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  • Hi All,

    We have started a migration to Windows 7 from Windows XP.

    With Windows XP, we had a Novell client on the machines. Windows 7 we don't.

    However, we have some legacy applicaiton (soon to be phased out) which have a novell backend. Obviously these do not work on Windows 7 as there is no Novell Client.

    Is this comething that could be accomplished with App-V?

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:46 PM

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  • The Novell client has some low-level stuff (e.g. authentication handlers, boot time services) that probably won't make it a good candidate for virtualization; however there's no reason you couldn't give it a test.

    As Znack points out - if the Novell client does not support Windows 7, App-V won't make the Novell client compatible with Windows 7. Application virtualization is not an application-to-OS compatibility solution.



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    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:59 PM
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  • Hello,

    See this article;

    http://blog.stealthpuppy.com/virtualisation/app-v-faq-7-is-app-v-an-application-compatibility-solution/

    In general - you can always try the product


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:00 PM
  • Thats not quite what I'm looking for... Its not compatibility, as I know that without the Novell Client the application will not be able to get to its backend

    To simplify, I suppose what I'm asking is;

    If I launch Application A which is an App-V app, will that in turn launch Application B which is the Novell Client?!?

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:09 PM
  • You could try to accomplish that by using DSC if possible or a pre-script to start B on launch of A.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939085


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    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:49 PM
  • The Novell client has some low-level stuff (e.g. authentication handlers, boot time services) that probably won't make it a good candidate for virtualization; however there's no reason you couldn't give it a test.

    As Znack points out - if the Novell client does not support Windows 7, App-V won't make the Novell client compatible with Windows 7. Application virtualization is not an application-to-OS compatibility solution.



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