The Application Virtualization 4.5 client

Client prerequisites:

Microsoft Application Error Reporting  – download
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) – download:
Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Service Pack 1 – download:

Notice: There is no x64 support yet, rumor has it that it will be available in 2010

Client scenarios

  • The Desktop client supports Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. It’s part of the MDOP installation kit
  • The Terminal Services client support Windows 2003 terminal services and Windows 2008 terminal services. You can download the it here:

Client installation files

Deploying the client

  • If you have installed Configuration Manager 2007 R2, you can use the definition file AppVirtMgmtClient.sms which is found in X:\Program files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Tools\VirtualApp.
  • You can add the client to your image. It doesn’t require any unique values to be removed.
  • Deploy the Softgrid-WD-Setup.MSI through Active Directory
  • Perform a manually/scripted installation

Configuring the client in Standalone mode

To support scenarios where real time streaming is not an option you can configure client in Standalone mode. You can configure Standalone mode during the installation or after by modifying registry.

  • During the installation select Advanced settings and:
    • Clear: Require User authorization even when cached
    • Select: Allow streaming from file
    • Clear: On Launch
    • Clear: On Logon
  • After the installation, open registry and navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Softgrid\4.5\Client\Configuration
    • Change AllowIndependentFileStreaming to a value of 1
    • Change ApplicationSourceRoot to RTSP://Localhost
    • Change AutoLoadTriggers to a value o 0
    • Change RequireAuthrozationIfCached to a value of 0
By |2008-12-04T21:55:38+00:00December 4th, 2008|Application Virtualization (App-V)|1 Comment

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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