What is app-v streaming? How it can be achieved ? What is needed in an organization to go with appv streaming? RRS feed

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  • Hello, in my current organization, we are now migrating to SCCM 2012 , so we thought we will start using Appv streaming(appv 5.1). So what is requirement/infrastructure needed to setup this using SCCM 2012? so based on this, i can conclude whether we can go with streaming or not.

    What is appv streaming?

    How it is related to VDI?

    How streaming can help an organization?

    what is the difference between normal sequencing and Streaming?

    Your all experience can put me in better position to take right judgement.

    Please do the needful by sharing your thoughts and any bologs details, links whatever which help me in understanding the appv streaming concept using SCCM 2012. THANK YOU!!

    • Edited by Sandy1220 Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:10 AM
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:52 AM

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  • That are alot of questions, you'd better read the App-V Technet articles, all the information is on Technet.


    In short; If you have a ConfigMgr infrastructure, and you want to use that intrastructure to deliver AppV appliations, then you don't need anything extra. AppV can use the ConfigMgr infrastucture. No need to setup extra servers.

    If you don't have a ConfigMgr infra; use the AppV Publishing/Management/Reporting Servers. AKA "App-V Full Infrastructure".

    A custom scripting (with Powershell) solution is a third option, but that will cost you a lot of effort.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:33 AM
  • Those general questions are all covered by the TechNet Documentation.


    Simon Dettling | msitproblog.com | @SimonDettling

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:39 AM
  • Thank you Ben, but can you give me any quick helpful links on appv streaming. And yes, we have sccm 2012 configmgr infrastructure, so we will use the same for appv streaming.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:41 PM
  • Its just such a broad question. Its like asking for information on fast cars without specifying if you want to drive them, design then, or avoid being run over by one.

    Streaming is something App-V 4/5 does to load the package files onto disk (5 has a way of streaming directly into memory but I suspect that's not what you are asking about just yet).
    But I don't think that is really what you are after.  If you want some really general specs then Ben's answer is spot on.  The TechNet link has lots of into too.

    If you want to know how to start using App-V you create packages with the App-V sequencer that you push out with SCCM (2012), to end user devices that have the App-V client installed on them. 

    Hope this information helps, if you are after more specific questions it will be easier for us to answer.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:35 PM
  • I seems you expect something spectaculair from streaming, it's not :-)

    Like Agallucci said, it's the way how the applications are copied over through the network to all your endpoints.

    If you're using the AppV Full Infrastructure, you can define Feature Blocks. For example; Feature Block one (FB1) defines what's needed to start the app, as soon FB1 of an application is available on the endpoint the user can start the application, while all other binaries are streamed to the endpoint while the user is using the application.

    The Godfather of Softgrid/App-V explains App-V Streaming in detail: http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=2134

    But if you're using ConfigMgr to deliver AppV applications the ConfigMgr Client will take over all this. Here's an blog article (by Rorymon) on App-V 5.0 Integration with SCCM 2012.

    Friday, November 4, 2016 9:36 AM
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    Friday, November 4, 2016 9:44 AM