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  • Dear,

    We are currently running a proof of concept with APP-V through our MDOP agreement. We integrate with SCCM 2007 R2 SP1.
    As a basis we started with "4.5 cummulative Update 1" from MDOP 2009.
    This week Microsoft launched MDOP 2009 R2 that contains "4.5 SP1".

    Can anyone describe the differences between both (in detail please).
    What's the procedure to follow to eventually move from "4.5 cummulative Update 1" to "4.5 SP1" (both sequencer including already created virtual apps and the client).

    Thanks in advance.

    kind regards,
    Alain VDP.
    Friday, October 23, 2009 10:56 AM

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  • Dear all,

    Thanks for your replies.



    "The RTM version of App-V 4.5 supports clients and sequencing on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, and Server 2008 (without R2).Microsoft released 4.5 CU1 (Cumulative Update 1 -- who names these things?) last winter, which in addition to being a rollup of hotfixes, added support for the beta version of Windows 7.

    4.5 SP1, I thought, simply rolled up more fixes and added official support for the RTM version of Windows 7. Support for the App-V Sequencer/Client on Windows Server 2008 R2, which is only available as a 64-bit OS, is not due out until "the first half of 2010". App-V 4.6, which is currently in Public Beta via Microsoft Connect, is the first to allow the sequencer and client on x64 versions of the operating systems. [Although not the point of this article, I'll mention that the beta rocks! It supports both 32- and 64-bit virtual apps on the x64 platform]."
    (source: Tim Mangan @ http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/timmangan/archive/2009/10/28/AppV-and-AppLocker.aspx)

    Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:26 AM

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  • Hello,

    A good way to know about the difference is to read the release notes, as with any software.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee677081.aspx

    /Znack
    • Proposed as answer by znack Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:06 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Alain VDP Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:27 AM
    Friday, October 23, 2009 11:21 AM
  • Main difference: Official support for Windows 7 RTM.

    Other than that, it's more or less hotfixes that has been released post-CU1 HF packages.

    For minor updates like this, packages do not need to be touched. Only thing to note for is that you cannot open packages with Sequencer that is earlier version from the one that lastly saved them. What that means is that if you upgrade or create package with SP1 Sequencer, CU1 one cannot open those packages anymore. Clients themselves should be ok since package format has not been changed between CU1 and SP1.

    btw, article that znack linked actually lists those main differences in section called "About Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Service Pack 1". If you have already started with CU1, continue your POC with it, SP1 is only incremental update once you move into actual production.

    /Kalle
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:09 PM
    Moderator
  • ...unless of course you intend to use Windows 7 in which case you need SP1 for it to be supported scenario. I would also check on SCCM's side which version(s) of App-V Client that integration supports.

    /Kalle
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:19 PM
    Moderator
  • Dear all,

    Thanks for your replies.



    "The RTM version of App-V 4.5 supports clients and sequencing on Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, and Server 2008 (without R2).Microsoft released 4.5 CU1 (Cumulative Update 1 -- who names these things?) last winter, which in addition to being a rollup of hotfixes, added support for the beta version of Windows 7.

    4.5 SP1, I thought, simply rolled up more fixes and added official support for the RTM version of Windows 7. Support for the App-V Sequencer/Client on Windows Server 2008 R2, which is only available as a 64-bit OS, is not due out until "the first half of 2010". App-V 4.6, which is currently in Public Beta via Microsoft Connect, is the first to allow the sequencer and client on x64 versions of the operating systems. [Although not the point of this article, I'll mention that the beta rocks! It supports both 32- and 64-bit virtual apps on the x64 platform]."
    (source: Tim Mangan @ http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/timmangan/archive/2009/10/28/AppV-and-AppLocker.aspx)

    Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:26 AM