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Connected Mode vs Standalone Mode? RRS feed

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  • Hi... I'm studying for the 70-647 test, using the MS Press Self-Study Training Kit.

    The practice exams are asking me when to use App-V/SoftGrid in Standalone Mode vs Connected Mode.

    Unfortunately, the book never mentions these modes, and I am not able to find Bing resources on the differences.

    Can anyone provide a quick compare/contrast, or a link to a whitepaper explaining the two modes?

    • Moved by Aaron.ParkerModerator Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:18 PM moved from App-V Server and Management (From:App-V Server and Management)
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:32 PM

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  • Hello,

    Try the whitepapers (and never use bing. ever.);

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/b/c/5bc966bc-47d8-41df-95f2-fa9a2d816258/Microsoft%20Application%20Virtualization%204.5.zip

    /Znack

    • Marked as answer by JFoushee Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by JFoushee Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:20 PM
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  • Ok, so it looks like the book material is pre-R2, because the term "Connected Mode" is replaced with "Full Infrastructure Model," and a new Streaming Model is introduced.

    (Paraphrasing from whitepaper)

    The model dictates how applications will be distributed over which hardware requirements:

    Standalone Model: Allows virtual applications to be distribution without streaming.

    The Standalone Delivery is useful in the following scenarios:
    - No servers are available to support other methods of deploying virtual applications.
    - Disconnected remote users cannot connect to the App-V infrastructure.
    - Software management systems, such as SCCM 2007 and SMS 2003, are already in place.
    - Network bandwidth limitations prevent electronic software distribution.

    Streaming Model: Offers application streaming without requiring ADDS or a DBMS

    The Streaming Model is useful in the following scenarios:
    - Support of Application Virtualization Management Servers is unwanted
    - SCCM 2007 SP1 + R2 is already in place and the organization will use it for managing virtual application publishing and delivery.
    - Active Directory or SQL Server-based servers aren’t present, but the organization still wants to take advantage of streaming virtual applications.

    Full Infrastructure Model: Provides for built-in software distribution, management, and reporting capabilities; it also includes the streaming of applications.

    The Full Infrastructure Model is useful in the following scenarios:
    - The organization wants to use the Application Virtualization Management Server to publish the application shortcuts to the clients.
    - The additional reporting or licensing capabilities of the Application Virtualization Management Server are desired.
    - When group-based application publishing is required
    - When license enforcement is required
    - For rapid provisioning of applications to clients.
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    These practice questions make more sense with this information:

    Question: Corp wants to use Softgrid on existing infrastructure. Which model to use? Answer: Standalone Mode

    Question: Corp wants to use Softgrid and requires usage reporting. Which model to use? Answer: Full Infrastructure (Connected) Mode

    Question: Requirements for Standalone Mode? Answer: MSI, and a deployment mechanism

    Question: Requirements for Full Infrastructure (Connected) Mode? Answer: ADDS, SQL Server, and Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0.
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    Thanks for the assistance! Striving for the best score I can get!

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:25 PM