FAQ: Valid OS Tag Values in an OSD File.

Target OS OSD Tag Value Minimal AppV Client
Windows NT VALUE=”WinNT”/> 4.1
Windows 2000 VALUE=”Win2K”/> 4.1
Windows 2000 Server VALUE=”Win2KSvr”/> 4.1
Windows 2000 Terminal Server VALUE=”Win2KTS”/> 4.1
Windows XP VALUE=”WinXP”/> 4.1
Windows XP x64 VALUE=”WinXP64″/> 4.6 x64
Windows Server 2003 VALUE=”Win2003Svr”/> 4.1
Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server VALUE=”Win2003TS”/> 4.1
Windows 2003 Terminal Server x64 VALUE=”Win2003TS64″/> 4.6 x64
Windows Vista VALUE=”WinVista”/> 4.2
Windows Vista x64 VALUE=”WinVista64″/> 4.6 x64
Windows 2008 Terminal Server VALUE=”Win2008TS”/> 4.5
Windows 2008 Terminal Server x64 VALUE=”Win2008TS64″/> 4.6 x64
Windows 7 VALUE=”Win7″/> 4.5 sp1
Windows 7 x64 VALUE=”Win764″/> 4.6 x64
Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server x64 VALUE=”Win2008R2TS64″/> 4.6 x64

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

Download the Alpha Version of the App-V Interview Questions from http://sourceforge.net/projects/softgridhelper/files/Documentations/

FAQ: AppV : Can I stream application if it was sequenced on other OS

Short Answer is Yes & No.

Long Answer: If the application was sequenced on WinXP and streamed on Vista then there is more chances for the application to work but reverse is not recommended.

Also if the application when physically installed does not work then even the virtualized application will also not work.

FAQ: App-V: How to use the custom Exclusion List while Sequencing

Steps to create the custom exclusion list.

  1. Launch the AppV sequencer.
  2. Goto Tools -> Options
  3. Select “Exclusion Items” tab
  4. Add new exclusion items using “New Button”
  5. When all the exclusion items are added then press “Save As Default” button
  6. Copy the default.sprj file from “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer\” or the folder where the sequencer was installed to some network share from where it can be accessed later.

Using the custom exclusion list

  1. Copy the saved default.sprj file to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer\” before launching the Sequencer.
  2. When launched the sequencer will take the exclusion list from the default.sft file.

Softgrid FAQs : Blank Icons on published Applicataions.

I have seen this due to two reasons.

  1. While capture the icons were not captured properly:
    1. Resolution: Extract the icons from the executable and then use it.
  2. The icons does not have proper icons size 16×16
    1. Resolution: Extract the icons from the executable and then use it

Note: One can use iconsucker, IconSnatcher or similar tool. Always remember to save the icon in 16×16 size and do not forget to update the OSD files to point to the new icons.