Posts Tagged ‘.appv’

Using the OneGet App-V Provider

Once you have the App-V OneGet/Microsoft Package Management provider installed, how the heck do you use it?! The App-V provider supports locating, installing and uninstalling App-V 5.x packages from a file path/share (the use of HTTP/S streaming is not supported). To be able install App-V packages we first need to tell the provider where it…

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Installing the OneGet App-V Provider

The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.x provider for OneGet can be installed in numerous ways depending on the version of the Windows Management Framework (WMF) installed and/or whether you have the OneGet/Microsoft Package Management bits installed. Prerequisites Duh?! The OneGet/Package Management module and the App-V 5.x client of course! Everything you need is included in…

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App-V Package Management Provider

Virtual Engine are proud to announce that we have open-sourced a new Microsoft App-V 5.x OneGet/Package Management provider on GitHub. This provider complements the built-in providers shipping in the latest Windows Management Framework 5.0 preview, enabling a unified approach to managing package installs on networked computers.  Here is a brief description of OneGet from the…

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App-V 5 Sequencer Template – Full VFS Write Mode

With the recent release of Hotfix 4 for App-V 5.0, Microsoft has now provided the ability to “Allow virtual applications full write permissions to the virtual file system”. This setting can be found in the sequencer under the “Advanced” tab as demonstrated in the screen shot below:   Should you wish to enable this setting…

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App-V 5 Configuration Editor User Guide

We’ve been working hard getting the App-V 5 Configuration Editor (ACE) ready for official release; take a look at the ACE page for a bit more information about why it was developed. The purpose of this short blog to guide you through the ACE interface. There is an assumption here you have an understanding of…

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Querying .APPV Package Properties Part 2

Following on from Part 1, we can also query the properties of an App-V 5.0 .APPV package with another cmdlet included in the Virtual Engine App-V 5.0 .APPV PowerShell CmdLets; Get-AppV5FilePackage.  The main difference with this cmdlet (when compared to Get-AppV5FileXml and Get-AppV5FileXmlPackage) is that it returns a custom PSObject with a simpler property namespace…

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Querying .APPV Package Properties Part 1

So you have an App-V 5.0 package (in this example I’ll use Mozilla Firefox) and you’d like to know various properties about the package without loading it into the App-V 5 client. The sequencer creates numerous files by default that expose some extremely pertinent information, i.e. the PackageId. The PackageId is specified in both the…

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App-V 5 Configuration Editor User Guide

We’ve been working hard getting the App-V 5 Configuration Editor (ACE) ready for a BETA release; take a look at the ACE page for a bit more information about why it was developed. With any new application it’s great to have some user guides, right (RTFM)?!? Rest assured that will come when it’s officially released,…

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App-V 5 Package PowerShell CmdLets Released!

Virtual Engine are pleased to announce the release of the App-V 5.0 .APPV Package PowerShell CmdLets. These (free) PowerShell CmdLets enable you to query, extract files and report on the contents of .APPV files generated by the App-V 5 sequencer, without renaming them and manually opening them. Happy PowerShelling!

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Documenting App-V 5.0 Packages

Continuing our series of posts on the Virtual Engine App-V 5.0 .APPV PowerShell CmdLets, this one will show you how to quickly document your .APPV packages’ contents. The Save-AppV5FileReport cmdlet generates a HTML report of information contained within the .APPV package contents. Here’s an example summary report (detailed reports are also available): Generating Single Reports…

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