professionals involved in application packaging and desktop composition.
The unique style of training used accommodates both novices to App-V and/or MSIX, and those that have had substantial packaging experience. We cover all of the basics and provide time for students to challenge more difficult applications they bring with them, with expert guidance available when needed.


As part of the class you will receive the 3 Companion Guides.
image of training guide cover

Over 450 pages of what some call "the missing Packaging Books".

For remote students these may be delivered prior to the class to either your company or to individual home addresses. Please specify when registering.


Packaging in App-V and MSIX 


 Remote Only 

22 June - July 3, 2020

Europe daily class schedule for 10-day classes

CET    1300-1700
GMT    1200-1600
US Eastern    7am-11am
Hosted by PDS, The Netherlands
Presented by TMurgent Technologies
Status:       COMMITTED      FULL 
TMurgent is bringing Tim Mangan and his world renowned training online.  This is the first publicly scheduled class for such training in Europe.
The Experts Packaging for App-V and MSIX class will be run by TMurgent. This 10-day (4 hours/day) class consolidates our world-famous App-V training classes and expands upon that to help you prepare for the future of MSIX as well. We will provide you with both theory and practical hands-on experience in our training lab.  This class is both for those who are new to App-V and/or MSIX and those with prior experience already.  


The course is designed for people with a general background in IT and/or Packaging. We take students with or without prior experience in App-V.

There are no hard pre-requisites to be able to take the class, however, the following are helpful:

  • Knowledge and experience with general Microsoft Server Administration.
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL Server Administration.
  • Experience with other "packaging" techniques helpful.
  • Experience with App-V Administration and Sequencing.
Remote students (only) will be required to build your own VMs at your site prior to the start of the class:
  • Each student will require two Windows VMs.
  • Our pre-class prep kit will provide detailed written instructions, a video introduction to building the VMs, and installers for the tools needed.
  • Any type of hypervisor may be used, but the student must have access to create and revert to "snapshots".
  • You will need additional storage on a share for the application installers and created packages.
  • It is highly recommended that students have two monitors, microphone, video camera, and earphones.
In-person students (when available) need to bring a laptop with wireless lan to tap into lab equipment provided.


IT Pro Experts Packaging for App-V & MSIX

A hands-on class where you will learn the concepts, techniques, and latest tricks to be successful and packaging and configuring applications for delivery within the Enterprise using both Microsoft App-V and MSIX.

Whether you use modern or traditional application delivery methods, the applications your company depends on must be customized, and in many cases remediated to work in today’s desktops. MSIX is the future for new applications, you will also need App-V because MSIX will be much more work for older apps and is currently incompatible with many of your apps.


  1. Concepts of Packaging
  • Principals and rules of Packaging
  • Anatomy of an installer package and the Windows API
  • Principals of Redirection and Copy-on-Write
  • Layering, Filter Drivers, Function hooking, and Dll Injection
  1. Overview of Delivery Options
  • Including App-V Server, SCCM, Intune, Store for Business, and PowerShell
  1. Fundamentals of the App-V Package Format and Runtime
  2. Fundamentals of the MSIX Package Format and Runtime
  3. Setting up VMs for Packaging and Testing
  • Setting up an App-V Sequencing Station
  • Setting up a MSIX Capture Station
  • Setting up a “Smoke Test” Station
  1. Packaging with App-V and MSIX
  • 7 Hands-on Labs covering App-V Best Practices, VFS and PVAD techniques, Plug-Ins, Connection Groups, RunVirtual, Pellucidity, Scripting, Templates, and Advanced Functions.
  • 7 Hands-on Labs covering MSIX Best Practices, VFS and Specified Install Folder techniques, Modification Packages, PSF Fixes.
  • PowerShell for App-V and MSIX
  1. Debugging Techniques for App-V and MSIX
  1. Using Third Party Tools with App-V and MSIX
  1. Conversion from App-V to MSIX




The cost of this course is € 2999,00 per participant.

Registration: Benelux Region:

This course is open to the public with registration through our partner PDS.

Link to PDS Registration Site

Registration Swiss Region:

This course is open to Swiss region customers through our partner RealStuff.

Contact RealStuff using this link.

Registration Czech Region:

This course is open to Czech region customers through our partner Arrow.

Contact Arrow in Prague, Czech Republic.

Registration Elsewhere:

If not in a partner region, this course is open to the public through TMurgent using via the registration link below.
€ 2999,00 per participant. Payable in advance by any major credit card (through PayPal), or by check or Purchase Order.
To register via TMurgent, click on the link below:
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This course is open to the public with pre-registration. Class size is limited to only 8 participants. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis (so don't delay!). Standard Registration closes 30 days prior to start of class, but call +1 781-535-4954 for Late Registration. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online version of the course includes:


Class Schedule:

Classes run 4 hours daily. Anticipated schedule is shown below, however course schedule varies significantly based on the needs of the students.

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Concepts +

Introduction to App-V

Sequencing Labs
Part 1

Windows API +

Sequencing Labs
Part 2

Sequencing Labs
Part 3
Part 1

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Part 2
Sequencing Labs
Part 4
Packaging Labs Debugging Applications Sequencing Labs
Part 5
The three major portions of the class are:
  • Concepts: Provides an in-depth understanding of the underlying concepts of Packaging, especially for Application Virtualization and MSIX. We also cover the "Windows API", from the prospective of the IT Pro - helping you to understand how the app intends to integrate with the OS and the End-User.  With this core knowledge in place, you are now ready to learn the packaging techniques.
  • App-V Sequencing: The heart of the class. Demonstration of "best practice" techniques and techniques to tackle a variety of application types that do not deploy easily.
  • MSIX Packaging: The other heart of the class. Demonstration of "best practice" techniques and techniques to package in MSIX and Psf, and issues to look out for and alternatives to consider.