Application Virtualization Client files and folders

Filename Location Description

sftfs.fsd

Vista:
Public\Documents\Softgrid client
XP:
All Users\Documents\Softgrid client

Application cache. All applications are stored in this file. The contents of this file is mounted to the virtual drive (Q:) at application run time.

Shortcut_ex.dat

Per Computer:
Vista:
Public\Documents\Softgrid client
XP:
All Users\Documents\Softgrid client
Per User:
Vista:
User Profile\AppData\Roaming\Softgrid Client
XP:
User Profile\Application Data\Softgrid Client

Stores the location of shortcuts that are created during a refresh.

The Per Computer file is updated through the SFTMIME command or when adding an MSI package. The Per User file is updated with data from the publishing refresh.

OSD Cache

Vista:
Public\Documents\Softgrid client
XP:
All Users\Documents\Softgrid client

Location of all cached OSD (Open Software Description) files. The OSD files contain information about the application, dependencies, environment, location, scripts and more.

ICON cache

Vista:
Public\Documents\Softgrid client
XP:
All Users\Documents\Softgrid client

The ICO file is a shortcut to the OSD file.

Package File System Containers

Per Computer:
Vista:
Public\Documents\Softgrid client\AppFS Storage
XP:
All Users\Documents\Softgrid client\AppFS Storage
Per User:
Vista:
User Profile\AppDataRoaming\Softgrid Client and User Profile\Appdata\Local\Softgrid Client
XP:
User Profile\Application Data\Softgrid Client

For each package a unique folder is created containg several pkg files. The folder name is constructed by combining the package directory root name and the package GUID

.

User Location:
UsrVol_sftfs_v1.pkg

In the Package File System Container.

Stores the user specific files in the virtual environment.

System Location:
UsrVol_sftfs_v1.pkg

In the Package File System Container.

Stores files in the virtual environment that is associated with the entire machine.

System Location:
GlblVol_sftfs_v1_UserSID.pkg

In the Package File System Container.

Store application specific data that are modified by users.

System Location:
GlblVol_sftfs_v1_S-1-5-20.pkg

In the Package File System Container.

Store application specific data that are modified by the system.

By | 2008-11-30T18:09:22+00:00 November 30th, 2008|Application Virtualization (App-V)|0 Comments

About the Author:

Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.

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