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registry key for a virtual package RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi all,

    I have a sequenced package which i have added to my app-v server so that all the app-v client uses it...

    I just wanted to know the registry entry which the package creates when launched on the client machine.

    Thanks

    Pranay.


    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:16 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    The recommended approach to verify such things is a WMI-provider, see this page;

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843631.aspx


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:21 AM
  • hi aaron,

    Found one location in the registry which did the job for me.

    Location :-

    HKLM\Software\wow6432 Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\client\Applications\Adobe Reader X10.1.0.534

    But i came across another problem :-

    i am using virtual adobe reader & a third party app locally installed uses it for report generation

    when adobe is installed locally the 3rd party app detects it but if adobe is virtual 3rd party app is not able to detect it.

    please suggest.

    Thanks

    Pranay.

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:53 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    The recommended approach to verify such things is a WMI-provider, see this page;

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc843631.aspx


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:21 AM
  • hi znack,

    This is not what i was searching for....

    I wanted to know about the registry entry created by an app when launched on client machine & not the details of the app package...

    Thanks

    Pranay.

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:32 AM
  • Hello,

    See this one instead;

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc817118.aspx


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:38 AM
  • these are the details related to the package

    does the package make any registry entry in the client machine

    if yes,need the registry path...

    Thanks

    Pranay

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:54 AM
  • I read this more of what the app is creating, rather than the app-v client? (o/p needs to qualify really)

    In which case, you can delta the package and usrvol/glblVol packages with something like PkgView

    Look for UsrVol / GlblVol pkg files within

    %APPDATA%\SoftGrid Client

    and

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\SoftGrid Client\AppFS Storage

    Friday, March 16, 2012 10:56 AM
  • these are the details related to the package

    does the package make any registry entry in the client machine

    if yes,need the registry path...

    This is entirely dependent on your application and environment. In general all registry changes that the application makes will remain inside the virtual environment and it won't make changes to the real registry.

    See some discussion on this here: http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/virtualisation/just-how-do-exclusions-in-app-v-packages-work/



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    Friday, March 16, 2012 4:16 PM
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  • hi aaron,

    Found one location in the registry which did the job for me.

    Location :-

    HKLM\Software\wow6432 Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\client\Applications\Adobe Reader X10.1.0.534

    But i came across another problem :-

    i am using virtual adobe reader & a third party app locally installed uses it for report generation

    when adobe is installed locally the 3rd party app detects it but if adobe is virtual 3rd party app is not able to detect it.

    please suggest.

    Thanks

    Pranay.

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:53 AM
  • hi aaron,

    Found one location in the registry which did the job for me.

    Location :-

    HKLM\Software\wow6432 Node\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\client\Applications\Adobe Reader X10.1.0.534

    OK, your original question didn't sound anything like you were after that - Znack's origninal response about WMI would be the preferred method, because if even those registry entries exist, it doesn't guarantee that the package is on the client

    But i came across another problem :-

    when adobe is installed locally the 3rd party app detects it but if adobe is virtual 3rd party app is not able to detect it.

    please suggest.

    Thanks

    Pranay.

    See this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/appvgeneralsequencing/thread/501665d7-508a-4892-b7ce-a88ffb7f9a68


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    Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:37 PM
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