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Which is the best tool to resolve the Win 7 compatibility issue? RRS feed

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  • Other App-V , what are the other tools available to resolve the Compatibility issue..?

    Because App-v was not capturing the changes properly when sequencing the driver applications..

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:17 AM

Answers

  • Kernel level Drivers cannot be virtualized.

    What compatibility issue are you facing? If it's a 32-bit driver which won't work on 64-bit you will need to get a 64-bit version of the application or use a different means of getting it to your users e.g. Citrix XenApp, MED-V. If you can though, just get a 64-bit version.

    If it's a non-driver related compatibility issue you should use ACT to create a shim to resolve the issue you are seeing. App-V is not really a compatibility fix per se e.g. if you have an application that prompts for UAC then that will still have happen with your App-V sequenced version and will have to modify your OSD to resolve this. You can use ACT to create a shim to suppress the prompt for your local apps. You can create shims for lots of different compatibility issues but again the best solution is to get a compatible version from the vendor if possible.


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    Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:19 AM

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  • Kernel level Drivers cannot be virtualized.

    What compatibility issue are you facing? If it's a 32-bit driver which won't work on 64-bit you will need to get a 64-bit version of the application or use a different means of getting it to your users e.g. Citrix XenApp, MED-V. If you can though, just get a 64-bit version.

    If it's a non-driver related compatibility issue you should use ACT to create a shim to resolve the issue you are seeing. App-V is not really a compatibility fix per se e.g. if you have an application that prompts for UAC then that will still have happen with your App-V sequenced version and will have to modify your OSD to resolve this. You can use ACT to create a shim to suppress the prompt for your local apps. You can create shims for lots of different compatibility issues but again the best solution is to get a compatible version from the vendor if possible.


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    Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:19 AM
  • Here's the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) that Rory has mentioned: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=7352

    As Rory points out - drivers cannot be virtualized, you'll need to extract those from your application and deliver them separately to the App-V package. Search for "drivers" in this forum to see more topics on why drivers can't be virtualized: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/appvirtualization?query=drivers&rq=meta:Search.MSForums.ForumID(370b45ed-8dee-4689-9c08-54758ad6b374)+site:microsoft.com&rn=App-V+General+Sequencing+Forum



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