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App-V 5 Streaming w/ No Offline Usage? RRS feed

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  • In App-V 4.6 you could configure an application to only be available when a machine was connected to a network that could access the streaming server. In this way, you could deploy an app-v app to a BYOD client and let them use the app while on the corporate network, but not at home. In all of the documentation, it appears that the term "streaming" for App-V 5 really just means the initial download from the publishing server or DP and only happens once. However, the SCCM documentation defines two delivery methods for App-V: Streaming Delivery and Local delivery (download and execute) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822982.aspx#BKMK_Delivery

    Is there any way in an App-V full infrastructure to truly stream the application each time it is run? Is this just the shared content store that was introduced in SP1? For both the streaming delivery and local delivery, it appears that the files are still all downloaded to the cache and then run locally. I've tested publishing a "streaming" app, running it, and then disabling the NIC, the application still runs, so it's not dependent on contacting the publishing server. Is there any real difference besides "streaming" downloading the primary feature block first, then downloading the missing files in the package store and "local delivery" which just downloads it all ahead of time? Is this behavior different for SMB and HTTP? I can't find this anywhere in the documentation. Is RemoteApp a better solution to meet this endstate?

    In 4.6 you could also configure an app to limit the offline usage, so if a client hadn't connected to the corporate network say in 45 days to check for an update to the app, it wouldn't run. Does App-V 5 have any similar feature?

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:44 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Your best option would be shared content store, but no - there is no possibility to locally cache an application and not allow it to run offline.


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:51 PM

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  • Hello,

    Your best option would be shared content store, but no - there is no possibility to locally cache an application and not allow it to run offline.


    Nicke Källén | The Knack| Twitter: @Znackattack

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:51 PM
  • I second Nicke: Shared Content Store mode is perhaps the most save method to avoid offline usage.

    BTW also in App-V 4 the content was streamed down to the clients and wasn't removed. Enforsing the online mode essentially just told the client "Hey, before you launch the application, try to _access_ to streaming server".



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