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 …

App-V and .Net Performance

NOTE: This post contains some great information, but has been updated in this post.

This post is about the performance impacts of combining Microsoft App-V 5 sequenced virtual applications with applications that use Microsoft .Net.  I wish this story ended with good news, or at least reasonable actions that you could take to improve performance, but it isn’t so.  Instead …