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How to Manage the App-V Client Cache Using Performance Counters

Applies To: Application Virtualization

You can use the following procedure to determine how much free space is available in the Application Virtualization (App-V) client cache by using Performance Monitor to display the information graphically. This information is captured on the client computer by a performance counter called “App Virt Client Cache,” and it includes the following counters: “Cache size (MB),” “Cache free space (MB),” and “% free space.”

To determine client cache space usage

  1. Open a command prompt as administrator, or click Start , Run , type perfmon.exe , and click OK .

  2. Depending on the Windows operating system being used, click the Performance Monitor or System Monitor tool after the MMC window opens.

  3. To add counters, right-click the graph area and select Add Counters .

  4. Click the drop-down to display the list of available counters, scroll to find App Virt Client Cache , and then add the three counters.

    The App-V performance counters are implemented in a 32-bit DLL, so to see them, you must use the following command to start the 32-bit version of Performance Monitor: mmc /32 perfmon.msc . This command must be run directly on the computer being monitored and cannot be used to monitor a remote computer running a 64-bit operating system.

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