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  • Question

  • Greeting,

    I previous was asked to Sequencing 5 web Apps for IT, HR, Sales, QA, RND, I did (5 appv files) and they all works individually.

    now I was told that for normal assess (Regular access with IE, not APP-V). they are 5 links in portal url:                http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com.

    and now, i was asked for sequencing that portal as well.

    How can I do that ???

    IT need JAVA, Acrobat Reader

    HR need Excel, individually and report runtime

    Sales need activeX and PowerPoint

    QA need Word and one ActiveX

    RND need image processing Plug-in and Acrobat Reader

    Individually they are works.

    Thanks

    userausera

    newbie in App-V


    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:11 AM

Answers

  • It's very difficult to understand your post.

    Do you have Java and Reader deployed locally?

    If you follow guidance or recommendations on Java, usually people deploy the latest version of Java locally to their machines and only sequence older versions of Java when they are specifically required.

    Similarly, the best recommendation is to deploy Office locally.

    If you'd like to deploy Adobe Reader, you could sequence this and add it to a connection group with the IT web app. Personally, I usually deploy Adobe Reader local too but have also sequenced it in the past. I would say whether you go local or virtual for this depends on your environment.

    Remember when Office, Adobe Reader and Java are local. You virtual applications will be able to see and use these as needed.

    ActiveX can be a bit of a mixed bag. I suggest using the latest version of the Sequencer.


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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:27 PM
  • I'm not sure you know where connectiongroups are for. You should only create a connectiongroup if 2 or more appv packages need to see each other. From what I'm reading in your post, I do not see why ActiveX has to be in a congrp with powerpoin, or the processing addin with adobe reader (if it's not a plugin in reader).

    In an other post, I've read you're on SP3. So I would advice you to use the mandatory feature, and create only a connection from those packages which really need to see each other. So for instance JavaRE and the ActiveX.. I suppose you need them both for IE. If one of your departments can not have JavaRE, do not put that one on mandatory. Assign AD-rights based on your department on each appv-package, and assign all departments to the connectiongroup. 
    You want to use runvirtual, so create a dummypackage (put 1 file in it), and add it to the highest place in that congrp, mark it a mandatory.
    Create a publish-script (for the dummy package), or use a GPO to add the RunVirtualkey, like stated before:
    I suppose you deploy userbased, so keep it simple, and set the HKCU-key ->
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\RunVirtual\Iexplorer.exe]
    @="DUMMYPACKAGEPackageGUID_DUMMYPACKAGEVersionGUID"


    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:54 PM

All replies

  • Create connection groups separately and set priority accordingly. Use RunVirtual or /appvve to load the connection group later with local IE.

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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:53 AM
  • each appv already in a connection group

    IT has IT connection Group

    HR has HR Connection Group

    Sales has Sales Connection Group

    QA has QA has Connection Group

    RND has RND Connection Group

    They all works individually. I already had 5 .appv files

    I saw the portal web look like, exactly the link connection, below it look like in IE

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    URL:  http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IT  ---> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./it.html

    HR -->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./HR.html

    Sales-->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./Sales.html

    QA --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./QA.html

    RND --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./RND.html

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    How can I "RunVirtual or /appvve to load the connection group later with local IE." ??

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:00 PM
  • It's very difficult to understand your post.

    Do you have Java and Reader deployed locally?

    If you follow guidance or recommendations on Java, usually people deploy the latest version of Java locally to their machines and only sequence older versions of Java when they are specifically required.

    Similarly, the best recommendation is to deploy Office locally.

    If you'd like to deploy Adobe Reader, you could sequence this and add it to a connection group with the IT web app. Personally, I usually deploy Adobe Reader local too but have also sequenced it in the past. I would say whether you go local or virtual for this depends on your environment.

    Remember when Office, Adobe Reader and Java are local. You virtual applications will be able to see and use these as needed.

    ActiveX can be a bit of a mixed bag. I suggest using the latest version of the Sequencer.


    PLEASE MARK ANY ANSWERS TO HELP OTHERS Blog: rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:27 PM
  • You just have to create a registry key as shown below in your AppV Client Machines where the Package Referred is running,

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\RunVirtual\MyApp.exe]
    @="ConnectionGroupPackageGUID_
    ConnectionGroupVersionGUID"

    Note: MyApp.exe should be the name of the Physical Application Main Executable, in your case it'll be iexplore.exe.

