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Task Sequence deployment of Virtual Applications RRS feed

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  • When Task Sequences are used to deploy Virtual Applications, does the virtal app download and run locally or is it streamed from the distribution point?  I know when you create an advertisement for a virtual app, you can choose whether or not you want to stream.  I would like to know how this works when they are deployed via task sequence.  Thanks. 
    Friday, January 2, 2009 5:15 PM

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  • Not sure if this addresses what you need or not, but from:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161873.aspx

    You can also use a task sequence to deploy a virtual application package. When you use a task sequence to deploy a virtual application package, you do not need to specify a program that will be associated with the package as all required programs are included with the virtual application package. For more information about installing software using a task sequence, see How to Install Software Packages as Part of a Task Sequence. When you select a virtual application package to install as part of the task sequence, the associated Program line will not be available. You must also advertise the virtual application package task sequence. If you plan to stream the virtual application package select Access content from a distribution point when need by running task sequence when advertising the task sequence. If you plan to have target computers run virtual application packages locally select Download all contents locally before starting the task sequence or Download content locally when needed by running task sequence. If you select Download all contents locally when needed by running task sequence the Configuration Manager 2007 task sequence will download the virtual application package to a temporary cache location on the target computer, register the virtual application package, load the package into the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) cache and delete the package from the temporary cache location. To use this option the App-V RequireAuthorizationIfCached registry entry must be disabled.

    Friday, February 27, 2009 10:31 PM