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Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper Descriptor This whitepaper describes the virtual application management capabilities provided by the integration of Microsoft System Center Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. Copyright 2010 MICROSOFT CORPORATION Virtual Application Management with Configuration Manger 2007 R2 and Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 2 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 5 Audience............................................................................................................................................... 5 Prior Knowledge ................................................................................................................................... 5 Configuration Manager and App-V Infrastructure Overview ................................................................ 6 Process .............................................................................................................................................. 6 Components ...................................................................................................................................... 7 Overview of Configuration Manager and App-V Integration ..................................................................... 8 App-V Client-Side Architecture............................................................................................................. 9 Benefits of Integration ............................................................................................................................. 10 Current Limitations of Integration .................................................................................................... 11 Configuration Manager and App-V Software Requirements .................................................................. 12 Required Software Components ........................................................................................................ 12 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, Intel vPro and App-V .......................................................... 13 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and App-V ........................................................................... 13 Configuration Manager Asset Intelligence and App-V ....................................................................... 14 Configuration Manager Virtual Application Delivery Methods ................................................................ 15 Streaming Delivery ............................................................................................................................. 15 Streaming Delivery Process ............................................................................................................ 16 Distribution Point Selection Process ............................................................................................... 17 Advantages of Streaming Delivery .................................................................................................. 19 Disadvantages of Streaming Delivery ............................................................................................. 19 Local Delivery (Download and Execute) ............................................................................................ 20 Local Delivery Process .................................................................................................................... 20 Advantages of Local Delivery .......................................................................................................... 22 Disadvantages of Local Delivery ..................................................................................................... 23 Weighing the Impact of Streaming Delivery vs. Local Delivery for Virtual Application Deployment .. 23 Supported Scenarios for Virtual Application Deployment with Configuration Manager and App-V ....... 24 Scenario 1 .......................................................................................................................................... 24 Virtual Application Management with Configuration Manger 2007 R2 and Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 3 Scenario 2 .......................................................................................................................................... 25 Scenario 3 .......................................................................................................................................... 25 Roaming Client Scenarios .................................................................................................................. 26 Package Coexistence Scenario ...................................................................................................... 29 Internet-Based Scenarios ................................................................................................................ 30 Planning for Virtual Application Deployment with Configuration Manager ............................................. 31 Disk Space Considerations for Distribution Point Servers and Clients .............................................. 31 Recommended Disk Space Allocation for the Configuration Manager and App-V Client Caches .... 32 Migration from App-V Full Infrastructure or Standalone MSI to Configuration Manager ................... 33 Virtual Application Delivery to Remote Desktop Services ...................................................................... 35 How to Perform Common Virtual Application Management Tasks with Configuration Manager ........... 36 Deploy the App-V Client Software to Configuration Manager Client PCs .......................................... 36 Configure Configuration Manager Distribution Point Servers and Client to Enable Virtual Application Deployment ........................................................................................................................................ 37 Deploy a Virtual Application to Configuration Manager Clients ......................................................... 41 Verify Virtual Application Delivery to a Specific Client ....................................................................... 42 Report Virtual Application Deployment Data ...................................................................................... 43 Upgrade a Previously Deployed Virtual Application ........................................................................... 43 Delete a Virtual Application from All Members of a Collection or a Specific Client ............................ 44 Distribute Virtual Application Packages Using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence ................ 44 Track Virtual Application Usage with Configuration Manager Metering ............................................. 44 App-V Tools Installed with Configuration Manager R2 ........................................................................... 46 AppVirtMgmtClient.sms Package Definition File .......................................................................... 46 AppVirtMgmtSequencer.sms Package Definition File.................................................................. 46 ManageVAppPackage.vbs Script File .......................................................................................... 46 SetRetensionRules.vbs Script File ............................................................................................... 46 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................... 47 New Configuration Manager Client Log Files .................................................................................. 47 Virtual Application Management with Configuration Manger 2007 R2 and Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 4 New Configuration Manager Client Status Messages for Virtual Application Registration and Launch ............................................................................................................................................. 47 App-V Client Log Files and Event Log Entries ................................................................................ 50 Troubleshooting Configuration Manager Virtual Application Package Content Distribution ........... 50 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ........................................................................................................ 52 Package Creation / Update ............................................................................................................. 52 Content Distribution ......................................................................................................................... 52 Virtual Application Package Registration (execution of the Configuration Manager advertisement) ......................................................................................................................................................... 53 App-V Dynamic Suite Composition ................................................................................................. 53 App-V Local Interaction ................................................................................................................... 53 Miscellaneous .................................................................................................................................. 54 Glossary .................................................................................................................................................. 56 Conclusion .............................................................................................................................................. 57 More Infor

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