Strange characters in AppV 5.0 xml configuration files 1

Strange characters in AppV 5.0 xml configuration files
In AppV 5.0 you can overwrite the default configuration (Appxmanifest.xml in the .appv file) with two external files called DeploymentConfig.xml and UserConfig.xml. At times I would observe strange characters in these two files. See the picture below for an example of a file containing these strange characters: The files should look like this: Today I ...

How VMware added 64bit support in ThinApp

How VMware added 64bit support in ThinApp
I have been looking at VMware’s ThinApp 5.0 and the 64bit support that was added for the last few weeks now. Triggered by an excellent blog here by Rory Monaghan I decided to blog about one bit of missing information. Rory blogged about the installation, the setup capture process and the added 64bit settings in package.ini. I ...

Fixing WinZip MSI error when sequencing with AppV 5.x 2

Fixing WinZip MSI error when sequencing with AppV 5.x
In AppV 5.x I have been sequencing applications pointing the primary virtual application directory (PVAD) to a dummy folder like C:\apps. The primary virtual application directory is the location where the virtual file system (VFS) will be created during sequencing. The reason for using a dummy folder is the inability of AppV connection groups to ...

Unexpected behaviour when upgrading AppV 5.0 SP1 sequences

Unexpected behaviour when upgrading AppV 5.0 SP1 sequences
One of my students noticed some unexpected behaviour when upgrading an AppV 5.0 sequence for the second time. I haven’t run into this unexpected behaviour earlier because normally I make a new sequence every single time. In AppV 4.x the standard behaviour was to append the internal version number associated with the sequence to the .sft output file. ...

Removing all AppV 5.0 sequences at once 1

In AppV 5.0 I couldn’t find an alternative to the SFTMIME REMOVE obj:app /global /complete command I used so much in Softgrid\AppV 4.x. Not even searching for it in my favorite search engine Google. Until just now when I stumbled on the following possibility while trying different PowerShell combinations on the AppV Client. Keep in mind that you ...

Adobe Connect meeting without video or sound

Adobe Connect meeting without video or sound
Recently I had to give a presentation to a group of people in an Adobe Connect meeting. So far so good… Before actually giving the presentation I tested the Adobe Connect meeting website, microphone and webcam a few hours earlier. Convinced that everything worked as intended I shut down my laptop. Later that evening I started ...

Impromptu 7.4 User Version won’t start from within Beaufort 3.3

INTRO The company I work for as an external consultant consists of four individual companies merged into a new company and thus a new environment (new forest, new domain, etc etc). Every individual company carries out it’s own application migration. Two of the individual companies each use the Beaufort application and wanted to consolidate the ...

Changing the AppV content store location and how it affects sequences already published in RES Workspace Manager 2011

Changing the AppV content store location and how it affects sequences already published in RES Workspace Manager 2011
Let me start at the beginning…. Way back in June of 2012 I came to the project I am about to finish. During the start of the project the AppV content share was placed somewhere on the DFS. We were told (repeatedly) that that location was never going to change. Based on that we made ...

Quoter Application 4

At my current project we are almost finished with the application migration. But as always that is usually the time the strangest applications pop-up. And again this was the case. I was asked to publish an application called Quoter. After some analysis the application Quoter seemed to be a single executable called QUOTER.EXE so I published ...