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  • Hi all,

    I am new to App-V server and have a question about Q drive. When downloading the App-V package from management server, where the package is cached? Q drive? If so, is it possble to hide this drive for end user?

    Thanks

    Roger

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:19 AM

Answers

  • Application is not cached on the Q:\ but the Q:\ is leveraged for hosting the virtual application during the applications session.

    The application is actually cached in the Global Directory and the User settings go to the user cache e.g. (%APPDATA%).

    If you would like to hide the Q:\ drive during application use you can add the following to the OSDs

    <VIRTUALENV>
     <REGISTRY>
       <REGKEY HIVE="HKCU" KEY="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer">
         <REGVALUE REGTYPE="REG_DWORD" NAME="NoDrives">10000</REGVALUE>
         <REGVALUE REGTYPE="REG_DWORD" NAME="NoViewOnDrive">10000</REGVALUE>
       </REGKEY>
     </REGISTRY>
    </VIRTUALENV>
    


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    • Proposed as answer by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by RogerRen Monday, April 23, 2012 4:22 AM
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:35 AM
  • I'm going to assume you used the default settings for the setup. If you did you are using a setting which means you've allocated a certain amount of space for the caching of applications, when the limit is reached the Client will dump out an older possibly unused application or at least not regularly used application and allow a newer application to be cached. Then when the old application is used again it will be re-cached in place of another one.

    The default should also allow you to use an applications you previously have used when connected in an offline state.

    Your questions are actually more to do with the APP-V Client rather than the Server. You could try the following book:

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/timothy-mangan-and-kevin-kaminski/the-client-book-about-microsoft-app-v/hardcover/product-12469209.html

    It's a pretty good starting point for the APP-V Client. Also if I've answered your questions, could you mark them as answers so others can use this info in future. Thanks.


    Blog: rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon


    • Proposed as answer by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:41 PM
    • Edited by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by RogerRen Monday, April 23, 2012 4:22 AM
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:41 PM

All replies

  • Application is not cached on the Q:\ but the Q:\ is leveraged for hosting the virtual application during the applications session.

    The application is actually cached in the Global Directory and the User settings go to the user cache e.g. (%APPDATA%).

    If you would like to hide the Q:\ drive during application use you can add the following to the OSDs

    <VIRTUALENV>
     <REGISTRY>
       <REGKEY HIVE="HKCU" KEY="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer">
         <REGVALUE REGTYPE="REG_DWORD" NAME="NoDrives">10000</REGVALUE>
         <REGVALUE REGTYPE="REG_DWORD" NAME="NoViewOnDrive">10000</REGVALUE>
       </REGKEY>
     </REGISTRY>
    </VIRTUALENV>
    


    Blog: rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon

    • Proposed as answer by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by RogerRen Monday, April 23, 2012 4:22 AM
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:35 AM
  • Thanks for your reply. One more question, how can I access App-V application offline? Also, how app-v client clean up the application cache locally to obtain more space for another application?

    Roger


    • Edited by RogerRen Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:10 PM
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:04 PM
  • I'm going to assume you used the default settings for the setup. If you did you are using a setting which means you've allocated a certain amount of space for the caching of applications, when the limit is reached the Client will dump out an older possibly unused application or at least not regularly used application and allow a newer application to be cached. Then when the old application is used again it will be re-cached in place of another one.

    The default should also allow you to use an applications you previously have used when connected in an offline state.

    Your questions are actually more to do with the APP-V Client rather than the Server. You could try the following book:

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/timothy-mangan-and-kevin-kaminski/the-client-book-about-microsoft-app-v/hardcover/product-12469209.html

    It's a pretty good starting point for the APP-V Client. Also if I've answered your questions, could you mark them as answers so others can use this info in future. Thanks.


    Blog: rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon


    • Proposed as answer by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:41 PM
    • Edited by RorymonMVP Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by RogerRen Monday, April 23, 2012 4:22 AM
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 5:41 PM
  • Thanks Rorymon.
    Monday, April 23, 2012 4:22 AM