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What is the use of "INTEGRATION" folder in appv 5.1? RRS feed

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  • I see when i publish the app-v 5.1 package , the folder 'Integration' is created under c:\Programdata\Microsoft\App-v\<xxxxx> and i can see the all files similar to my actual install directory i.e., c:\Programdata\App-v\<Packageid>\<versionid>.

    and when i look at the shortcut properties , it is pointing to Integration folder. So my question, what is the advantage of having Integration folder ? Why my shortcut is not pointing to the actual executable in c:\Programdata\App-v\<Packageid>\<versionid> ?  I see the Integration folder also again occupies space same as actual installdir. So please explain the need of it. Thank you so much in advance.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:36 PM

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  • c:\Programdata\App-v is package store (App-V default cache folder).This folder is read-only.Changes to the package cannot be made here.The individual packages are stored in the package store in subdirectories named for the Package GUID and Version GUID.

    When you publish the package for a user,all virtual application extensions, for example shortcuts and file type associations, will point to this path %localappdata%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration. They are just symbolic links to the actual files in the package store.

    When you publish the package globally,all virtual application extensions, for example shortcuts and file type associations, will point to this path %programdata%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration. They are just symbolic links to the actual files in the package store.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn817832(v=vs.85).aspx#BKMK_files_data_storage

    http://virtualvibes.co.uk/app-v-5-0-os-integration-part-2-file-system-cache/


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    Friday, March 25, 2016 10:11 AM

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  • Data in integration folder looks similar to the one in c:\Programdata\App-v\<Packageid>\<versionid>. But, the files are not copied in Integration. It's just a symbolic link to the original one.

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    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:34 PM
  • c:\Programdata\App-v is package store (App-V default cache folder).This folder is read-only.Changes to the package cannot be made here.The individual packages are stored in the package store in subdirectories named for the Package GUID and Version GUID.

    When you publish the package for a user,all virtual application extensions, for example shortcuts and file type associations, will point to this path %localappdata%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration. They are just symbolic links to the actual files in the package store.

    When you publish the package globally,all virtual application extensions, for example shortcuts and file type associations, will point to this path %programdata%\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Integration. They are just symbolic links to the actual files in the package store.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn817832(v=vs.85).aspx#BKMK_files_data_storage

    http://virtualvibes.co.uk/app-v-5-0-os-integration-part-2-file-system-cache/


    (Please click on Vote as Helpful and/or Mark as Answer, if it has helped you.)

    app2pack.blogspot.com: app2pack.blogspot.com

    Friday, March 25, 2016 10:11 AM