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How to find out active App-V applications used by end user RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are planning to migrate App-V 4.6 packages to App-V 5.0.  We have thousands of packages that needs sequencing.  Part of these packages are the older versions which we do not intend to re-package for 5.0.  We want to start packaging the active applications end users are running on their computer.  Is there a way to tell from the system which application and version are being used by the end users?  We also want to know the last used date/time if possible.  Is there a report or query that we can run against the SQL table?

    Thanks,


    Brian

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 12:17 AM

Answers

  • Within the Management Console.

    There are 4 types of canned reports:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843659.aspx


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

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    • Marked as answer by Brian_Ho Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:33 AM
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:36 AM

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  • Check this link - http://www.verboon.info/2013/12/powershell-retrieve-app-v-4-6-package-information/


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    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:48 AM
  • Also run this command in elevated CMD. This will create a log file but will list out both Inuse and Not in use apps.

    sftmime query obj:package /global /log c:\VirtualApps.log

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:15 AM
  • Hi,

    It looks like this script is to retrieve information on the client computer.  Is there a script that we can run on the server to retrieve usage packages?

    Thanks,


    Brian

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:12 AM
  • Hi,

    Is this the script that we can run on the App-V 4.6 server to retrieve package usage information? 

    Thanks,


    Brian

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:12 AM
  • I haven't played much with 4.6 full infrastructure, but guess this link would help you.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2011/11/10/how-to-create-a-sample-app-v-http-reporting-service.aspx


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    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:52 AM
  • This link requires .NET programming and setup IIS to gather client's computer information.  We don't have the skill sets to perform this development.  I am looking for something like you posted above "sftmime query obj:package /global /log c:\VirtualApps.log" which can be executed on the server side instead of reaching out thousands of client's computer to query their application usage.  Is there a similar command or SQL table that we can retrieve from the server side?  We only want to convert the active applications to App-V 5.0.  This would reduce the scope and timing of the project.

    Thanks,


    Brian

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:50 PM
  • What is the column definition of the log file?

    Brian

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:54 PM
  • The App-V 4.6 Client can have its application usage tracked via the 4.5 Management Server's reporting feature.

    The App-V 5.x client can have its application usage tracked via the 5.0 Reporting Service.

    Are these server-side features currently in your environment? if so, we can walk you through how to retrieve this information.


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:19 AM
  • Hi Steve,

    We are running App-V 4.5 server and client.  Where can I find the Management Service Reporting Feature?

    Thanks


    Brian

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 12:19 AM
  • Within the Management Console.

    There are 4 types of canned reports:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843659.aspx


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    • Marked as answer by Brian_Ho Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:33 AM
    Sunday, October 18, 2015 4:36 AM