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

Fix for 1809 and later App-V Sequencer Issues

I’ve noticed lately a few people complaining that they needed to go back to the Windows 10 ADK 1803 sequencer in order to get some applications to work. Recently, a student came to one of our App-V Training Classes and brought with him a reproducible application that demonstrated the problem.  Based on what we learned in the class debugging it, and …

Automating App-V Package Cleanup

If you have been Sequencing for Microsoft App-V on Windows 10, you have probably noticed a lot more garbage in your packages.

While the App-V Sequencer has a really awesome capture algorithm that automatically ignores changes made by pre-existing Windows background processes, under Windows 10 there are many, many, more background events that generate new processes, resulting in more crap …

The case of the misnamed object

I suddenly seem to be getting asked by a number of software vendors to help them support customers that are using App-V.  This is fantastic!  Vendors that want to support App-V?  We have dreamed of this for 15 years now.  I am thinking that four is perhaps more than just a blip, maybe it is a trend.  I certainly hope …

App-V and .Net Native Images Updated

Last year I wrote an article on App-V and .Net Native Images and how they didn’t work with App-V.

I was wrong, but it wasn’t my fault. It turns out that the trusted tooling that I used, the Microsoft SysInternals ProcessExplorer, was lying to me.

One of the uses of ProcessExplorer is to view the modules (fancy name …

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
Photo

AppVManifestEditor (AVME)

AppVManifestEditor is a new free GUI based tool for editing the AppXManifest file that Microsoft is exposing in the sequencer for editing in the new 5.1 release of App-V.

Microsoft is making the file available for export/import within the sequencer.  The syntax of this xml file is undocumented, and editing the xml can be very tricky, so a tool is …

Virtual App Runtime Debugging with Updated AppV_Manage 5

The KahunaI am pleased to announce version 5 of the free AppV_Manage tool, and in particular the new run-time debugging capabilities.  You can find the tool downloader  at this link here.

When dealing with a difficult application, you often need to use several tools to try to find out what is wrong.  In the past, I had integrated a number …