App-V Interview Questions


  1. What is App-V Sequencing
  2. What is VFS sequencing
  3. What is MNT Sequencing
  4. What is SystemGuard
  5. What are the protocols supported for streaming
  6. What is active upgrade
  7. Which applications can be sequenced.
  8. How to manage exclusion list
  9. Can network shortcut applications be sequenced
  10. Can host files be sequenced
  11. Define the normal upgrade process
  12. What precautions are needed while sequencing
  13. How reboots are handled while sequencing
  14. Can all types of services be sequenced
  15. Why application is launched more than once while sequencing.
  16. How much disk space is required on sequencing machine
  17. Which hardware component be updated to get better performance in sequencing process.
  18. What is a suite and how we can create them
  19. What is the difference between update and active upgrade
  20. What is the difference between suite and dynamic suite
  21. Why only Q drive is necessary for sequencing can we have any other also.
  22. Name few disadvantages of using SCCM server for deploying App-V Applications
  23. Name few advantages of using SCCM server for deploying App-V Applications

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20 thoughts on “App-V Interview Questions

  1. Answers (Partial answers 🙂 )for some of the questions!!!

    Q:What is App-V Sequencing

    The process of creating a virtualized package using App-V sequencer is known as App-V sequencing.
    The Microsoft Application Virtualization (or App-V) Sequencer is a component of the App-V suite used to package your applications to be deployed to systems using the App-V client. Properly sequencing applications is the key to a successful App-V implementation.

    Q:What is VFS Sequenging

    The method of allowing an Application to install on C: drive during the monitoring phase of the sequencing is termed as VFS sequence.

    Q:What is MNT Sequencing

    The “MNT” portion indicates that when the application was installed during the monitoring phase of Sequencing it was installed to the drive letter used as the client’s mount point.This type of sequencing method is termed as MNT sequencing.

    Q:What is SystemGuard
    SystemGuard tracks and analyses configuration repositories and resources used by the application and intercepts the use of these resources, redirecting them to the virtualized instances of the resources.
    The Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization Platform‘s heart is SystemGuard, a patented technology which enables applications to run without installing them locally—and without altering the client‘s operating system.
    SystemGuard eliminates common application deployment and management problems:
    Application Conflicts: Almost any application will run on any client at any time.
    Version Incompatibilities: Different versions of the same application will run simultaneously on the same computer.
    Multi-User Access: Applications that were previously unable to run in multi-user mode and therefore could not run within Citrix MetaFrame or Windows Terminal Services, will now do so and function correctly for multiple users.
    Multi-Tenancy Issues: Instances of the same application using different database paths will run on the same computer at the same time.
    Server Siloing and N-Way Regression Testing: The need for many separate server farms and time-intensive regression testing for application conflicts is eliminated.

    Q:What are the protocols supported for streamming

    RTSP, RTSPS, FILE, HTTP, HTTPS‎

    Q:Which applications can not be sequenced?

    Boot time applications,drivers,certain type of services

    Q;Can network shortcut applications be sequenced
    Yes

    Q:Can all types of services be sequenced

    No

    Q:Why application is launched more then once while sequencing.

    This is to capture all the user profile settings and application configurations perfectly. Some application like Adobe reader needs to launch multiple times to capture all the settings it do.

    Q:Which hardware component be updated to get better performance in sequencing process.

    Memory (harddisk)

    Q:What is the difference of suite and dynamic suite.
    suite is a whole package block where as dynamic suite is getting the visibility of a pre-req package via dynamic suite composition.

    Q:What is the difference between update and active upgrade
    .Update is similar to patching where as active upgrade is upgrading an already prepared package to a new compatible version(Eg: Uploading the packages which is developed with 4.2 version of softgrid to 4.5 version of softgrid)

    Q:How to manage exclusion list

    Via adding the exclusion list in default.sprj

    Q:Can host files be sequenced

    Sequencing a host file is not a best practice.

    Q:Define the normal upgrade process

    Open the sprj file with open for upgrade option with the sequencer.Do the modifications and incriment the release version and do save as.

    • hi raj,

      it was nice seeing the this website and you questions.Can you please email me all the question and answer for the app-v interviews.

      I appreciate your help.

      Thanks,
      Suman.

    • Hello All,

      It is really an good intiative to share knowledege on new techonoligies.

      This really helped me a lot in my interviews.

      Keeping posting…

      Thank you!

      Cheers
      Kiran.

  2. Hi Raj,

    Really gud questions on App-v. It really helps everyone to prepare for the interview.

    Keeping posting….

    Cheers,
    Prashanth

  3. Excellent Questions..!

    Could you please email me all the question and answer for the app-v interviews.

    Thanks in advance.
    Raj

  4. hi… please Update more questions for the App-v to prepare for the interviews.please do this favour.This is very helpful

    Thanks
    Sumanth Reddy

  5. Hi Mayank,

    I just started learning app-v.You pls help me on this…. Can u mail me some best practice and interview based questions and answers for APPV 4.6 and APPV 5.0.

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Gmailid:jena.madhuchhanda@gmail.com

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