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Application Virtualization Whitepapers

Updated :November 2010

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 is now available!

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Office 2010 delivers a seamless user experience, streamlined application deployment and simplified application management. Microsoft App-V enables you to transform applications into centrally managed virtual services to reduce the cost of application deployment, eliminate application conflicts and reboots, simplify your base image footprint to expedite PC provisioning, and increase user productivity.

  • Broaden the windows platform coverage. App-V now supports 32 and 64 bit applications on 32 and 64 bit operating systems.
  • Office 2010 virtualized with App-V 4.6 delivers key productivity enhancements & a seamless user experience with Sharepoint, Outlook and more.
  • Optimize Server Disk Storage when using App-V in VDI with a shared cache reduces storage requirements on SAN’s
  • Increase IT control, user productivity and security with key Windows 7 features. Integrates seamlessly with AppLocker, BranchCache and BitLockerToGo.

App-V 4.6 can be deployed immediately to production and is available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services, and via MSDN.

White Papers

Use the tables below to find the technical documentation that will help you plan for, install, and deploy Application Virtualization 4.6.

TitleDescriptionReleased/UpdatedAvailability
Virtual Application Management with Microsoft® Application Virtualization 4.6 and System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerThis whitepaper describes the virtual application management capabilities provided by the integration of Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.July 18, 2012 Download the whitepaper
Microsoft Application Virtualization Version 4.6 SP1 Trial GuideThis Trial Guide is designed to help you quickly set up a limited Microsoft® Application Virtualization (App-V) evaluation in a test environment. This guide provides details of the steps necessary to install Microsoft Application Virtualization server components, for both Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server and Microsoft Application Virtualization Streaming Server. You will install Microsoft Application Virtualization Desktop Client, publish the shortcuts of sequenced applications, and then stream and run these virtual applications on App-V clients. You will learn to virtualize a select set of applications using the Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer. You will also configure clients to run applications in a standalone environment.March 10, 2011 Download the white paper
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 Sequencing GuideThis whitepaper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for sequencing applications to create virtual packages that can be delivered to the end user. This document discusses setting up the App-V Sequencer, sequencing best practices, an example of sequencing, important information related to updating packages, and finally, examples of advanced OSD scripting.March 10, 2011 Download the white paper
Microsoft Application Virtualization Version 4.6 Trial GuideThis guide is designed to help you quickly set up and evaluate a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) environment. This guide outlines steps necessary to install Microsoft Application Virtualization server components, both System Center Application Virtualization Management Server and System Center Application Virtualization Streaming Server. You will install Microsoft Application Virtualization for Desktops, publish the shortcuts of sequenced applications, and then stream and run these virtual applications on App-V clients. You will learn to virtualize a select set of applications using System Center Application Virtualization Sequencer. You will also configure clients to run applications in a standalone environment.September 27, 2010 Download the white paper
Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2This paper discusses the integration of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, including supported scenarios, best practices, deployment planning considerations, and how to perform common virtual application management tasks with Configuration Manager 2007 R2.March 15, 2010 Download the white paper
Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2This paper discusses the integration of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including supported scenarios, best practices, deployment planning considerations, and how to perform common virtual application management tasks with Configuration Manager 2007 R2.February 22, 2010 Download the white paper
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Sequencing GuideThis white paper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for sequencing applications to create virtual packages that can be delivered to the end user. This white paper discusses setting up the sequencer, sequencing best practices, an example of sequencing, important information related to updating packages, and finally examples of advanced OSD scripting.February 22, 2010 Download the guide
App-V Application Publishing and Client InteractionThis white paper provides information about how the client operates and where it stores data to support virtual applications.February 22, 2010 Download the white paper
App-V 4.6 Infrastructure Planning and Design GuideUse the IPD guide to maximize your organization’s time with step by step guidance to ease you through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure.February 15, 2010 Download the guide
Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal ServicesThis whitepaper discusses the benefits, configurations and considerations when planning a TS (RDS) deployment that includes Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).
This document was built to support designers and architects of Microsoft® Application Virtualization 4.5 infrastructures. Included in this document are performance data and recommendations for selecting the number and types of App-V components to use in an infrastructure.
September 29, 2009 Download the white paper
App-V 4.5 Server Sizing GuideThis document was built to support designers and architects of Microsoft® Application Virtualization 4.5 infrastructures. Included in this document are performance data and recommendations for selecting the number and types of App-V components to use in an infrastructure.February 16, 2009 Download the white paper
Microsoft Application Virtualization Version 4.5 Trial GuideThis guide is designed to help you quickly set up and evaluate a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) environment. This guide outlines steps necessary to install Microsoft Application Virtualization server components, both System Center Application Virtualization Management Server and System Center Application Virtualization Streaming Server. You will install Microsoft Application Virtualization for Desktops, publish the shortcuts of sequenced applications, and then stream and run these virtual applications on App-V clients. You will learn to virtualize a select set of applications using System Center Application Virtualization Sequencer. You will also configure clients to run applications in a standalone environment.August 27, 2009 Download the white paper
App-V Extensibility Today Before the SDKThis white paper presents administrators with the available tools to automate common tasks in App-V 4.5, including sample scenarios and examples using the tools.September 19, 2008 Download the white paper
App-V Security Best PracticesThis white paper provides administrators with the starting place for designing security into the App-V infrastructure. The white paper also describes recommended security configurations available in App-V today.September 15, 2008 Download the white paper
App-V Security Operations GuideThe purpose of this white paper is to provide the App-V administrator with steps to configure security settings. Some of the security settings are well-known configurations within Windows and the appropriate links will be provided.September 15, 2008 Download the white paper
Creating a New Application Virtualization 4.5 Database Using SQL ScriptingThis white paper explains and documents the procedure to install the Microsoft Application Virtualization Server when the administrator installing does not have “sysadmin” privileges to the SQL Server.October 6, 2009 Download the white paper
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 ADM TemplateThis white paper was designed to provide administrators with the steps necessary to deploy configuration for the App-V client with Group Policies. The App-V Client ADM Template was created to provide administrators with the ability to centrally manage the most commonly configured App-V client settings. A working knowledge of Group Policies in Active Directory is required to implement the ADM Template to the appropriate clients, and is not described in this document.September 3, 2008 Download the white paper
App-V 4.5 Infrastructure Planning and Design GuideUse the IPD guide to maximize your organization’s time with step by step guidance to ease you through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure.September 29, 2008 Download the guide
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