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On November 3rd, I’ll be working a very low paying job that I do a few times a year.  You see, I am a poll worker for my local precinct whenever there are elections.  Elections occur between 1 and 4 times a year, depending on the year and this year we have them all.  I’m asking you, on that day, …

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What’s new in the PSF (Part 3 – June 23, 2019)

The Package Support Framework, or PSF, is an open source project hosted by Microsoft up on GitHub. The PSF is useful when building MSIX packages for older Win32 and .Net based applications. It allows you to build in Detours based shims to alter the behavior of the application without needing access to the app source code.

Open to community …

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Fixing PowerShell ExecutionPolicy and GPO

PowerShell has an annoying, to me, idea about security. Yeah, yeah, we all love security, blah blah blah. But…

But I make heavy use of my own PowerShell scripting for use in my Lab.

I even wrote my own PowerShell module (see PassiveInstall ) to simplify much of the scripting I do around automating application installs and configuration for packaging. …

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App-V 1703 Virtual Registry and Containers?

One of the things I talked about when App-V was going into the core of the OS was how it was going to provide new opportunities to improve App-V.  And the prime example I gave was how the virtual registry worked.  Well I was eventually proved right, although the transition is proving to be a bit bumpy for some folks …

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Life with the App-V AutoSequencer

It’s summer.  Who should work all that hard anyway? I’m letting the AutoSequencer do the work for me.

With the March 2017 release of Microsoft Windows also came the 1703 version of the Windows ADK. The ADK contains a number of tools used by both developers and IT Pros and is generally updated with each OS release. When you go

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The Application Book

The Application Book

This is a book for packagers of all types.

I find that even the most seasoned of packagers are fuzzy (at best) on what all that stuff that installers do is really for. So in our Master’s Level App-V Training classes I have been diving more and more into how application installers work and what they are

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Introducing The Learning Site @ TMurgent

Introducing a new experiment in learning from TMurgent.

There really is no substitute for a full instructor led course from us to prepare yourself for successful packaging of applications using Microsoft App-V. And if you haven’t taken one of our classes I’d recommend asking any of the hundreds of people who have taken one just how valuable the class …

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1703 App-V Sequencer and Templates

One of the new features of the 1703 Sequencer mentioned in TechNet “What’s New” page involves templates.

No, Microsoft didn’t do what we asked to make it easy to always load the sequencer with a Template using a registry setting like we did in 4.x. But they did solve an issue that traps everyone when updating packages. The issue is …