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Let’s be calm again!

Yesterday I wrote a post (https://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2921 ) because of concerns regarding App-V and MSIX over comments made by a Microsoft employee at MMS. At the time I said “don’t panic”, and was working behind the scenes to see if we could get a public clarification over what I knew couldn’t be true.

Last night (for me here in Europe; …

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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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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