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PkgView 1.6 Released

toolsToday I released an updated version of the free PkgView tool. PkgView is used to view the file and registry changes that a user makes when running virtual applications with Microsoft App-V. These changes are stored in files with a “.pkg” extension associated with the user and the application.

These pkg files have traditionally been a bit of a black …

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LaunchIt – a tool to control child programs

tools This is a story about a tool that shouldn’t need to exist, but has proved to be just so darned handy over the years. It was originally written almost 10 years ago, and I recently released an updated version to add more features. This free tool is called LaunchIT.

The most common problem that cause people to ask me …

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AppV_DeployNPublish 2.0.1 for App-V 4.6 SP1

When Microsoft release App-V 4.6 Sp1, which was all about the new sequencer, they also quietly put out an updated client.  You don’t need the updated client to use SP1 sequenced packages, but it is an option.  Supposedly the client was mostly about rolling up hotfixes, but we know that there must be changes to support the upcoming SCCM 2012 …

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AppV_DeployNPublish 2.0 Released

Version 2 of the AppV_DeployNPublish tools has been released. These free tools were designed to allow for deployment of App-V virtualized applications without a back-end infrastructure. In addition, these have become the standard way to quickly test newly sequenced applications.

Version 2 incorporates feedback received in the first release, especially around the command line interface options. More importantly, it includes …

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HyperV_Mon 1.8 Release

HyperV_Mon updated release


HyperV_Mon is my free tool for monitoring and diagnosing performance issues with Hyper-V.

After prompting from a user with a lot more processors then the test systems here, I updated the HyperV_Mon tool to handle resizing in general, and to adjust the root partition processor display.  This new version is a minor release (1.8.0).

In the works
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A Failure To Launch (Tool for App-V)

Today I “launched” a new free tool to provide some organized help with App-V Client errors.  This tool, called A Failure To Launch, is a Silverlight app that allows you to search for information on an error code produced by the App-V Client.

For each of the codes covered, the tool provides information about the cause (or possible causes), …

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AppV_DeployNPublish 1.9

Version 1.9 of the AppV Deploy and Publish tools is now available (tools section of the main TMurgent website). This version fixes a few anoyances. AppV_DeployApp now remembers the configured content folder, and you can now deploy a second app without having to exit and restart; all three programs now have a /help option from the command line.…

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New Free Tool: PkgView for App-V

Have you ever wanted to see what was captured in the App-V user or global PKG file? 

For the last 4 years, on and off, I have been trying to build a tool to do just that.  And for just as long I have been really close to having such a tool, but not close enough to release one.  I