    May be you can use a Script[REG ADD] in Deployment/User Config.xml to get this registry key written in every machine where the Package will be Added or Published.

    More Info on Run Virtual:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2848278#/en-us/kb/2848278

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiatormsft/archive/2014/02/05/app-v-5-on-run-virtual-rds-run-virtual-virtualizable-extensions-and-dynamic-virtualization.aspx

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:28 PM
  • Thanks for ask, local is clean only windows
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:38 PM
  • thanks for your help

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\RunVirtual\MyApp.exe]
    @="ConnectionGroupPackageGUID_
    ConnectionGroupVersionGUID"

    ConnectionGroupPackageGUID_ConnectionGroupVersionGUID  point to what? I need these 5 appvs

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:40 PM
  • Are you going to use all the five connection group in a single machine? If not then it would be easy.

    Eg: For IT you can have local IE with link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com./it.html and set runvirtual key in machine

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\RunVirtual\Iexplorer.exe]
    @="ITConnectionGroupPackageGUID_ITConnectionGroupVersionGUID"

    same method you can use for other connection groups.



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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:02 PM
  • I'm not sure you know where connectiongroups are for. You should only create a connectiongroup if 2 or more appv packages need to see each other. From what I'm reading in your post, I do not see why ActiveX has to be in a congrp with powerpoin, or the processing addin with adobe reader (if it's not a plugin in reader).

    In an other post, I've read you're on SP3. So I would advice you to use the mandatory feature, and create only a connection from those packages which really need to see each other. So for instance JavaRE and the ActiveX.. I suppose you need them both for IE. If one of your departments can not have JavaRE, do not put that one on mandatory. Assign AD-rights based on your department on each appv-package, and assign all departments to the connectiongroup. 
    You want to use runvirtual, so create a dummypackage (put 1 file in it), and add it to the highest place in that congrp, mark it a mandatory.
    Create a publish-script (for the dummy package), or use a GPO to add the RunVirtualkey, like stated before:
    I suppose you deploy userbased, so keep it simple, and set the HKCU-key ->
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\RunVirtual\Iexplorer.exe]
    @="DUMMYPACKAGEPackageGUID_DUMMYPACKAGEVersionGUID"


    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:54 PM
  • Thanks
    Friday, September 25, 2015 5:01 PM
  • Thanks

    will be a good idea to create a new connection group for that Portal URL which has all these piece?

    JAVA, Acrobat Reader, Excel, activeX PowerPoint Word , Plug-in

    thanks

    userausera

    • Edited by userausera Friday, September 25, 2015 5:04 PM
    Friday, September 25, 2015 5:01 PM
  • Yes, Give a try practically.

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    Friday, September 25, 2015 6:56 PM
  • Thanks, the story change again.

    last time i was ask to sequencing the company Portal , it like below.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    URL:  http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IT  ---> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/it.html

    HR -->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/HR.html

    Sales-->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/Sales.html

    QA --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/QA.html

    RND --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/RND.html

    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    But now I was told there is another link there which is call myportal, like below, (highlighted)

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    URL:  http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    IT  ---> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/it.html

    HR -->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/HR.html

    Sales-->link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/Sales.html

    QA --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/QA.html

    RND --> link to http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com/RND.html

    Myportal --> Linke to http://myportal.COMPANYABC.com

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    and the myportal its self have 5 links, like below:

    URL:  http://myportal.COMPANYABC.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    myVacation    myTraining    mySalary  myJobs    myLinks


    lucky, these five my(s) (all web applications and have their own dependencies) .,. I already sequenced them and there are tested 5 my*.appv.

    question is how can I sequencing this Web Link:  http://myapp.COMPANYABC.com

    ??

    not easy, not easy......

    userausera


    • Edited by userausera Monday, September 28, 2015 8:35 PM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 8:25 PM
  • someone can help on this?

    thanks

    userausera

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:17 PM
  • The same way, as you did with the other 5? Or I'm not understanding your question correctly?
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:41 PM