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  • Hi

    Is there a way to save out the sequenced app to a regular file share and then load it into the App-V client on another machine to test it.  I want to avoid having to publish it via the server all the time during testing.  I've tried but after loading into the client and creating a shortcut I get and error at launch - Cannot Start Application - Unable to initialise package information (0x00000000)

    I thought we used file shares on the course but it was a very long time ago, might be wrong.

    If it is possible to do can you post a quick how to, or link.

    Thanks
    zukie
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 6:08 PM

Answers

  •  If your using the 4.5 sequencer can't you just use the MSI option? Or if you use another 4.x version you could try the MSI utility: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=37a9e590-4f55-44ac-93e1-36eb63a09240&displaylang=en&tm

    Edit: the MSI options it typically for the disconnect scenario.
    • Proposed as answer by Johri Mayank Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:52 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:27 PM
  •  You can use http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=210688&package_id=274199&release_id=596157. to copy the packages to network share and just launch the OSD files to test the application without publishing them.

    GNU Developer by choice ....
    • Proposed as answer by Johri Mayank Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
  •  Hi zukie,

        If u r using App-V 4.5, includes a great feature: file streaming. There are no server or network pre-requisites required so it’s a very low overhead way to quickly get an application up and running. It’s ideal for any scenario when you don’t want a publishing or streaming server. For example, these situations come up when you’re testing a newly sequenced package.
    please follow link : http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2009/02/23/app-v-file-streaming-primer.aspx
    • Proposed as answer by Sunil Kumar V Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:56 AM
  • Thanks for all the responses.  All good ideas.

    Jurjen - wasn't sure what the MSI option did THANK YOU
    Johri - good tool, copy worked great, but didn't manage to setup in the client.
    app-v.in team - excellent command line guidence thanks.

    I'm using the Package Manager to copy the packages locally then running the MSI to do the config and voila !

    zukie said:

    I've tried but after loading into the client and creating a shortcut I get and error at launch - Cannot Start Application - Unable to initialise package information (0x00000000)


    The error continued with all methods and was eventually tracked down to a problem with the App-V client.  I uninstalled it and installed it again and then the packages launched OK.

    Thanks for all the help.
    zukie
    sequencer and client 4.5.0.1485

    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:52 PM

All replies

  •  If your using the 4.5 sequencer can't you just use the MSI option? Or if you use another 4.x version you could try the MSI utility: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=37a9e590-4f55-44ac-93e1-36eb63a09240&displaylang=en&tm

    Edit: the MSI options it typically for the disconnect scenario.
    • Proposed as answer by Johri Mayank Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:52 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:27 PM
  •  You can use http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=210688&package_id=274199&release_id=596157. to copy the packages to network share and just launch the OSD files to test the application without publishing them.

    GNU Developer by choice ....
    • Proposed as answer by Johri Mayank Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:38 PM
  •  Hi zukie,

        If u r using App-V 4.5, includes a great feature: file streaming. There are no server or network pre-requisites required so it’s a very low overhead way to quickly get an application up and running. It’s ideal for any scenario when you don’t want a publishing or streaming server. For example, these situations come up when you’re testing a newly sequenced package.
    please follow link : http://blogs.technet.com/softgrid/archive/2009/02/23/app-v-file-streaming-primer.aspx
    • Proposed as answer by Sunil Kumar V Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:56 AM
  • Thanks for all the responses.  All good ideas.

    Jurjen - wasn't sure what the MSI option did THANK YOU
    Johri - good tool, copy worked great, but didn't manage to setup in the client.
    app-v.in team - excellent command line guidence thanks.

    I'm using the Package Manager to copy the packages locally then running the MSI to do the config and voila !

    zukie said:

    I've tried but after loading into the client and creating a shortcut I get and error at launch - Cannot Start Application - Unable to initialise package information (0x00000000)


    The error continued with all methods and was eventually tracked down to a problem with the App-V client.  I uninstalled it and installed it again and then the packages launched OK.

    Thanks for all the help.
    zukie
    sequencer and client 4.5.0.1485

    • Marked as answer by zukie Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:53 PM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:52 PM
  • you might have to set the following entries in 4.5 client

    1. Set the registry key AllowIndependentFileStreaming under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SoftGrid\4.5\Client\Configuration to 1.

    and try again.
    GNU Developer by choice ....
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:36 PM