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


Course held online thanks to our hosts at the PDS Training Center.
Image of PDS Training Center
Parallelweg Oost 13a
4103 NC  Culemborg
The Netherlands
PDS' offices are located 50m opposite of the train station "Culemborg". PDS can be found on the second floor.

Class # 113


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 


 In-Person Only 

16-20 May 2022

Europe daily class schedule for 5-day

CET    0900-1700m
GMT    0800-160m
US Eastern    3am-11am
Hosted by PDS Training Center, Culemborg, The Netherlands
Presented by TMurgent Technologies
NOTE: This in-person class is scheduled right after the famous AppManage event being held in Utrecht. So attend that event, stay the weekend, and join the class!  The hours for the class will be 09:00-17:00 CET each day.
TMurgent is bringing Tim Mangan and his world renowned training back to The Netherlands, and this time we cover the world of Packaging for App-V and MSIX.  
The Experts Packaging for App-V and MSIX class will be run by TMurgent. This 5-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.  We recommend the in-person classroom experience, however remote students are accepted in this class also.


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.
The training site will provide desktop Computers to access the Labs.  You are welcome to sequence on your own VMs, on your laptop or back in your office via VPN, but we do provide all of the VMs you need. Remote students will provide their own VMs based on information we provide after registration.


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 price of this class is € 2995,00 per participant.

Registration: Benelux Region and all in-person participants:

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

Link to PDS Registration Site

Registration Swiss Region (Remote students only):

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

Contact RealStuff using this link.

Registration Czech Region (Remote students only):

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

Contact Arrow in Prague, Czech Republic.

Registration Elsewhere (Remote students only):

This course is open to the public via the registration below through TMurgent (or your local partner in certain regions).
€ 2995,00 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:
Click to Register by Credit Card Click to Register by Check/PO 
This course is open to the public with pre-registration. Class size is limited to only 10 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..


Course Includes:

  • Pre-event pack and video call (remote students only)
  • 5 days of Masters Level Microsoft Application Virtualization & MSIX Packaging course with Tim Mangan.
  • Access to Hands-on Lab.
  • Lunches all 5 days (in-person students only).
  • The Companion Guides for Concepts, App-V Sequencing, and MSIX Packaging.
  • Post event video call, scheduled at your convenience up to 6 months from class completion.


Class Schedule:

Classes run from 9am to 5pm daily (unless adjusted locally). Anticipated Morning and Afternoon schedule is shown below. Although the formal part of the class will end early Friday afternoon, we'll keep the labs open in the afternoon allowing for working with the Instructor on hard issues or, you can catch a flight.  If you must leave early, please don't book a flight departing prior to 3pm.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Windows API
Introduction to App-V Sequencing Labs
Part 3
Debugging Applications Sequencing Labs
Part 5
Sequencing Labs
Part 2
Part 1
Sequencing Labs
Part 4
Packaging Labs
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, issues to look out for and alternatives to consider.