Making Oracle SQL Developer with external Java JDK work on App-V 5.1 3

I recently completed a project to convert App-V 4.6 sequences to App-V 5.1 sequences. One of these sequences was Oracle SQL Developer. During technical testing of Oracle SQL Developer I would receive an error stating: Unable to create an instance of the java virtual machine located at path c:\program files\java\jdk1.7.0_55\jre\bin\client\jvm.dll At the same time a co-worker had ...

Parameter -EnablePVADControl will sometimes not work on a 64-bit machine 3

Parameter -EnablePVADControl will sometimes not work on a 64-bit machine
Bringing back the PVAD debate for one last time. Reminder: These are the three methods of bringing back the PVAD as discussed in several blog posts and the Microsoft TechNet site. Microsoft should fix this page though as they spell Compatibility right once and then spell it as Compatability in the Note. 1. Launch the Sequencer ...

AppV 5.0 SP3 and the “hidden” PVAD

AppV 5.0 SP3 and the
I just downloaded the bits and bytes for the AppV 5.0 SP3 and started to play around with the PVAD that is now “hidden”. This is because a Merged roots principle was introduced. First let me take you back to version 4.x of AppV. One thing I didn’t like about AppV 4.6 and using a ...

Don’t use an UNC path as a dummy PVAD in AppV 5.x

Don't use an UNC path as a dummy PVAD in AppV 5.x
From the beta from AppV 5.x onwards I always used a dummy folder as Primary Virtual Application Directory (PVAD from now on). By doing this I always ensured that all files ended up in the virtual file system. I want all files to end up in the virtual file system because only virtual file systems ...

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 ...