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Sequencing AutoCAD 2015 in App-V 5

Please see updates to this post HERE.

The stars had aligned! I had finished all of the testing for The Deployment Performance Series research, published the first of the 8 papers, shipped my server down to North Carolina for our next training class. And great summer weather was set for a great week of golf. Then my knee acted …

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App_Remediation: New Tool for App-V 5 apps in Roaming Environs

App_Remediation is a new free tool I am releasing to the public today.

App_Remediation is a console application designed to be used with App-V 5 (and above) to save and restore application related data (ARD) between locations that normally do not roam and those that do.

App-V now isolates ARD changes and redirects the saved file changes to locations that …

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The return of the Duplicate Package ID in App-V 5

It haunts me still! In every release of App-V since 4.0 there has been a new and unique way to generate apps with duplicate GUIDS. I have blogged about this both here and here. Granted, each time it was a case of wanting to be efficient with MY time and it was solved by careful setup of my snapshots. …

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What I Do: App-V 5 and the “Primary Virtual Application Directory”

If you have sequenced on App-V 5, you probably have wondered what to use for the “Primary Virtual Directory” (PVAD).

Me too. But in this blog post I will discuss what I know and what I do (currently).

Under the older versions of App-V, we called this the asset root folder, and all sorts of names, but in …

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About my Toolbelt and “The Secret App-V 5 Client Debug Logs”

There is nothing like a good set of tools ready when you have a repair project to do. But too many tools are distracting.

Working with App-V 5 through all of the pre-releases and now the final release for some time, I have settled on my three favorite tools. And it is time to let you in on the secret.…

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About Windows Boot Performance

The following is taken from my book Windows System Performance Through Caching.

When the Windows OS boots, it uses information from previous boot experiences to speed up the boot process. Microsoft calls this “ReadyBoot”.

The process of booting up the OS involves both a lot of disk access and CPU instructions. But left alone, the resources used at boot …

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The Case of the Missing Shell Extension (a Novel)

One the big mysteries to me has always been why Shell Extensions are so hard for application virtualization. And I had never really taken a deep look into them to unravel they mystery until this year. But now I have, and it turns out to be less of a mystery novel and more of the Steven King kind.

The Problem

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New Video: App-V 4 Versus 5

Here is my attempt to explain the differences between App-V before version 5 and version 5. It is a 16 minute video to explains the main differences at the client and how this affects your ability to deploy applications.

App-V 4 versus 5
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