Methods of deploying Office 2010 by using Application Virtualization
Published: May 16, 2012
Use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) in environments that either do not have servers to support other methods of deploying virtual applications or in which virtualized applications are deployed from a connected server, such as an Application Virtualization Management Server or an Application Virtualization Streaming Server.
For information to help you better understand and deploy App-V and its components, see Planning and Deployment Guide for the Application Virtualization System (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=156611&clcid=0x409). The guide also provides step-by-step procedures for implementing the key deployment methods.
For information about how to specifically deploy Office 2010 by using App-V, see Deploy Office 2010 by using Microsoft Application Virtualization.
The virtual application package content can be placed on one or more Application Virtualization servers so that it can be streamed down to the clients on demand and cached locally. File servers and Web servers can also be used as streaming servers, or the content can be placed directly on the end user’s computer — for example, if you are using an electronic software distribution (ESD) system, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
The following are some deployment methods and resources:
ESD-based deployment For more information, see Electronic Software Distribution-Based Scenario (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=156046&clcid=0x409).
Server-based deployment For more information, see Application Virtualization Server-Based Scenario (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=156047&clcid=0x409).
Stand-alone deployment For more information, see Stand-Alone Delivery Scenario for Application Virtualization Clients (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=156048&clcid=0x409).