Update on App-V Sequencer Versions

Now that I’m back in the lab I’ve had a chance to test the latest ADK Sequencer for App-V.  Here are the results:

  • The best sequencer for packaging on Windows 10 is generally the Windows 10 2004 ADK.  This addresses the “short name” issue in prior versions, however this sequencer may not be installed on OS versions prior to Win10

Short-Names and Recapture

When we capture installer activity for the purpose of creating a package to deploy on another device, the possibility of causing new issues exist. We rely on the tools that we use for the capture/packaging, the runtime environments we use on the target, and the “smarts” of the person doing the packaging to avoid these issues.

Two potential issues that …

Long Paths and Recapture

When we capture installer activity for the purpose of creating a package to deploy on another device, the possibility of causing new issues exist. We rely on the tools that we use for the capture/packaging, the runtime environments we use on the target, and the “smarts” of the person doing the packaging to avoid these issues.

Two potential issues that …

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and App-V

Just where the heck is StealthPuppy when you need him? Somebody has to talk about Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and App-V. At times it has been hard to sequence Adobe Reader, but these days you can almost do it while sleeping.  OK, so I’ll take a shot at writing about it because old posts make it sound so hard.   Photo by Michelle MeikleJohn, used by permission
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The App-V Virtual Device Driver: Really!!!!

I’m not sure why I never thought of this before.  All of the pieces were right there in front of me for a while, but it didn’t click until today.

Today I created my first Virtual Device Driver with App-V!!!!

OK.  Time for the fine print:

The driver isn’t really virtualized, I just make it only exist when it needs

TheGlobalizer: Automatically making user targeted AppV work as Global

Tim SpeakingA treat for you today. You see, today is my day to find out if I am re-awarded as a Microsoft MVP. You get a little nervous waiting for Redmond to wake up and send the email each time. So with a surprise today I find that I am no longer an App-V MVP. Now I’m a “Windows IT Pro”

Apps Needing PVAD

Originally published April 3, 2015 :   Last Updated December 10, 2020

12/10/2020 Update: Added Bloomberg Terminal

5/18/2019 Update: Added Aspect RTA 18.2.

8/7/2018 Updated: Added RStudio.  I suspect this one can be solved other ways as well, but PVAD is an easy way to solve it.

7/27/2017 Update: Added a new app reported in.  Also, I am seriously questioning if …