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Remote Database Creation for App-V 5 SP3

April 11, 2015
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AppVDBThe new version of my PrepSQL tool now supports the changes that have been introduced with ServicePack 3 for App-V 5. You can silently create the App-V Management Database and Reporting Database on remote SQL servers, on SQL server clusters or in scenarios, where you can’t run App-V’s setup wizard on the SQL server machine. This new version also allows to upgrade the databases from a pre-SP3 version. It already includes the fix for a known error with Microsoft’s original scripts.

With PrepSQL for App-V 5 SP3 you can

  • Prepare the App-V Management database and the App-V Reporting database without running black-boxed executables on your SQL servers
  • Prepare the the App-V databases for using in clustered SQL server environments
  • Give your SQL Administrator the confidence to only make comprehensible changes to the SQL server
  • Fully automate the preparation and even execution of App-V’s .sql scripts
  • Leverage log files to identify potential issues while preparing the .sql scripts
  • Allow to use a name for the Reporting database that is not limited to a length of 20 characters
  • Update older App-V databases to the SP3 format
  • Skip the manual correction that causes MS’ scripts to fail

Download PrepSQL for App-V 5 SP3 from kirx.org

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Server-free Reporting with App-V 5 (Part 3): Finally some Reports!

May 22, 2014
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Document_ReportingUse SQL Reporting Services is the common answer to the question of how to present all the application launch data that App-V’s SQL based reporting collected. In this article you’ll not only see how to use just Excel for creating graphical reports, but you also see that you can use the pure XML based information from the previous parts of this mini-series to feed that.

 

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Server-free Reporting with App-V 5 (Part 2)

May 21, 2014
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Document_ReportingIn the first part of this series we talked about how to collect App-V 5 Reporting data with just a simple file share. In this 2nd part we’ll focus on how to prepare the collected data, allowing further processing.

 

 

 

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Remote Database Creation for App-V 5 Revised

December 30, 2013
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AppVDBAbout a year ago I published a Powershell script that helps preparing the App-V 5 Management and Reporting database for scenarios, where executing App-V’s setup wizard locally on the SQL server is not appropriate. The script has evolved, and a new version is available right now.

With PrepSQL for App-V 5, you can

  • Prepare the App-V Management database and the App-V Reporting database without running black-boxed executables on your SQL servers
  • Prepare the the App-V databases für using in clustered SQL server environments
  • Give your SQL Administrator the confidence to only make comprehensible changes to the SQL server
  • Fully automate the preparation and even execution of App-V’s .sql scripts
  • leverage log files to identify potential issues while preparing the .sql scripts
  • Allow to use a name for the Reporting database that is not limited to a length of 20 characters

Dowload PrepSQL v2 from kirx.org

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A short Review on Gridmetric Application Virtualization Explorer for App-V 5

August 13, 2013
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It’s not a secret that I am a super-fan of Gridmetric’s Application Virtualization Explorer (AVE) since it was released and replaced the old SFTExplorer. Therefor I’m really happy that Kalle Saunamäki told me about the release of AVE 3.0, the first and only 3rd party editor for App-V 5 packages. Here is why you should get your hands on it, too.

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New App-V 5 Visio Stencil

December 17, 2012
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Icon_smallThe App-V Visio Stencil has been updated to reflect the new components that were introduced with App-V 5.

It contains dedicated symbols for the Publishing, Management, Reporting and Streaming Service as well as symbols for Clients running in shared-content mode. Symbols are genric enough to be used with App-V 4.x as well.

 

 

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Remote Database Preparation for App-V 5

November 1, 2012
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A while ago I wrote an article about what to do if you want to implement a Full App-V 5 Infrastructure – and you’re not the SQL Admin. Now, with App-V 5 going RTM, there are some updates – including additions for the Reporting Database and a little Powershell helper for you.

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How to launch an external Program inside an App-V 5 Environment

July 3, 2012
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Do you want to launch ‘cmd.exe’ within an App-V 5 (Beta) Virtual Environment? ‘OSD Scripting’ can’t help you here… OSDs are gone. Read about a quite neat method that was discussed during the German User Group – and that was streamlined by Volker Kleiner (@vkleinerde)…

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Bulk-update App-V Packages with a new Sequencer

January 26, 2012
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Do you want to update all your old SoftGrid / App-V Packages to the newest Sequencer / Client version? Do you need to create Publishing MSIs for a bunch of packages because in the past you didn’t need them but want to use them now? Here is a simple Powershell Script that converts all existing packages within a folder structure recursively.

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New: Free Login Consultant’s Application Virtualization Analyzer Tool

August 25, 2011
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Do you want to get a comprehensive overview of all your App-V applications and packages, no matter if you use a Management Server, SCCM, another deployment solution or even manual deplyoments?

Do you want to verify quickly, if Naming Conflicts between virtual packages, 8+3 folders and other items occur?

Then, get Login Consultant’s “App-V Analyzer” to get all the infos usefully presented!

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