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How to Use an App-V 4.6 SP1 Application From an App-V 5.0 Application

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: Application Virtualization 5.0

Use the following procedure to run an App-V 4.6 SP2 application with App-V 5.0 applications on a standalone client.

To run applications on a standalone client

  1. Select two applications in your environment that can be opened from one another. For example, Microsoft Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can access an email attachment created using Adobe Acrobat.

  2. Convert the packages, or create a new package for either of the applications using the App-V 5.0 format. For more information about converting packages see, How to Migrate Extension Points From an App-V 4.6 SP2 Package to a Converted App-V 5.0 Package for All Users on a Specific Computer or How to Migrate Extension Points From an App-V 4.6 SP2 Package to App-V 5.0 for a Specific User.

  3. Add and provision the package using the App-V 5.0 management console. For more information adding and provisioning packages see, How to Add or Upgrade Packages Using the Management Console and How to Configure Access to Packages using the Management Console.

  4. The converted application now runs using App-V 5.0 and you can open one application from the other. For example, if you converted a Microsoft Office package to an App-V 5.0 package and Adobe Acrobat is still running as an App-V 4.6 SP2 package, you can open an Adobe Acrobat Reader attachment using Microsoft Outlook.

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Operations for App-V 5.0

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